Rasmus Rask (1787-1832) e la comparazione delle lingue

  • Viggo Bank Jensen København universitet


The paper deals with the Danish linguist Rasmus Rask (1787-1842) and his principal work Investigation of the Origin of the Old Norse or Icelandic
Language (1818) which is gone through rather detailed. Subsequently is discussed the impact of rask’s works on the History of linguistics. it is concluded
that rask has had a great impact on Jacob Grimm, and in general on the comparative and historical phonology, while in grammar he did not influence
the first important Franz bopp work (1816), but to a great extent the development of bopp’s linguistic ideas. it is also described how rask while
treating the correspondences between the latin and italian vowel system not only forestalls Friedrich Diez, but also surpasses him; here too, rask is a theoretical forerunner, but this analysis does not seem to have had an impact on romance linguistics.

How to Cite
BANK JENSEN, Viggo. Rasmus Rask (1787-1832) e la comparazione delle lingue. Blityri, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 1, p. 89-106, sep. 2018. ISSN 2281-6682. Available at: <https://blityri.it/index.php/blityri/article/view/40>. Date accessed: 23 jan. 2021.