Hans Glinz

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Hans Glinz (born December 1, 1913 in Rheinfelden , Switzerland ; † October 23, 2008 in Wädenswil , Canton of Zurich ) was a Swiss linguist and Germanist .


Hans Glinz, son of Gustav Adolf Glinz , taught - after doctorate (1946) and habilitation (1949) in Zurich - as professor at the Pedagogical Academy in Kettwig (1957–1965) and as professor of German philology until his retirement at the Philosophical Faculty from RWTH Aachen University (1965–1978). For many years he was a member of the Scientific Council of the Institute for German Language (IdS) in Mannheim (1965–1978 and 1984–1997) and President of the Commission for the Reform of Spelling (1970–1978). Important areas of work were language theory, methodology of language and text analysis and language didactics .

His thoughts were instrumental role in an independent grammar of the German language in contrast to the traditional, based on the Latin grammar school grammar to develop.

In his late work, Glinz examined and compared the grammars of the languages ​​that are taught most in German-speaking schools ( Latin - German - French - English ).

Awards and honors


  • The inner form of German. A new German grammar. 4th edition. Francke Verlag, Bern and Munich 1965 (1st edition 1952).
  • The German sentence. 6th edition. Pedagogical Verlag Schwann, Düsseldorf 1970 (1st edition 1957).
  • The languages ​​in school. Sketch of a comparative sentence theory for Latin, German, French and English. 2nd, expanded edition. Pedagogical publishing house Schwann, Düsseldorf 1965.
  • Approaches to a theory of language. Pedagogical publisher Schwann, Düsseldorf 1966.
  • German syntax. 3. Edition. Metzler Verlag, Stuttgart 1970 (1st edition 1965).
  • Basic linguistic terms and method overview. 3. Edition. Athenäum Verlag, Frankfurt 1971 (1st edition 1970).
  • Grammars in comparison: German - French - English - Latin; Forms - meanings - understanding. Max Niemeyer Verlag, Tübingen 1994, ISBN 3-484-31136-3 .
  • Languages ​​and Their Use in Our Life as Human Beings: A Theory of Speech and Language on a Saussurean Basis. Nodus Verlag, Münster 2002, ISBN 3-89323-289-3 .


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