Abel Hovelacque
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Abel Hovelacque
Abel Hovelacque
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Hovelacque (1843-1896)
Born14 November 1843
Paris
Died22 February 1896(1896-02-22) (aged 52)
Paris
OccupationLinguiste
Anthropologist
Politician

Abel Hovelacque (14 November 1843 - 22 February 1896) was a 19th-century French linguist, anthropologist and politician.

Biography

Abel Hovelacque was a representative of the naturalistic and anthropological linguistics. He studied languages with Honoré Chavée and comparative anatomy with Paul Broca.[1] He was a founder of the École d'anthropologie [fr], in which he was made professor of linguistic ethnography, and of which, after the death of Jules Gavarret, he became director (1890).[1] He was a member of the Society of Anthropology of Paris. In 1886 Hovelacque and Chavée founded the Revue de Linguistique.[1]

He was also interested in politics. He served on the Conseil municipal de Paris [fr] which he presided in 1887-1888. He became MP for Paris (13th) from 1889 to 1894.[2] He was an extreme Republican.[1]

The rue Abel-Hovelacque [fr] in Paris was named after him as well as two others in Lille and Saint Etienne. The anatomist André Hovelacque (1880-1939) was his son.

Publications

  • Grammaire de la langue zende, Maisonneuve, 1868[3] Ré-edition Hachette BnF, 2013
  • La Linguistique, Reinwald, 1877
  • Notre ancêtre, recherches d'anatomie et d'ethnologie sur le précurseur de l'homme, Leroux, 1878
  • Études de linguistique et d'ethnographie, Reinwald, 1878
  • Les débuts de l'humanité : L'homme primitif contemporain, Doin, 1881
  • Les Races humaines, Cerf, 1882

Sources

  • Piet Desmet, La linguistique naturaliste en France (1867-1922). Nature, origine et évolution du langage, Louvain, 1994, p. 224-287. Read online.

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Hovelacque, Alexandre Abel" . New International Encyclopedia. 1905.
  2. ^ Notice biographique sur le site de l'Assemblée nationale, par Jean Jolly.
  3. ^ "Grammaire de la langue zende". Gallica - BnF. Retrieved 2016.

External links


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