Albert Dauzat

Dauzat, Albert

 

Born July 4, 1877, in Guéret; died Nov. 1, 1955, in Paris. French linguist.

Dauzat graduated from the University of Paris in 1896, and from the Practical School of Higher Studies in 1899. He became a professor and director of the latter in 1921. He taught at the University of Algiers (1947-48). His main works are on linguistic geography, dialectology, the history of French, and onomastics. Dauzat founded the journals Le Franç, ais moderne (1933) and Onomastica (1947; since 1949, Revue Internationale d’onomastique).

WORKS

La Langue française, sa vie, son évolution. Paris, 1926.
Les Argots. Paris, 1929.
Histoire de la langue française. Paris, 1930.
La Toponymie française. Paris, 1946.
Le Nouvel Atlas linguistique de la France par régions. Luçon, 1948.
Dictionnaire étymologique des noms de famille et des prénoms de France. Paris, 1951.

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