MURPHY, John D.

MURPHY, John D. 1921 — 1997. U.S. Linguist. Perhaps at Catholic University of America, Washington DC. Publications: Much on African languages. – A handbook of the Tamil language. 8+141 p. Washington DC 1957. – With Champa Jarmul: A Nepali Newspaper reader. 9+274 p. Kensington 1984. – With S. Vaidyanathan: Tamil Newspaper reader. 6+434…

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MORGENSTIERNE, Georg

MORGENSTIERNE, Georg  Valentin von Munthe af. Christiania (Oslo) 3.1.1892 — Oslo 3.3.1978. Norwegian Indo-Iranian Scholar. Professor in Oslo. Son of Professor Bredo M. and Bertha Ludwigsen Schjelderup. Matriculated from Christiania 1909. Studies at Christiania, of classical philology, comparative linguistics and Indology (under Konow), then at Bonn (Jacobi) and Berlin (Lüders).…

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MENGES, Karl Heinrich

MENGES, Karl Heinrich. Frankfurt a.M. 22.4.1908 — Vienna 20.9.1999. German Turkologist in the U.S.A. Professor in New York. Born in a Roman Catholic family. Educated at Lessing Gymnasium in Frankfurt, matriculated 1926. Studies at Frankfurt, Munich and from 1928 at Berlin. Ph.D. 1932 Berlin. Several early field trips to Soviet Union.…

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MCCAWLEY, James David

MCCAWLEY, James David (born James Quillan McCawley Jr.). Glasgow 30.3.1938 — Chicago 10.4.1999. U.S. (Scottish-born) Linguist. Professor in Chicago. Son of James Quillan McC., a businessman, and Monica Bateman, a physician, a Roman Catholic family. In 1939 the father moved to Toronto, but the family only followed after the war.…

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KUDZINOWSKI, Czesław

KUDZINOWSKI, Czesław. Wodziłówka 8.10.1908 — Poznań 2.3.1988. Polish Linguist, beside Indo-European also Specialist of Fenno-Ugrian and Uralic. Professor in Poznań. Son of a small farmer. From 1928 studies of philosophy Wilno (then Polish, now Lithuanian Vilnius), soon switched to IE linguitics. M.A. 1935. In 1935-37 further studies of Fenno-Ugrian at…

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KOŘÍNEK, František

KOŘÍNEK, František.1??? — 1???. Czechoslovakian Linguist. Ph.D. In 1935 PD of Comparative Linguistics at Bratislava. Publications: Diss. Sources: Mentioned in a contemporary catalogue of universities. The name is common enough and for one unfamiliar with Slovakian and Czech it is impossible to sift out the right one from Internet.

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IVERSEN, Ragnvald

IVERSEN, Ragnvald. Tromsø 18.1.1882 — Trondheim 21.8.1960. Norwegian Linguist. Son of Anton Christian I., a carpenter, and Emilie Jacobsen. Studies at Kristiania (Oslo), cand.phil. 1910. Worked as teacher inn Arendal and Hønefoss. Ph.D. 1921 (diss. on Norwegian). In 1922-52 Professor of Norwegian at Norges Lærerhøgskole (Teachers’ College) in Trondheim. Married…

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HUDSON-WILLIAMS, Thomas

HUDSON-WILLIAMS, Thomas. Caernarfon 4.2.1873 — 12.4.1961. British (Welsh) Celtologist and Comparative Linguist. Professor in Bangor. Educated in Bangor. Studies at University College of North Wales in Bangor (graduated 1894) and Greifswald (Zimmer). D.Litt. 1911 London. From 1896 Assistant Lecturer of French and German at Bangor, from 1900 of Classics. In…

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HRKAL, Eduard

HRKAL, Eduard. 18?? — Vienna 1948?. Czech Linguist. Called Professor (1939), probably at the gymnasium of Mariańské Lázně. Active as early as 1895 and 1910 (articles about the French dialect of Picardie). He suggested that Etrscan belong to the “Turnian division of Ural-Altaic” and invented Turkic etymologies for Etruscan words.…

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HOMBURGER, Lilias

HOMBURGER, Lilias. U.K. 1880 — 1969. Mlle. French Linguist, with mixed German-English-French background. Began her career as missionary. Studied linguistics (Meillet), Dravidian and African languages. As directeur d’études taught African linguistics at É.P.H.É. L. S. Senghor was among her students there. She proposed wide-reaching theories about the unity of African…

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