Bonfante, Giuliano

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Bonfante, Giuliano


Born Aug. 6, 1904, in Milan. Italian linguist. Specialist in Romance, Indo-European, and general linguistics.

Bonfante has taught at the universities of Madrid, Geneva, Chicago, Princeton, and Wisconsin. One of the founders of the American journal of linguistics Word, Bonfante is a representative of the idealistic, neolinguistic approach to the study of languages that arose under the influence of V. Humboldt, B. Croce, H. Schuchardt, K. Vossler, and J. Gillieron.


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Corso di glottologia. Turin, 1961.


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