WESTPHAL, Rudolf

WESTPHAL, Rudolf  Georg Hermann. Obernkirchen in Schaumburg 3.7.1826 — Stadthagen 10.7.1892. German Philologist. Gymnasium in Bückeburg and Rinteln. From 1845 studied theology and classical philology at Marburg, also learned Arabic and Sanskrit. In 1852 both Ph.D. and PD at Tübingen (für Klassische Philologie und Vergleichende Sprachwissenschaft), 1854 ao. Professor. In…

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THESLEFF, Arthur

THESLEFF, Arthur. Viipuri 5.3.1871 — Stockholm 17.12.1920. Finnish Botanist (Mycologist) and Gipsy Scholar. Son of Colonel Fredrik Vilhelm Th. and Olga Maria Thesleff. From 1890 studied botany at Helsinki. In the late 1890s fieldwork  among gipsies in Finland, Sweden, Russia, Hungary and Poland. In 1906 moved to Sweden and in 1906…

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SWANSON, Donald C.

SWANSON, Donald Carl Eugene. St.Paul, Minnesota 18.11.1914 — 12.4.1976. U.S. Linguist. Studies at University of Minnesota (B.A. 1936, M.A. 1939, in Classics). M.A. and Ph.D. 1941 Princeton University. After one year as Instructor of Classics at University of Colorado worked for U.S. Navy and U.S. Armed Forces Language Unit, 1943-45.…

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STAMM, Friedrich

STAMM, Friedrich. 18?? — 19??. German Student of IE Linguistics. From Schwarzenraben. Ph.D. 1919 Münster. Publications: Diss. Die denominativen Verben primären Charakters in den indogermanischen Sprachen. 3+80 p. Münster 1919. Sources: Nothing in Internet (except one mention of diss.).

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SMITH, Maria Wilkins

SMITH, Maria Wilkins. 21.6.1884 — 29.12.1973. U.S. Linguist. Daughter of William Horner Smith (d. 1889) and Henrietta Constantia Wilkins. Apparently the same MWS who studied at Bryn Mawr (1906) and passed Ph.D. 1929 at University of Pennsylvania (under Kent). She was Instructor, then Assistant Professor of Latin at Temple University in…

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SMITH, Emil

SMITH, Emil. Kristiania 7.5.1887 — Oslo 16.5.1957. Norwegian Philologist and Linguist. Son of judge Hjalmar Smith and Ovidia Ellefsen. Grew up in Kristiansund and Kristiania. From 1905 studies, mainly of Greek, in Kristiania and 1910-11 at Berlin. Graduated 1914, from 1915 Docent at Kristiania. Never took Ph.D. Taught as Docent until…

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SIEGERT, Hans

SIEGERT, Hans. 19?? — 19??. German IE Linguist. Wüst’s student at Munich, in 1942 in the Wehrmacht. Member of NSDAP. Publications: “Zur Geschichte der Begriffe ‘Arier’ und ‘arisch’”, W&S 22, 1941-42, 73-99. Sources: Briefly in C. Hutton, Linguistics in the Third Reich. 1999.

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SCHULTZE, Martin

SCHULTZE, Martin. Nordhausen 11.1.1835 — Ellrich 10.9.1899. German Educator and Linguist. Son of organist Heinrich August S. and Wilhelmine Ebert. Matriculated 1855 from Nordhausen and began studis of theology at Halle. Without graduation employed by Austrian consul F. Haas in Epirus, travelled in Balkan and Asia Minor, worked two years…

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SCHUCHARDT, Hugo

SCHUCHARDT, Hugo. Gotha 4.2.1842 — Graz 21.4.1927. German Linguist in Austria. Professor in Graz. Son of Ernst Julius S., a lawyer, and Malvina von Bridel-Brideri. Gymnasium in Gotha. Began his studies at Jena, soon switched from law to philology and moved to Bonn. Ph.D. 1864 Bonn (under Ritschl). Further studies…

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SCHNEIDER, Karl

SCHNEIDER, Karl. Brückrachdorf, Kr. Neuwied 18.4.1912 — Münster 26.12.1998. German Linguist, mainly Anglist and Germanist, but in his early career wrote on IE and Tocharian. Studies in 1932-36 at Giessen, Ph.D. 1936 in comparative linguistics. Two years as German Assistant at Manchester. PD 1952 Marburg. From 1954 apl. Professor at…

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