A. V. Williams Jackson Abraham Valentine Williams Jackson, L.H.D., Ph.D., LL.D. (February 9, 1862 – August 8, 1937) was an American specialist on Indo-Iranian languages.
Abraham Valentine Williams Jackson Abraham Valentine Williams Jackson, L.H.D., Ph.D., LL.D. (February 9, 1862 – August 8, 1937) was an American specialist on Indo-Iranian languages.
Alan Nussbaum Alan Jeffrey (Jerry) Nussbaum (born 17 December 1947) is an American Indo-European (IE) linguist and classical philologist, best known for his work on the language of the Homeric epics and the n...
Albert C. Baugh Albert Croll Baugh (1891 – March 21, 1981) was a professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania, best-known as the author of a textbook for History of the English language ("HEL" at U.S....
Alvar Ellegård Alvar Ellegård (November 12, 1919 – February 8, 2008) was a Swedish scholar and linguist.
Anthony Allen (lawyer) Anthony Allen (died 11 April 1754) was an English lawyer and antiquary Allen was born at Great Hadham in Hertfordshire, about the end of the seventeenth century.
Asim Peco Dr. Asim Peco (24 May 1927 – 7 December 2011) was a renowned Bosnian linguist, academician, professor, author and editor.
August Schleicher August Schleicher (19 February 1821 – 6 December 1868) was a German linguist.
Bernhard Karlgren Klas Bernhard Johannes Karlgren (15 October 1889 – 20 October 1978) was a Swedish sinologist and linguist who pioneered the study of Chinese historical phonology using modern comparative m...
Berthold Delbrück Berthold Gustav Gottlieb Delbrück was a German linguist who devoted himself to the study of the comparative syntax of the Indo-European languages.
Birgit Anette Olsen Birgit Anette Olsen (Rasmussen) (April 2, 1952, Denmark) is a Danish linguist, associate professor at the University of Copenhagen and leader of the Roots of Europe research center.
Calvert Watkins Calvert Watkins was a professor Emeritus of linguistics and the classics at Harvard University and professor-in-residence at UCLA.
Carsten Høeg Carsten Høeg was a Danish professor of classic philology and a Juris Doctor at the University of Copenhagen from 1926. He earned his Ph. D with an ethnographic study of the Sarakatsani Greeks. He later published studies on classical Greek and Latin literature and on Byzantine music.
Christopher Ehret Christopher Ehret, a professor of history at the University of California at Los Angeles, is a writer on African history and African historical linguistics who focuses on correlating linguistic ...
Craig Melchert Harold Craig Melchert (born 1945) is a linguist known particularly for his work on the Anatolian branch of Indo-European.
Eduard Prokosch Eduard Prokosch (15 May 1876 – 11 August 1938) was an Austrian historical linguist who specialized in Indo-European and, specifically, Proto-Germanic studies.
Eliza Gutch Eliza Gutch (née Hutchinson) (1840-1931) was an English author and contributor to Notes and Queries.
Eric P. Hamp Eric Pratt Hamp (born November 16, 1920 in London) is an American linguist widely respected as a leading authority on Indo-European linguistics, with particular interests in Celtic languages and...
Eugene Helimski Eugene Arnoľdovič Helimski (Russ. Евге́ний Арно́льдович Хели́мский, 15 March 1950, Odessa, USSR — 25 December 2007, Hamburg, Germany) — a Russian linguist (in the latter part of his life w...
Ghil'ad Zuckermann Ghil'ad Zuckermann is an Israeli linguist who works with language revival, contact linguistics, lexicology and the study of language, culture and identity.
Girolamo Maggi Girolamo Maggi (c. 1523, Anghiari – March 27, 1572 in Constantinople), or Hieronymus Magius, was an Italian scholar, jurist, poet, military engineer, urban planner, philologist, arch...
Graham Thurgood Graham Thurgood is a professor at California State University, Chico.
Harry L. Shorto Harry L. Shorto (1919-1995) was a British expert in comparative Mon-Khmer studies.
Herbert Hunger Herbert Hunger (December 9, 1914 – July 9, 2000) was an Austrian Byzantinist.
Hermann Osthoff Hermann Osthoff (18 April 1847, Billmerich – 7 May 1909, Heidelberg) was a German linguist.
Hermann Paul Hermann Otto Theodor Paul (August 7, 1846, Salbke – December 29, 1921, Munich) was a German linguist and lexicographer.
Hermann Teuchert Hermann August Teuchert (3 March 1880–13 January 1972) was a German historical linguist.
Holger Pedersen (linguist) Holger Pedersen was a Danish linguist who made significant contributions to language science and wrote about 30 authoritative works concerning several languages.
Hugh MacDiarmid Christopher Murray Grieve, known by his pen name Hugh MacDiarmid (11 August 1892 – 9 September 1978) was a Scottish poet.
Ian Hancock Ian Hancock (Romani: Yanko le Redžosko) (born 29 August 1942) is a linguist, Romani scholar, and political advocate.
Ian Roberts (linguist) Ian G. Roberts (born October 23, 1957 in Stamford, Lincolnshire, England) is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Cambridge and a fellow of Downing College, Cambridge.
Ibn Duraid Abu Bakr Muhammad ibn al-Hasan ibn Duraid al-Azdi, often known simply as Ibn Duraid, was a famous Arab poet, lexicographer and philologist during the Abbasid era.
Ives Goddard Robert Hale Ives Goddard, III (1941–) is curator emeritus in the Department of Anthropology of the National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian Institution.
Jay Jasanoff Jay Harold Jasanoff (born June 12, 1942) is an American linguist and Indo-Europeanist, best known for his h₂e-conjugation theory of the Proto-Indo-European verb.
Jeffrey Heath (linguist) Jeffrey Heath is Professor of Historical Linguistics, Morphology, Arabic and Linguistic Anthropology at the University of Michigan, USA. He is known particularly for his work in historical lingu...
Jens Elmegård Rasmussen Jens Elmegård Rasmussen (15 March 1944 - 15 May 2013) was associate professor of Indo-European Studies and head of the Roots of Europe research center at the University of Copenhagen from its in...
Johan Ihre Johan Ihre was a Swedish philologist and historical linguist.
John A. Hawkins John A. Hawkins is Professor of English and Applied Linguistics at the Research Centre for English and Applied Linguistics (RCEAL) at the University of Cambridge.
John Bengtson John D. Bengtson is an American historical and anthropological linguist.
John Richardson (orientalist) John Richardson (1740/1741 – 1795), FAS of Wadham College, Oxford, was the editor of the first Persian-Arabic-English dictionary in 1778-1780.
Joseph Wright (linguist) Joseph Wright FBA was an English philologist who rose from humble origins to become Professor of Comparative Philology at Oxford University.
José María Sánchez Carrión José María Sánchez Carrión (born 1952, in Cartagena) is a Spanish linguist, specialised in Basque language, sociolinguistics and historical linguistics.
Jussi Halla-aho Jussi Kristian Halla-aho (born 27 April 1971 in Tampere) is a Finnish Slavic linguist, blogger and a politician for the True Finns party who has become well known for his essays criticising the ...
János Sajnovics János Sajnovics de Tordas et Káloz (12 May 1733 – 4 May 1785) was a Hungarian linguist and Jesuit.
Jørgen Alexander Knudtzon Jørgen Alexander Knudtzon (September 9, 1854 – January 7, 1917) was a Norwegian linguist and historian.
Karl Brugmann Karl Brugmann (March 16, 1849 – June 29, 1919) was a German linguist.
Kazimieras Būga Kazimieras Būga (November 6, 1879 – December 2, 1924) was a Lithuanian linguist and philologist.
Kenneth H. Jackson Kenneth Hurlstone Jackson (1 November 1909 – 20 February 1991) was an English linguist and a translator who specialised in the Celtic languages.
Ladislav Zgusta Ladislav Zgusta was a Czech–American historical linguist and lexicographer.
Larry Trask Robert Lawrence "Larry" Trask (November 10, 1944 – March 27, 2004) was Professor of Linguistics at the University of Sussex and an authority on the Basque language and historical linguistics.
Lyle Campbell Lyle Richard Campbell (born 1942) is a linguist and leading expert on indigenous American languages—especially those of Mesoamerica—and on historical linguistics in general.
Marcus Zuerius van Boxhorn Marcus Zuerius van Boxhorn (August 28, 1612 – October 3, 1653) was a Dutch scholar (his Latinized name was Marcus Zuerius Boxhornii).
Mary Haas Mary Rosamund Haas (January 12, 1910 – May 17, 1996) was an American linguist who specialized in North American Indian languages, Thai, and historical linguistics.
Maurits Gysseling Maurits Gysseling (Oudenburg, 7 September 1919 – Ghent, 24 November 1997) was an influential Belgian researcher into historical linguistics and paleography.
Michael Fortescue Michael David Fortescue is a British-born linguist specializing in Arctic and native North American languages, including Kalaallisut, Inuktun, Chukchi and Nitinaht. He is professor emeritus of General Linguistics at the University of Copenhagen and chairman of the Linguistic Circle of Copenhagen.
Michael Witzel Michael Witzel (born 18 July 1943) is a German-American philologist, the Wales Professor of Sanskrit at Harvard University, United States.
Michel Ferlus Michel Ferlus is a French linguist specialized in the historical phonology of languages of Southeast Asia.
Milan Budimir Milan Budimir (2 November 1891 – 17 October 1975) was the most distinguished Serbian classical scholar, professor of the Serbian philosopher and Chair of the Department of the Classical Philology.
Oswald Szemerényi Oswald John Louis Szemerényi was a Hungarian Indo-Europeanist with strong interests in comparative linguistics in general.
Otto Schrader (philologist) Otto Schrader was a German philologist best known for his work on the history of German and Proto-Indo-European vocabulary dealing with various aspects of material culture, such as the names of ...
Paul K. Benedict Paul King Benedict (Chinese name: 白保羅 Bái Bǎoluó) (5 July 1912 – 21 July 1997) was an American anthropologist, mental health professional, and linguist who specialized in languages of East ...
Paul Kretschmer Paul Kretschmer (2 May 1866 – 9 March 1956) was a German linguist who studied the earliest history and interrelations of the Indo-European languages and showed how they were influenced by non-Indo-European languages, such as Etruscan.
Paul Mus Paul Mus was a French author and scholar.
Robert Blust Robert A. Blust (born 1940,) is a prominent linguist in several areas, including historical linguistics, lexicography and ethnology.
Russell Gray Russell Gray is a professor at the University of Auckland, located in New Zealand.
Sarah Thomason Sarah Grey Thomason is an American scholar of linguistics.
Sergei Anatolyevich Starostin Sergei Anatolyevich Starostin (Cyrillic: Серге́й Анато́льевич Ста́ростин, March 24, 1953 – September 30, 2005) was a Russian historical linguist, perhaps best known for his reconstructions of hy...
Sigmund Feist Sigmund Feist (Mainz, 12 June 1865 - Copenhagen, 23 March 1943) was a German Jewish pedagogue and historical linguist.
Stefan Georg Stefan Georg (Ralf-Stefan Georg, born November 7, 1962 in Bottrop) is currently Privatdozent at the University of Bonn in Bonn, Germany, for Altaic Linguistics and Culture Studies.
Stuart N. Wolfenden Stuart Norris Wolfenden (1889–28 December 1938) was a linguist who worked at the University of California, Berkeley during the first part of the 20th century.
Svetlana Burlak Svetlana Burlak, Светлана Анатольевна Бурлак) (born June 12, 1969) is a Russian linguist, an Indo-European languages scholar, and an author of works on comparative linguistics and on the genesis...
Sámuel Gyarmathi Sámuel Gyarmathi (Gyarmathi Sámuel) (July 15, 1751, Kolozsvár — March 4, 1830, Kolozsvár) was a Hungarian linguist, born in Cluj (then Kolozsvár, Transylvania).
T. F. O'Rahilly Thomas Francis O'Rahilly (Tomás Proinsias Ó Rathaile; 1883–1953) was an Irish scholar of the Celtic languages, particularly in the fields of Historical linguistics and Irish dialects.
Tandy Warnow Tandy Jo Warnow is an American computer scientist, the David Bruton, Jr. Centennial Professor in Computer Science at the University of Texas at Austin.
Terrence Kaufman Terrence Kaufman is an American linguist specializing in documentation of unwritten languages, lexicography, Mesoamerican historical linguistics and language contact phenomena.
Truman Michelson Truman Michelson (1879–1938) was a linguist and anthropologist who worked from 1910 until his death for the Bureau of American Ethnology at the Smithsonian Institution.
Vladimir Napolskikh Vladimir Vladimirovich Napolskikh (Влади́мир Влади́мирович Напо́льских, born 1 April 1963, Izhevsk, USSR) is a Russian ethnographer, ethnologist, ethnohistorian, Finno-Ugrist and linguist.
Warren Cowgill Warren Cowgill (1929–1985) was a professor of linguistics at Yale University and the Encyclopædia Britannicas authority on Indo-European linguistics.
William Jones (philologist) Sir William Jones was an Anglo-Welsh philologist and scholar of ancient India, particularly known for his proposition of the existence of a relationship among Indo-European languages.
Winfred P. Lehmann Winfred Philip Lehmann (23 June 1916, Surprise, Nebraska – 1 August 2007, Austin, Texas) was an American linguist noted for his work in historical linguistics, particularly Proto-Indo-European a...
Yuri Knorozov Yuriy Valentinovich Knorozov (alternatively, Knorosov; in Юрий Валентинович Кнóрозов; November 19, 1922 — March 31, 1999) was a Soviet linguist, epigrapher and ethnographer, who is partic...
Émile-Louis Burnouf Émile-Louis Burnouf was a leading nineteenth-century Orientalist and racialist whose ideas influenced the development of theosophy and Aryanism.