Franz Nikolaus Finck
Finck studied at the universities of Munich, Paris and Marburg, where he received his doctorate in 1896. There he was a lecturer from 1897 to 1901. In 1903 he moved to the University of Berlin, where he became professor of general linguistics.
Finck's focus was on research into Irish (“The aran dialect: a contribution to research into western Irish”. Marburg 1899) and the languages of the Caucasus. He was best known through his books “Die Sprachstämme des Erdkreises” and “Die Haupttypen des Sprachbaus”, which were published in numerous editions even after his early death.
- John P. Harrington: Franz Nikolaus Finck. In: American Anthropologist 12 (1910), doi : 10.1525 / aa.1910.12.4.02a00110 ). , pp. 724-728 (
- Ernst Lewy: New German Biography (NDB). Volume 5, Duncker & Humblot, Berlin 1961, ISBN 3-428-00186-9 , p. 148 f. ( ). In:
|SURNAME||Finck, Franz Nikolaus|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German linguist|
|DATE OF BIRTH||June 26, 1867|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Krefeld|
|DATE OF DEATH||May 4, 1910|
|Place of death||Berlin|