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Ernst Pulgram

Ernst Pulgram

Austrian-American linguist
Ernst Pulgram
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Intro Austrian-American linguist
Was Linguist Professor Educator
From United States of America Austria
Type Academia Literature Social science
Gender male
Birth 18 September 1915, Vienna, Austria
Death 17 August 2005 (aged 89 years)
Star sign VirgoVirgo
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Biography

Ernst Pulgram (September 18, 1915 – August 17, 2005) was an American linguist of Austrian origins whose main interest lay in the Italic and Romance languages. He is survived by his wife, linguist Frances McSparran.

Born and educated in Vienna, he was forced to leave shortly after the Anschluss to escape from the Nazis. He moved to the United States and joined the US army to fight in World War II. Because he had left Vienna a few days before his PhD defence and thus was not able to complete the degree, shortly after the war Pulgram started a new PhD at Harvard University under the G.I. Bill. After graduation, he spent most of his career (1948–1986) at the University of Michigan. Throughout his life, he maintained ties to his Austrian homeland, which included in later years several Viennese linguists (such as historical English linguist Herbert Schendl).

One obituary read that Pulgram's death meant that "the last of the great Romanists who had to flee from the Nazis and went to the States, is gone." Pulgram held Visiting Professorships at universities in Florence, Cologne, Heidelberg, Regensburg, Vienna, Innsbruck, Munich, and Tokyo.

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https://www.lib.umich.edu/faculty-history/faculty/ernst-pulgram/obituary
https://www.lib.umich.edu/faculty-history/faculty/ernst-pulgram
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