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A. Meillet ; Rosenberg, Samuel N. (translator)

The Indo-European Dialects

The Indo-European Dialects

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University, Alabama [sic]: University of Alabama Press, University, (1967). Smal quarto in black and yellow jacket; 208 pages 21 cm Slight must; else very good in very good(-) price-clipped jacket in mylar. . Hardcover.

"Paul Jules Antoine Meillet (1866-1936) was one of the most important French linguists of the early 20th century. He began his studies at the Sorbonne University, where he was influenced by Michel Bréal, Ferdinand de Saussure and the members of the L'Année Sociologique. In 1890, he was part of a research trip to the Caucasus, where he studied the Armenian language. Meillet completed his doctorate, Research on the Use of the Genitive-Accusative in Old Slavonic, in 1897. In 1902, he took a chair in Armenian at the Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales and took under his wing Hrachia Adjarian, who would become the founder of modern Armenian dialectology. In 1905, he was elected to the Collège de France, where he taught on the history and structure of Indo-European languages. One of his most-quoted statements is that "anyone wishing to hear how Indo-Europeans spoke should come and listen to a Lithuanian peasant". He worked closely with linguists Paul Pelliot and Robert Gauthiot. Meillet is remembered as the mentor of an entire generation of linguists and philologists, who would become central to French linguistics in the twentieth century, such as Émile Benveniste, Georges Dumézil, and André Martinet. In 1921, with the help of linguists Paul Boyer and André Mazon [fr], he founded the Revue des études slaves." —Wikipedia. ¶  Language and linguistics. Indo-European languages, Indogermanisch, Langues indo-européennes,

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