Louis Hjelmslev

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Date of Birth: 03/10/1899

Age: 65

Place of birth: Copenhagen

Citizenship: Denmark


Hjelmslev, Louis (Hjelmslev, Louis) (1899-1965), Danish linguist, founder glossematics. He was born in Copenhagen on October 3, 1899. In 1923 he graduated from the University of Copenhagen (his teacher was the famous historian of linguistics and Indo-Europeists Holger Pedersen, 1867-1953), also studied in Prague and Paris. I experienced a significant effect of the Franco-Swiss linguistics. C 1937 Professor, University of Copenhagen; Pedersen replaced napostili head of the department of comparative linguistics. Died Hjelmslev in Copenhagen May 30, 1965.

He started as an Indo-Europeists Hjelmslev and follower mladogrammatizma (Baltic Studies, 1932), but in 1930 changed position, going to the sequence enforcement structural point of view. In 1931, together with Vigo Br