BRAUNHOLTZ, Gustav Ernst Karl

BRAUNHOLTZ, Gustav Ernst Karl. Cambridge 19.3.1887 — 21.4.1967. British Linguist (IE and Classic). Son of Eugen Gustav Br. (1859–1941), German academician who moved in 1884 to Cambridge (note his diss. Die erste nichtchristliche Parabel des Barlaam und Josaphat. Ihre Herkunft und Verbreitung. Halle 1884). Studies at Cambridge (B.A. 1911 Emanuel…

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BELSER, Carl William

BELSER, Carl William. New Washington, Ohio 21.12.1860 — Boulder, Colorado 28.1.1898. U.S. Linguist. Professor in Ann Arbor and Boulder. Son of a clergyman. B.A. 1882 from University of Michigan, then also M.A. In the 1880s taught Latin at Mount Morris College and Carhage College, both in Illinois. In 1887 went…

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BAUDIŠ, Josef

BAUDIŠ, Josef. Prague 27.8.1883 — Bratislava 4.5.1933. Czech IE and Celtic Linguist and Folklorist. Gymnasium and studies (1902-06) in Prague. Ph.D. PD at Prague, also taught at a gymnasium there. After WW lived some time in the U.K. From 1924 Professor at Comenius University in Bratislava. Publications: Studie o perfeklech…

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BARBOUR, Philip Lemont.

BARBOUR, Philip Lemont. Louisville, Kentucky 21.12.1898 — Petersburg, Virginia 21.12.1980. U.S. Linguist, Historian and Radio Broadcaster. Son of Philip Foster B., a physician, and Jessie A. Lemont. In 1910 moved with his divorced mother ans sisters to New York. Studies of history and languages at Columbia and Cornell Universities, but…

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ABEL, Iwarus (Ivar)

ABEL, Iwarus (Ivar). Ejstrup Mølle, Asferg Sogn near Randers 1720 — Fredensborg 1788. Danish Linguist. Son of Jens Iversen Abel, a miller, and Karen Jensdatter. Educated in Viborg, studied law at Copenhagen. In 1761-71 worked as procurator in Copenhagen city court, now also became interested in languages. Married with Maria…

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WRIGHT, Joseph

WRIGHT, Joseph. Idle near Bradford, Yorkshire31.10.1855 — 27.2.1930. British Linguist. Son of Dufton Wright, a woollen cloth weaver and quarryman, and Sarah Ann Atkinson. Working from childhood he started night-school in late teens, concebtraing on languages, and in 1876 went with his modest savings to Heidelberg University. Back in Yorkshire…

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WAIT, William Henry

WAIT, William Henry. McConnell, Illinois 1854? — Ann Arbor 28.2.1939. U.S. Linguist and Germanist. Son of Nelson W. and Mary Catherine Root. Graduated B.A. 1879 from Northwestern University, A.M. there 1882. Ph.D. 1888 Allegheny. From 1883 taught at Illinois Wesleyan University. Further studies at Berlin and Bonn. In 1895-1901 Instructor…

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WAAG, Anatol

WAAG, Anatol. Eletz, Russia 24.11.1906 — Zagreb 19??. Russian (German) Linguist and Iranian Scholar. From 1926 studies in Germany, never returned to Soviet Union. Ph.D. 1931 Leipzig. Then Assistant at Leipzig in 1932-39. PD 1939 Leipzig, moved soon to Zagreb. Publications: diss. ‪Die Bezeichnungen des Geistlichen im Althoch- und Altniederdeutschen:…

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UHLIK, Rade

UHLIK, Rade. Sarajevo 1.2.1899 — Sarajevo 12.6.1991. Yugoslavian Linguist and Gipsy Scholar. Studied Germanistics at Belgrad. Later custos in Bosnia-Hercegovina Museum in Sarajevo. Publications: Romane glilja. Prijedor 1937 (Gipsy Songs); O Devlikano Ramope e Sumnale. Beograd 1938 (The Bible in the Gipsy language); Ciganska poezija. Sarajevo 1957; Ciganske priče. Sarajevo…

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THOMAS, Calvin

THOMAS, Calvin. near Lapeer Mich. 28.10.1854 — New York City 4.11.1919. U.S. Linguist and Germanist. Graduated A.B. 1874, A.M. 1877, LL.D. 1904 – all at University of Michigan, where he was in 1879-87 Instructor in Modern Languages and gave the first course of Sanskrit in the university’s history, then repeated…

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