LAGERCRANTZ, Otto

LAGERCRANTZ,  Carl Otto. Näsby, Jönköpings län 26.2.1868 — Uppsala 13.1.1938. Swedish Classical Scholar. Son of Otto Wilhelm L., an officer, and Stina Sophia Johnson. Matriculated from Linköping 1887 and studied at Uppsala. Cand.phil. 1894, Lic.phil. 1895. Ph.D. 1898 Uppsala. Now PD at Uppsala (also further studies at Berlin) and from 1907…

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KROEBER, Alfred L.

KROEBER, Alfred Louis. Hoboken, NJ 11.6.1876 — Paris 9.10.1960. U.S. Cultural Anthropologist and Linguist. Son of German immigrants, Florence Kr. and Anna Müller, grew up in New York City. Studies at Columbia College (B.A. 1896 in English, M.A. 1897 in Romantic drama). PG studies of anthropology under Franz Boas at…

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KOSSINNA, Gustaf

KOSSINNA, Gustaf. Tilsit, Ostpreussen (now Sovetsk in Russia) 28.9.1858 — Berlin 20.12.1931. German Archaeologist. Professor in Berlin. Son of a secondary-school teacher, Hermann K., and Natalie Genzmer. After gymnasium in Tilsit studied classics and Germanic philology at Göttingen, Leipzig, Berlin and Strassburg. Ph.D. 1887 Strassburg. In 1887-92 librarian in  Halle,…

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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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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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HENCKEN, Hugh

HENCKEN, Hugh O’Neill. New York City 8.1.1902 — Cape Cod 31.8.1981.U.S. Archaeologist. Born to an Irish American family, son of Albert Charles Hencken and Mary Creighton Hencken. Studies at Princeton and Cambridge. Ph.D. 1929 Cambridge, in Archaeology. From 1932 to his retirement in 1972 Curator of European archaeology at the Peabody…

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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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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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KUDZINOWSKI, Czesław

KUDZINOWSKI, Czesław. Wodziłówka, Podlasia 8.10.1908 — Poznań 2.3.1988. Polish Linguist, beside Indo-European also Specialist of Finno-Ugrian and Uralic. Professor in Poznań. Son of a small farmer. From 1928 studies of philosophy Wilno (then Polish, now Lithuanian Vilnius), soon switched to IE linguitics. M.A. 1935. In 1935-37 further studies of Fenno-Ugrian…

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