Brugmann, Friedrich Karl

Portrait
Born: 1849 AD
Died: 1919 AD, at 70 years of age.

Nationality: German
Categories: Philologist


1849 - Born on March 16th. in Wiesbaden, Nassau, Germany. German linguist who gained a position of preeminence in comparative Indo-European linguistics during the late 19th and early 20th centuries as a result of his comprehensive and still-authoritative research in this field.

1876 - His own contribution to establishing the ascendancy of the Neogrammarian position was the publication of a highly original study of nasal sounds.

1878 - The first volume of Morphologische Untersuchungen ("Morphological Investigations"), partly edited by Brugmann, contained his statement of the Neogrammarian views.

1886 - The work on which his fame most securely rests is the two volumes on sounds and forms he prepared for the Grundriss der vergleichenden Grammatik der indogermanischen Sprachen, 5 vol. (Outline of the Comparative Grammar of the Indo-Germanic Languages).

1891 - He founded, with Wilhelm Streitberg, the journal Indogermanische Forschungen ("Indo-European Researches").

1897-1916 - A second, greatly enlarged edition was issued.

1919 - Died on June 29th in Leipzig, Germany.

         - Grundriss remained probably the most authoritative grammar ever written, but it also stands as one of the great schemes of knowledge concerning the Indo-European languages.
Page last updated: 1:34am, 01st Sep '07
Return to full site

This page is copyright © s9.com