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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HOFMANN, Alberich Konrad

HOFMANN, Alberich Konrad. Kloster Banz, Oberfranken 14.11.1819 — Waging am See 30.9.1890. German Linguist. Born in a monastery where his father was lay official. Educated in Bamberg. Studies at Munich, Erlangen, Berlin and Leipzig, began with medicine, but soon changed to Sanskrit, Iranian and German. Ph.D. 1848 Leizig (under H.…

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HELTEN, Willem Lodewijk van

HELTEN, Willem Lodewijk van. Hedel 30.8.1849 — ’s-Gravenhage 16.3.1917. Dutch Linguist. Educated in Leiden and Rotterdam. in 1865-71 studies at Leiden (probably learned Sanskrit from Kern). Ph.D. 1871 Leiden (diss. on Dutch). In 1970-82 school-teacher of Dutch in Tiele and Rotterdam. From 1882 Professor of Dutch language and literature and…

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HEINZ, Adam

HEINZ, Adam. Cracow 20.11.1914 — Cracow 1.6.1984. Polish IE and Slavic Linguist. Professor at Cracow. In 1934-46 studies of classics and IE under Kuryłowicz et al. at Lwów (Lviv). Ph.D. 1950 Kraków, under Safarewicz. From 1957 Docent, from 1969 Professor at Kraków, in 1973-84 Professor of General Linguistics there. In…

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GOIDANICH (Gojdanić), Pier Gabriele

GOIDANICH (Gojdanić), Pier Gabriele. Volosca di Lussimpiccolo (now Volosko in Croatia) 30.6.1868 — Bologna 27.10.1953. Italian (with Croatian background) Linguist. Son of Croatian parents, Pietro G. and Antonella Stuparich. Gymnasium in Capodistria (Koper). Studies at Milano under Ascoli, then teacher in Campania. From 1899 taught as PD at Pisa, from…

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GACHET, Benjamin

GACHET, Benjamin. Lille 1839 — 1???. French Linguist. In 1871 he was a repetiteur at the É.P.H.É. In some source called Brachet. Publications: “Les missionnaires dans l’Inde actuelle”, La Libre Conscience 6.11. & 13.11.1869. – Prières antèhistoriques. Œuvres de Koutsa et Hirayastoupa. Trad. du sanscrit védique en vers fr. et…

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GEORGIEV, Vladimir Ivanov

GEORGIEV, Vladimir Ivanov. Gabare near Byala Slatina 3. or 6.2.1908 — Sofia 14.7.1986. Bulgarian IE Linguist and Specialist of Balkan (especially Thracian and Illyrian) and Anatolian Languages. Studied classics and IE (under Mladenov) at Sofia in 1926-30, further studies at Vienna 1933-34, Berlin 1935-36, Florence 1939-40 and Paris 1946-47. Ph.D.…

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