Rasmus Rask (1787-1832) e la comparazione delle lingue

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The paper deals with the Danish linguist Rasmus Rask (1787-1842)
and his principal work "Investigation of the Origin of the Old Norse or Icelandic
Language" (1818) which is gone through rather detailed. Subsequently
is discussed the impact of Rask’s works on the History of linguistics. it is concluded that Rask has had a great impact on Jacob Grimm, and in general on
the comparative and historical phonology, while in grammar he did not influence
the first important Franz Bopp work (1816), but to a great extent the
development of Bopp’s linguistic ideas. It is also described how Rask while
treating the correspondences between the Latin and Italian vowel system not
only forestalls Friedrich Diez, but also surpasses him; here too, Rask is a theoretical forerunner, but this analysis does not seem to have had an impact on
Romance linguistics.
Keywords: Rasmus Rask; Comparative linguistics; impact on the History of
linguistics; Forerunner.
Original languageItalian
Article number6
JournalBlityri. Studi di storia delle idee sui segni e le lingue
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)89-106
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - 15 Sep 2018

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