KÖLVER, Bernhard

KÖLVER, Bernhard. Ründeroth near Köln 2.4.1938 — Leipzig 27.11.2001. German Indologist. Professor in Köln, Kiel and Leipzig. Son of a gymnasium teacher, who Participated in WW II and died soon after his return from captivity. Educated in Wertheim, Gummersbach und Fort Myers (Florida). From 1956 studies linguistics, Anglistics, Germanistics and…

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JOPSON, N. B.

JOPSON, Norman Brooke. Leeds 20.1.1890 — 1969. British Comparative Linguist Professor in Cambridge. Son of Samuel Rolison Jopson. Educated at Merchant Taylor’s School, Crosby, from 1909 studies at Cambridge (St.John’s College, B.A. 1912), mainly French and German, but also Sanskrit and Comparative Philology. Further studies of Slavic and IE in 1913-14…

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HUMMEL, Siegbert

HUMMEL, Siegbert. Rodewisch, Vogtland 18.7.1908 — Lengenfeld (or Röthenbach?), Vogtland 28.3.2001. German (East) Priest, Art Historian and Tibetan Scholar. He had first mercantile training in order to take over the curtain trade of his father, but the depression impended this and he turned to theology. Matriculated in 1932 from König Albert-Gymnasium…

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HOPKINS, Grace Sturtevant

HOPKINS, Grace Sturtevant. 14.7.1904 — Hamden, CT 12.3.2002. U.S. Student of IE Lin­guistics. Daughter of —> Edgar U. Sturtevant and Bessie Skinner. Graduated 1924 from Vassar College. Ph.D. 1932 Yale. In 1931-62 living in New Jersey, then in Hamden, CT and Naples. Active in politics. Married Francis W. Hopkins. Publications: Indo-European…

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HOLMER, Nils M.

HOLMER, Nils Magnus. Göteborg 5.2.1904 — Vollsjö near Lund 10.6.1994.Swedish Linguist. Son of railway engineer Lars Magnus H. and elementary school teacher Anna Vilhelmina Lindström. Grew up in Kalmar. Studied Russian at Lund (fil.kand. 1925), also became interested in Indo-European. In 1926-29 studied Czech and Celtic at Prague. Lic.phil. 1932…

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HELLER, Louis G.

HELLER, Louis George. New York City 1927 — 1997. U.S. Linguist. The only son of Benjamin H. and Helen Edith Morse. Ph.D. Professor at the College of the City of New York. Married Alice, two daughters and two sons. Publications: Wrote on English, general linguistics, etc. – “The First Person Singular…

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HAVET, Louis

HAVET,  Pierre Antoine Louis. Paris 6.1.1849 — Paris 26.1.1925. French Philologist and Linguist, mainly of Latin, but also IE (including Sanskrit). Professor in Paris. Son of Ernest Havet, Professor of Latin. Studies in Paris (É.P.H.É.). Ph.D. 1880 Parid. In 1885-1925 Professor of Latin Philology at Collège de France, now concentrated mainly…

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HALL, Robert A., Jr.

HALL, Robert Anderson, Jr. Raleigh NC 4.4.1911 — Ithaca NY 2.12.1997. U.S. Linguist. Studies at Princeton (B.A.) and Chicago (M.A.). D.Litt. 1934 Rome. Taught at University of Puerto Rico, at Princeton and Brown Universities, then from 1946 Professor of Linguistics at Cornell University. Married 1936 Frances L. Adkins (d. 1975), then…

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GREENBERG, Joseph (Joe) H.

GREENBERG, Joseph (Joe) Harold. Brooklyn, New York 28.5.1915 — Stanford, Calif. 7.5.2001. U.S. Linguist. Born in a Jewish family, father of Polish (original surname Zyto) and mother of German origin. After Hebrew elementary school studied Latin and German at James Madison High School. From 1932 college studies at Columbia, mainly…

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DJUVERNUA, Aleksandr Lvovič (Alexandre Duvernoy)

DJUVERNUA, Aleksandr Lvovič (Alexandre Duvernoy). Moscow 1840 — Moscow 16/28.3.1886.Russian Slavonic Linguist and Philologist. Born in a French family resident in Russia from 1810. After school in Moscow studied from 1855 law and history at Moscow University, but gradually switched to philology. Beside Slavic he was specially interested in Lithuanian, but…

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