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LINGUIST List 17.2092

Wed Jul 19 2006

Books: History of Linguistics: Hinrichs (Ed)

Editor for this issue: Maria Moreno-Rollins <marialinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Eric van Broekhuizen, Nicolaas van Wijk (1880-1941): Hinrichs (Ed)

Message 1: Nicolaas van Wijk (1880-1941): Hinrichs (Ed)
Date: 18-Jul-2006
From: Eric van Broekhuizen <E.van.Broekhuizenrodopi.nl>
Subject: Nicolaas van Wijk (1880-1941): Hinrichs (Ed)

Title: Nicolaas van Wijk (1880-1941)
Subtitle: Slavist, linguist, philanthropist.
Series Title: Studies in Slavic and General Linguistics 31
Published: 2006
Publisher: Rodopi

Book URL: http://www.rodopi.nl/senj.asp?BookId=ssgl+31

Editor: Jan Paul Hinrichs
Hardback: ISBN: 9042020237 Pages: 341 Price: Europe EURO 68.00 Comment: Illustrated

Nicolaas van Wijk (1880-1941) was the founder of Slavic studies in the
Netherlands and one of the greatest Slavists in general. This book
describes for the first time how a scholar of the Dutch language, whose
etymological dictionary of the Dutch language is still considered the best
of its kind, was appointed in 1913 to the newly created Chair in Slavic
languages at Leiden University and built up a tremendous reputation for
himself in Eastern Europe. Van Wijk's relations with his famous teacher,
the linguist C.C. Uhlenbeck, are followed attentively, as is his
postgraduate apprenticeship in Leipzig (1902-1903), where he followed
August Leskien's lectures in Slavic studies. Attention is also paid to the
various aspects of Van Wijk's enormous oeuvre covering the whole field of
Slavic studies and of phonology, of which he was one of the pioneers. Van
Wijk did not, however, follow the lines approved for the social conduct of
a Leiden professor and was at one time suspected by the police of communist
activities. His commitment to materially helping all he could from an
Eastern Europe torn apart by the First World War and its aftermath was
exceptional. His fascination with all things Russian is a background theme
that played throughout his life and even at his death: son of a Dutch
Reformed minister, the bachelor Van Wijk was buried in a grave surmounted
by a Russian Orthodox cross beside his Russian foster son, who died young.
This book is of interest to Slavists, linguists and cultural historians.

Chapter I - Youth and student years
Chapter II - Teacher
Chapter III - Deputy librarian
Chapter IV - Professor: the first years
Chapter V - Linguist
Chapter VI - Publicist
Chapter VII - Students
Chapter VIII - Colleagues
Chapter IX - Friends
Chapter X - The last years
Archives and correspondence consulted
Bibliography of Nicolaas van Wijk:corrections and additions
Index of personal names

Linguistic Field(s): History of Linguistics

Written In: English (eng )

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