Prof.dr. F.H.H. Kortlandt

Professor emeritus of Descriptive and Comparative Linguistics

Profile summary

Frederik Kortlandt (Utrecht, 1946) studied mathematics, physics, economics and Slavic languages and literatures at the University of Amsterdam, where he defended his PhD thesis on mathematical linguistics in 1972. He was an assistant professor of Slavic linguistics from 1969 until 1972, when he became Professor of Baltic and Slavic linguistics at the University of Leiden, since 1985 also Professor of descriptive and comparative linguistics, mainly teaching Japanese linguistics. He has published extensively on Baltic, Slavic, Armenian, Celtic, Germanic and other Indo-European and non-Indo-European languages and general linguistics. He is a member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences (1986) and laureate of the Spinoza Prize (1997).



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Curriculum Vitae

List of PhD-students


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