Giuliano Bonfante

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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.


“Positsiia neolingvistiki.” In V. A. Zvegintsev, Khrestomatiia poistorii iazykoznaniia XIX i XX vekov. Moscow, 1956.
I dialetti indoeuropei. Naples, 1931.
“Los elementos populares en la lingua de Horacio.” In Emerita: Boletín de linguística y filología clásica, vols. 4–5. Madrid, 1936–37.
Semantics. Princeton, 1950.
Corso di glottologia. Turin, 1961.


Zvegintsev, V. A. “Kritika mladogrammaticheskogo napravleniia.” In Khrestomatiia po istorii iazykoznaniia XIX i XX vekov, part 2. Moscow, 1956.
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In taking such a position, Natella not only disagrees with Pallottino, one of Etruscan's major experts, but also ignores Etruscan's main authority, Giuliano Bonfante who affirms: "Attempts to connect the Etruscan language with Albanian, Armenian, Aztec, and a long series of other languages are based on the so-called 'etymological' method now in disgrace among serious scholars" (Giuliano Bonfante and Larissa Bonfante, The Etruscan Language [Manchester: Manchester UP 2002] xii).