Grandgent, Charles Hall

Grandgent, Charles Hall

▪ American linguist
born Nov. 14, 1862, Dorchester, Mass., U.S.
died Sept. 11, 1939, Cambridge, Mass.

      American linguist who was a principal authority on Vulgar Latin. He was also noted for his scholarship on Dante.

      Grandgent was a professor at Harvard University from 1896 to 1932, lecturing on Dante as well as on Romance linguistics and phonetics. In addition to French and Italian grammars and a work on Old Provençal, he wrote an important Introduction to Vulgar Latin (1907) and From Latin to Italian: An Historical Outline of the Phonology and Morphology of the Italian Language (1927). In the area of Dante scholarship, Grandgent produced an edition of Dante's Divina Commedia (1909) among other works.

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