Indo-Germanic

Adi Hastings amhastin at midway.uchicago.edu
Mon Mar 3 22:25:11 EST 1997


In Olender's _The Languages of Paradise_ (1992; originally publ. in Fr.,
1989), he has a footnote (47, on page 11), which credits the first use of
"Indo-European" to an anonymous (attributed by Hans Siegert to T. Young) 
review of Adelung's _Mithridates, oder Allgemeine Sprachenkunde_ in _The
Quarterly Review_ 10 (Oct. 1813-Jan. 1814). Note also, footnotes 45 and 46
on the first uses (in Europe) of "Aryan" (attributed to Anquetil-Duperron)
and "Indo-Germanic" (generally attributed to J. von Klaproth (ca. 1823),
but Olender cites a usage in 1810 by C. Malte-Brun). 

Adi Hastings
Depts. of Anthropology and Linguistics
University of Chicago



> From pwyzlic at pwyz.rhein.de 04 1997 Mar +0100 01:44:48
Date: 04 Mar 1997 01:44:48 +0100
Subject: Max Weber (Was: work ethic)
From: Peter Wyzlic <pwyzlic at pwyz.rhein.de>
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Adi Hastings <amhastin at midway.uchicago.edu> writes:

> I'm not sure how much literature there actually has been in
> recent years (say, the last decade) on these issues. Anyone else?

Not to forget the new critical and annotated edition of Weber's study
on Hinduism which was published under the auspices of the Bayerische
Akademie der Wissenschaften (Bavarian Academy of Sciences) at the end
of the last year (I do not have the references here at home). The
publisher is Mohr/Siebeck in Tuebingen, the chief editor Helwig
Schmidt-Glintzer, the editor-in-charge Karl-Heinz Golzio.

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Peter Wyzlic                                          pwyzlic at pwyz.rhein.de


> From pwyzlic at pwyz.rhein.de 04 1997 Mar +0100 01:30:50
Date: 04 Mar 1997 01:30:50 +0100
Subject: Re: Indo-Germanic
From: Peter Wyzlic <pwyzlic at pwyz.rhein.de>
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"Fco. Javier Martnez Garca" <martinez at em.uni-frankfurt.de> writes:

>  > >Cf. F.R. Shapiro, (1981): +On the origin of the term >
> >`Indo-germanic'; Historiographia Linguistica 8, p. 165-170.
>  > Does he say (by the way) who's the first one who used
> "Indoeuropean"?
>  No, he doesn4t. But that4s also a very interesting question.  J.M.

How about Konrad Koerner:
"Observations on the sources, transmission and meaning of
'Indo-European' and related terms in the development of linguistics."
In: Papers from the 3rd International Conference on Historical
Linguistics / Ed. by J. Peter Maher [et al.]. Amsterdam: Benjamins,
1982, p. 153-180 (there seems to be an article in Indogermanische
Forschungen 86 (1981[1982]), p. 1-29 which is of similar contents or
simply the same).

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Peter Wyzlic                                     pwyzlic at pwyz.rhein.de




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