Louis Hjelmslev

1899 - 1965

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Louis Trolle Hjelmslev (Danish: [ˈjelˀmsle̝w]; 3 October 1899 – 30 May 1965) was a Danish linguist whose ideas formed the basis of the Copenhagen School of linguistics. Born into an academic family (his father was the mathematician Johannes Hjelmslev), Hjelmslev studied comparative linguistics in Copenhagen, Prague and Paris (with Antoine Meillet and Joseph Vendryes, among others). In 1931, he founded the Cercle Linguistique de Copenhague. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Louis Hjelmslev has received more than 122,080 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Louis Hjelmslev is the 28th most popular linguist (down from 27th in 2019), the 124th most popular biography from Denmark (up from 125th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Linguist.

Louis Hjelmslev was a Danish linguist who developed the theory of glossematics, which is the study of language in terms of two dimensions: the horizontal dimension (the system) and the vertical dimension (the structure).

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Among linguists, Louis Hjelmslev ranks 28 out of 161Before him are Nikolai Trubetzkoy, Ignác Goldziher, Nicholas Marr, Georg Friedrich Grotefend, Sibawayh, and Franz Miklosich. After him are Johann Christoph Adelung, Michel Bréal, Pompeu Fabra, Jost Gippert, Friedrich August Wolf, and Jan Baudouin de Courtenay.

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Among people born in 1899, Louis Hjelmslev ranks 53Before him are Sobhuza II, John Hasbrouck Van Vleck, Lev Kuleshov, Henri Michaux, Lao She, and Macfarlane Burnet. After him are Charles Boyer, Georges Auric, P. L. Travers, Georges Bidault, Philipp Bouhler, and Leo Strauss. Among people deceased in 1965, Louis Hjelmslev ranks 32Before him are La Belle Otero, Edogawa Ranpo, Paul Tillich, Frederick Fleet, Joseph Erlanger, and Sālote Tupou III. After him are Bernard Baruch, David O. Selznick, Lauri Törni, Hastings Ismay, 1st Baron Ismay, Fan Noli, and Aksel Sandemose.

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In Denmark

Among people born in Denmark, Louis Hjelmslev ranks 124 out of 893Before him are Eric III of Denmark (1100), Bjarne Stroustrup (1950), Haakon III of Norway (1182), Martin Andersen Nexø (1869), Sveinn Björnsson (1881), and Erik Bruhn (1928). After him are Guthrum (830), Wilhelm Johannsen (1857), Tove Ditlevsen (1917), Princess Charlotte of Denmark (1789), Anna Ancher (1859), and Lars Ulrich (1963).

Among LINGUISTS In Denmark

Among linguists born in Denmark, Louis Hjelmslev ranks 3Before him are Rasmus Rask (1787) and Otto Jespersen (1860). After him are Vilhelm Thomsen (1842), Holger Pedersen (1867), Johan Nicolai Madvig (1804), and Johan Ludvig Heiberg (1854).