- Andrew Sihler
Sihler received his
Bachelor of Arts"cum laude" in 1962 from Harvard College, where he studied Germanic languages, literature, and linguistics. He earned his Master of Arts from Yalein 1965, taking his doctorate in 1967 at the same university. Sihler trained in general linguistics but with a concentration in historical-comparative linguistics — Indo-European in particular — studying under Warren Cowgilland Stanley Insler, among others. Upon graduation, he joined the faculty of the Department of Linguistics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, from which he retired in the spring of 1999.
William W. Sihleris a professor of finance in the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. The Sihler brothers are the grandnephews of Ernest Gottlieb Sihlerand great-grandsons of Wilhelm Sihler. Gottlieb was an important classics scholar whose works show little interest in historical linguistics (the passages on the source of the name Sihler in his autobiography make for strange reading). Wilhelm's university training was in Philosophy, though he early was drawn to theology instead. He published short works on a variety of subjects.
Sihler has contributed to
Indo-European linguisticsby showing that Edgerton's Law(an extension of Sievers' Law) is untenable when all the evidence is taken into account. In addition, he has written a comparative grammar of Greek and Latinintended to replace the one written by Carl Darling Bucksome 60 years previously.
*"New Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin" (Oxford University Press, 1995; ISBN 0-19-508345-8)
*"Language History: An Introduction" (John Benjamins, 2000; ISBN 1556199694)
*"Edgerton's Law: The Phantom Evidence" (Carl Winter, 2006; ISBN 382535167X)
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