Michael Meier-Brügger studied Indo-European and Classical Philology in Zurich since 1967 . In 1973 he received his doctorate there and then assistant. This was followed by postdoc stays abroad in Erlangen , Paris and Harvard from 1976 . After his habilitation in 1980 and a few years as a lecturer at several Swiss universities, Meier-Brügger took over the management of the lexicon of early Greek epic on behalf of the Göttingen Academy of Sciences . He has been running it on a voluntary basis from Berlin since 1996 . During his time in Hamburg, in addition to numerous essays on ancient Greek vocabulary, the two Göschen volumes Greek Linguistics were created .
From 1996 until his retirement in 2013, Meier-Brügger was full professor for comparative and Indo-European linguistics at the Free University of Berlin . In his Berlin research work, the Swiss focused on the classic Indo-European languages Greek , Old Indian and Latin . Meier-Brügger's Indo-European Linguistics (7th edition 2000, 8th edition 2002, 9th edition 2010) has become a standard work in Indo-European studies.
- (Ed.): Lexicon of the early Greek epic
- The Carian Inscriptions. Edition as part of the Swedish Labraunda Edition, vol. II part 4. Stockholm 1983. 23 pages.
- Greek Linguistics. 2 volumes. Verlag De Gruyter (Göschen Collection), Berlin 1992. Volume 1: Google book ; Volume 2: Google Book .
- Indo-European Linguistics. In collaboration with M. Mayrhofer and M. Fritz. 7th edition. De Gruyter Study Book, Berlin 2000 (8th edition 2002, 9th edition 2010; Google book ). Also translated into English in 2003. First edition of the series in GJ Göschen'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung by Hans Krahe in 1943.
- Literature by and about Michael Meier-Brügger in the catalog of the German National Library
- Michael Meier-Brügger at the Free University of Berlin
- Items. In: Berliner Morgenpost
- Items. In: FAZ
- Festschrift contribution Risch on Homer and the language
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Swiss Indo-Europeanist|
|DATE OF BIRTH||August 13, 1948|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Zurich|