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William Dwight Whitney

William Dwight Whitney was an American linguist, philologist, and lexicographer known for his work on Sanskrit grammar and Vedic philology as well as his influential view of language as a social institution. He was the first president of the American Philological Association and editor-in-chief of The Century Dictionary... Read More

BornWilliam Dwight Whitney
February 9, 1827
Northampton, Massachusetts
DiedJune 7, 1894 (aged 67)
New Haven, Connecticut
OccupationLinguist, philologist
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