Ranko Matasović (Croatian pronunciation: [râːŋko matǎːsovitɕ];[1][2] born 14 May 1968) is a Croatian linguist, Indo-Europeanist, and Celticist.

Ranko Matasović
Born (1968-05-14) 14 May 1968 (age 55)
Occupation(s)linguist, Indo-Europeanist, Celticist
Notable workEtymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (2009)

Biography edit

Matasović was born and raised in Zagreb, where he attended primary and secondary school. In the Faculty of philosophy at the University of Zagreb, he graduated in linguistics and philosophy, receiving an M.A. in linguistics in 1992 and a Ph.D. in 1995 under the supervision of Radoslav Katičić with the thesis A Theory of Textual Reconstruction in Indo-European Linguistics. He has received research fellowships at the University of Vienna (1993) and the University of Oxford (1995), a post-doctoral Fulbright Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin during 1997/1998 (with Andrew Sihler as an advisor), and also an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation fellowship at the University of Bonn in 2002/2003.

He currently holds a chair in the Department of Linguistics in the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb, where he teaches courses on comparative Indo-European grammar, Celtic studies, and language typology. His research interests include comparative Indo-European grammar (especially of Celtic and Balto-Slavic languages), language typology and syntax, and Latin, Celtic, and Hittite philology. He has contributed to the Indo-European Etymological Dictionary project organized by Leiden University with his Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic. He has also published works on Armenian and Albanian, including the Arbanasi speech of the Albanian diaspora near Zadar.

In 2002, he received an award from the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts for a lasting contribution to philology. In 2006, he became an associate member of the same institution and was promoted into a full member in 2012.[3][dead link]

Works edit

Linguistics edit

  • A Theory of Textual Reconstruction in Indo-European Linguistics (Frankfurt a/M & New York: Peter Lang, 1996) ISBN 3-631-49751-2
  • Kratka poredbenopovijesna gramatika latinskoga jezika (Zagreb: Matica hrvatska, ¹1997, ²2010) ISBN 953-150-105-X, ISBN 978-953-150-901-5
  • Kultura i književnost Hetita (Zagreb; Matica hrvatska, 2000) ISBN 953-15-0548-9
  • Uvod u poredbenu lingvistiku (Zagreb: Matica hrvatska, 2001) ISBN 953-150-612-4
  • Gender in Indo-European (Heidelberg: Carl Winter, 2004) ISBN 3-8253-1666-1
  • Jezična raznolikost svijeta (Zagreb: Algoritam, ¹2005, ²2011) ISBN 953-220-355-9, ISBN 978-953-220-355-4
  • Poredbenopovijesna gramatika hrvatskoga jezika (Zagreb: Matica hrvatska, 2008.) ISBN 978-953-150-840-7
  • Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2009) ISBN 978-90-04-17336-1
  • A Reader in Comparative Indo-European Religion (Zagreb: University of Zagreb, 2010)
  • Etimološki rječnik hrvatskoga jezika: 1. svezak (A-Nj), 2. svezak (O-Ž), co-authored with Tijmen Pronk, Dubravka Ivšić, Dunja Brozović Rončević (Zagreb: Institut za hrvatski jezik i jezikoslovlje, 2016-2021) ISBN 978-953-7967-51-2, ISBN 978-953-7967-85-7
  • Slavic Nominal Word-Formation: Proto-Indo-European Origins and Historical Development (Heidelberg: Carl Winter, 2014) ISBN 978-3-8253-6335-2
  • Lingvistička povijest Europe (Zagreb: Matica hrvatska, 2016) ISBN 9789533410616
  • An Areal Typology of Agreement Systems (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018) ISBN 978-1-108-42097-6

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He has published more than 100 papers in Croatian and foreign-language journals and translated various works from Latin, Ancient Greek, Lithuanian, Hittite, Old and modern Irish, Welsh, and English.

References edit

  1. ^ Jojić, Ljiljana; Matasović, Ranko, eds. (2002). "rȃnī". Hrvatski enciklopedijski rječnik. Zagreb: Novi Liber. ISBN 953-6045-21-4. Retrieved 15 May 2023.
  2. ^ Jojić, Ljiljana; Matasović, Ranko, eds. (2002). "Máte". Hrvatski enciklopedijski rječnik. Zagreb: Novi Liber. ISBN 953-6045-21-4. Retrieved 15 May 2023.
  3. ^ "Akademik Ranko Matasović". Info.hazu.hr. Retrieved 2014-12-23.

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