DERVICHIAN, Serope

DERVICHIAN, Serope (Seraphin Dervischjan). 1846 — 1899. Armenian Linguist. Mekhitarist, studied at Vienna, mainly Sanskrit and Pehlevi. Hübschmann wrote very negative review of his book (ZDMG 30, 1876, 774-779). Publications: Armeniaka. 1. Das altarmenische “k”. Ein Beitrag zur indo-europäischen Lautlehre. 117 p. Vienna 1877; La langue primitive indo-européenne. 1885 (???).…

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CRAIG, James Alexander

CRAIG, James Alexander. Fitzroy Harbour, Ontario 5.3.1855 — Toronto 16.5.1932. Canadian Linguist. Son of James Craig, a farmer, and Rachel Cughan. Studies of philosophy at McGill (B.A. 1880 and M.A. 1883) and theology at Yale (B.D. 1883). Ordained 1883. Then three years further studies at Leipzig (Ph.D. 1886 under Delitzsch).…

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COSTA, Traian

COSTA, Traian. 1926 — 1995. Romanian Linguist and Classical Scholar. Student of Bănăţeanu, taught Sanskrit at the Bucureşti University after his death (1963). Professor. Ioana Costa (b. 1959), Professor of Classical Philology at Bucureşti, is probably his daughter. Publications: Wrote on Greek and Latin literature. – Review of Gonda’s Kurze…

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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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