• Georg von der Gabelentz

    Author(s):
    James McElvenny (see profile)
    Date:
    2016
    Group(s):
    History of Linguistics and Language Study
    Subject(s):
    History of linguistics
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Wilhelm von Humboldt, H. Steinthal, grammar-writing, grammaticalization, typology
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M62Z12P12
    Abstract:
    The German sinologist and general linguist Georg von der Gabelentz (1840–1893) occupies an interesting place at the intersection of several streams of linguistic scholarship at the end of the nineteenth century. As Professor of East-Asian languages at the University of Leipzig from 1878 to 1889 and then Professor for Sinology and General Linguistics at the University of Berlin from 1889 until his death, Gabelentz was present at some of the main centers of linguistics at the time. He was, however, generally critical of mainstream historical-comparative linguistics as propagated by the neogrammarians and instead emphasized approaches to language inspired by a line of researchers including Wilhelm von Humboldt (1767–1835), H. Steinthal (1823–1899), and his own father, Hans Conon von der Gabelentz (1807–1874).
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