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The Department of Baltic Philology (1921--1940) established by Jānis Endzelīns at the University of Latvia (2013)


The article is devoted to the history of the Department of Baltic Philology of the Faculty of Philology and Philosophy at the University of Latvia. The department was established in the academic year of 1920/1921 by professor J nis Endzel ns, who also acted as head of the department throughout its existence. Using the documents available at the Latvian State Historical Archives and the Museum of the University of Latvia, as well as published memories, the article provides a characterization of the establishment process of this department as an unprecedented one among the universities around the globe. The article also describes study programmes and their development, students and graduates, academic personnel, international relations of the department and its reputation. Keywords: academic personnel, Department of Baltic Philology, graduates, international relations, J nis Endzel ns, students, study programmes, University of Latvia

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Authors & Contributors
Zigmunde, Alīda
Telksnys, Laimutis
ZiIinskas, Antanas
Cook-Gumperz, Jenny
Gumperz, John J.
Rico, Christophe
Historiographia Linguistica: International Journal for the History of the Language Sciences
Acta Baltica historiae et philosophiae scientiarum
IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
Acta Philosophica
Journal of Baltic Studies
Critical Inquiry
Colegio de México, Centro de Estudios Lingüísticos y Literarios
University of Rochester Press
Linguistics; philology
Language and languages
Computers and computing
Science and politics
World War II
Chomsky, Noam
Saussure, Ferdinand de
Auerbach, Erich
Bakhtin, Mikhail Ivanovich
Trager, George Leonard
Everett, Daniel Leonard
Time Periods
20th century
21st century
19th century
Baltic States
Soviet Union
United States
Eastern Europe

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