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A world of words; revisiting the work of Renward Brandstetter (1860-1942) on Lucerne and Austronesia.

9783447067690

A world of words; revisiting the work of Renward Brandstetter (1860-1942) on Lucerne and Austronesia.

Ed. by Robert Blust and Jurg Schneider.

Harrassowitz

2012

156 pages

$53.00

Frankfurter Forschungen zu Sudostasien; bd.8

P85

The work of Swiss linguist Renward Brandstetter (1860-1942) has been unfairly neglected, argue the editors, largely because his twin specializations in Austronesian languages, on the one hand, and the German language and dialects of Switzerland, on the other, have confined the influence of his work to two separate scholarly communities with little interest in the productions of each other. But there is value in reading his work in a more comprehensive fashion, they contend, and therefore present the nine essays of this volume, which explore the work of Brandstetter from the perspective of the variety of disciplines with which he engaged and covering the main periods of his scholarly work, collectively forming a sort of intellectual biography.

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