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Jost Trier (1894-1970)


Source of the picture:
uni-frankfurt.de



School/Tradition

  • German linguistics

Research Interests

  • Language and vocabulary

Notable Ideas

  • Die Wortfeldtheorie (lexical fields)




Academic life

Jost Trier was a German linguist and Germanist (Altgermanist).

He taught as a professor at Münster University (1932-).

With his work Der deutsche Wortschatz im Sinnbezirk des Verstandes. Die Geschichte eines sprachlichen Feldes which appeared in 1931, he founded the theory of lexical fields (Wortfeldtheorie), under the influence of Humboldt and Saussure.

In 1968 he was awarded the Konrad-Duden price.

Main Publications

  • Trier, Jost (1973). Aufsätze und Vorträge zur Wortfeldtheorie. Berlin: DeGruyter.
  • Trier, Jost (1973). Der deutsche Wortschatz im Sinnbezirk des Verstandes: von den Anfängen bis zum Beginn des 13. Jahrhunderts. (Reprint der Ausgabe von 1931. Heidelberg: Winter).


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