TROST, Paul/Pavel

TROST, Paul/Pavel. Šternberg, Moravia 3.10.1907 — Prague 6.1.1987. Czech IE Linguist. Son of engineer Karl and Paula Trost, a Catholic family. Professor in Prague. Gymnasium in Brno, studies of IE and general, Romance, Germanic and Slavic linguistics at Prague German University in 1928-34. Ph.D. 1934 Prague, under Fr. Slotty. In…

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TIHANY, Leslie C.

TIHANY, Leslie Charles. Hungary 28.12.1911 — 1997. Hungarian Linguist and Historian in the U.S.A. Son of Béla T. and Katalin Báródy. Came to the U.S.A. in 1930, naturalized 1940. Studied at Franklin and Marshall College (B.Sc. 1931), Northwestern University (M.A. 1933, Ph.D. 1936), then at Harvard (M.A. 1938) and University…

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THIEME, Paul

THIEME, Paul. Berlin 18.4.1905 — London 27.4.2001. German Indologist. Professor in Halle, New Haven and Tübingen. Son of Oskar Th., a minister, and Elisabeth Blancke, born as one of triplets. Gymnasium in Eisenach, privately learned Sanskrit from Fick’s textbook. From 1923 studies at Göttingen.  Ph.D. 1928 Göttingen, under Sieg, but…

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SWADESH, Morris

SWADESH, Morris. Holyoke, MA 22.1.1909 — México City 20.7.1967. U.S. Linguist. Son of Bessarabian Jewish immigrant parents. Etudies at University of Chicago (B.A., M.A.), then followed his teacher E. Sapir to Yale (Ph.D. 1933). In 1937-39 taught at University of Wisconsin in Madison, then in war service (some time in…

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STOLZ, Friedrich

STOLZ, Friedrich. Hall in Tyrol 29.7.1850 — Innsbruck 13.7.1915.  Austrian IE Linguist. Professor in Innsbruck. Son of Joseph Stolz, a psychiatrist. From 1868 studied classics at Innsbruck under Jülg et al., 1871-72 at Leipzig (Curtius). From 1872 teacher in Graz. Ph.D. 1872 Graz. Then teacher in Klagenfurt. PD 1879 Innsbruck.…

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STANLEY, Patricia C.

STANLEY, Patricia Cotman. Austin 5.9.1933 — 5.3.2003. U.S. Linguist. Daughter of Pat Cotman and Pauline Martin. Studies at Chicago (B.A. 1966) and Austin. Ph.D. 1972 University of Texas, Austin. Taught at Washington State University, University of Łódź in Poland (1976-78), University of Texas at Austin and University of Texas at…

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SOKOLOVA, Valentina Stepanovna

SOKOLOVA, Valentina Stepanovna. Kronštadt 11.(24.)2.1916 — Emel’janovo, Tverskaja obl. 7.9.1993. Russian Iranian Scholar. Daughter of a farmer. Graduated 1938 from Leningrad. Kand. filol. nauk 1944. Dr. filol. n. 1955. Docent 1947. From 1939 taught at Leningrad University, from 1941 naučnyj sotrudnik at Instituta jazykoznanija, Leningrad (AN SSSR), 1950 staršij n.…

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SEBEOK, Thomas Albert

SEBEOK, Thomas Albert (Hungarian Sebők). Budapest 9.11.1920 — Bloomington 21.12.2001. U.S. (born Hungarian) Linguist and Semiotician. Son of Dezső Sebők and Vera Perlmann. After school in Budapest moved to the U.S.A. when 17, naturalized 1944. B.A. 1941 University of Chicago. M.A. 1943 Princeton, in anthropological linguistics (under R. Jakobson). Ph.D. 1945…

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SCHLERATH, Bernfried

SCHLERATH, Bernfried. Leipzig 15.5.1924 — Berlin 30.5.2003. German Indo-Iranian Scholar. The only child of literary editor Dr. Franz Schl. and Karoline Suter, in 1928 the family moved to Frankfurt. Matriculated 1943, briefly student at Frankfurt, in 1944-45 in the army. Studies of IE, Iranian and Indology at Hamburg (E. Fraenkel,…

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ROYEN, Gerlach

ROYEN, Gerlach (born Nicolaus Jacobus Hubertus Royen). Valkenburg 18.10.1880 — Utrecht 4.2.1955. O.F.M. Father. Dutch Linguist. Educated in Sittard, joined O.F.M. 1898, ordained priest 1905. In 1905-11 gymnasium teacher in Venray, 1911-14 and 1920-22 studied comparative linguistics at Leiden. Ph.D. 1926 Leiden, under Uhlenbeck (being his last student). From 1932 eo.…

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