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Jens Elmegård Rasmussen

Jens Elmegård Rasmussen (15 March 1944 – 15 May 2013) was associate professor of Indo-European Studies and head of the Roots of Europe research center at the University of Copenhagen from its initiation in 2008 until his death.[1] He was an expert on Proto-Indo-European and Indo-European languages in general, especially morphophonemics, but he also published articles on the history of Eskimo–Aleut languages and linguistic diachrony. He supported the Indo-Uralic and Eurasiatic hypotheses.

Elmegård Rasmussen was the leading editor of the international scholarly journal Tocharian and Indo-European Studies (TIES) and chief editor of the book series Copenhagen Studies in Indo-European. He was married to the Danish Indo-Europeanist Birgit Anette Olsen.[2]

Selected publicationsEdit

  • 1979, Anaptyxis, gemination and syncope in Eskimo: A diachronic study. Copenhagen: Copenhagen Linguistic Circle.
  • 1989, Studien zur Morphophonemik der Indogermanischen Grundsprache. Innsbruck: Innsbrucker Beiträge zur Sprachwissenschaft.
  • 1999, Selected Papers on Indo-European Linguistics. Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum Press.


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