Jürgen Untermann

Jürgen Untermann (24 October 1928, in Rheinfelden – 7 February 2013, in Brauweiler) was a German linguist, indoeuropeanist and epigraphist.

A disciple of Hans Krahe and of Ulrich Schmoll, he studied at the University of Frankfurt and the University of Tübingen. He became a professor of Comparative Linguistics at the University of Cologne.

His research focused on the study of the Italic and Palaeohispanic languages, described as "Trümmersprachen" (ruins-languages). He is considered the foremost expert on Palaeohispanic languages (specially the Iberian language), publishing the corpus of Palaeohispanic inscriptions in ''Monumenta Linguarum Hispanicarum'', and systematizing the study of the ancient Iberian names of human beings or anthroponomastics.

On 2010 he was awarded with the Príncipe de Viana Prize for Culture. Provided by Wikipedia
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