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Rethinking the history of the Aryan paradigm

Christopher Hutton University of Hong Kong My involvement with this topic began when I observed that the notion of a superior ‘Aryan race’, which functions in the English-speaking world as a near-universal shorthand for Nazi ideology, has no clear counterpart

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Posted in 19th century, 20th century, Article, Germany, History, Linguistics

Greetings from the Orient: H.W. Ludolf as a central figure in 17th-cent. language study

Han Lamers (Leiden) & Toon Van Hal (Leuven) Leiden University and University of Leuven This post takes the reader to Ottoman Smyrna (Izmir in present-day Turkey) and Constantinople (now Istanbul) about 1700 A.D. Almost 250 years before, the Eastern-Roman, or

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Posted in 17th century, Anatolia, Article, Germany, History

Gabelentz — Grammatiker einer Sprache ohne Grammatik

Kennosuke Ezawa Ost-West-Gesellschaft für Sprach- und Kulturforschung e. V., Berlin In der Wissenschaft gilt ein Modell von dem Gegegenstand, der erklärt werden soll, nur solange, bis es nicht mehr taugt. Bei der so genannten Chomskyschen Revolution in der Linguistik Mitte

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Posted in 19th century, Article, Germany, History