ABAEV, Vasilij (Vaso) Ivanovič

ABAEV, Vasilij (Vaso) Ivanovič (Oss. Abajty). Kobi, rajon Kazbeg, Georgia 15(28).12.1900 — Moscow 18.3.2001. Russian Iranian and Caucasian Scholar, himself of Ossetian Origin. Born in a village, in 1910-18 school in Tbilisi, then elementary school teacher in Kobi. From 1912 studied at the Oriental Faculty in St.Petersburg, graduated 1925 in Tbilisi,…

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ZIMMER, Heinrich Friedrich

ZIMMER, Heinrich Friedrich. Kastellaun near Koblenz 11.12.1851 — Berlin 29.7.1910. German Indologist and Celtic Scholar. Professor in Greifswald and Berlin. Studied classics and Indology at Strassburg (Goldschmidt) and Tübingen (Roth), also Germanistics (Scherer) and Celtology (Windisch), strongly influenced by Weber. Ph.D. 1876 (?). PD 1878 Berlin. In 1881-1901 Professor of Sanskrit…

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ZIEMER, Hermann

ZIEMER, Hermann. Neustettin, Hinterpommern (now Szczecinek, Poland) 11.5.1845 — Kolberg, Hinterpommern (now Kołobrzeg, Poland) 10.2.1908. German Linguist. Ph.D. From 1873 teacher at gymnasium in Kolberg, from 1893 as Gymnasialprofessor. Married 1875 Elise Balthasar, at least one son. He was an ardent Neogrammarian and atttracted some positive attention with his studies.…

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WILS, Johannes Arnoldus Fredericus

WILS, Johannes Arnoldus Fredericus. 1901 — 1975. Dutch Linguist. Ph.D. Professor at Nijmegen Catholic University. He was also interested in non-IE languages (African and South American). Publications: De oorsprong van het verbale r-passief in de indogermaansche talen. 52 p. MKNAW 3:11. Amsterdam 1940. – Articles. Sources: Scanty stray notes in Internet.

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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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