Nebraska Authors

Winfred P. Lehmann

Born 1916-06-23 Surprise, NE (USA)

Died 2007-08-01
Austin, TX

Places Lived

New York
People's Republic of China

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Languages and Linguistics; German


B.A, 1936, Northwestern College, Watertown, WS
M.A. in Germanic Philology, 1938, University of Wisconsin
Ph.D. in Germanic Philology, 1941, University of Wisconsin


Instructor, Assistant, Associate and Professor of Germanic Languages
Professor of Linguistics
Visiting Professor

Places Worked

Washington University, St. Louis
University of Texas at Austin
Linguistic Institute at University of Chicago
University of Illinois
State University of New York


Fulbright Research fellow in Norway, 1950-51
Ashbel Smith Professor at The U. of Texas, Austin, 1963
Director, Georgetown English Language program, Ankara, Turkey and Visiting Professor, Ankara University, 1955-56
Collitz Professor, University of Illinois, 1968
Guggenheim fellow, 1972-73
Brueder-Grimm Prize, University of Marburg, Germany, 1974


Linguistic Society of America
Modern Language Association of America
Societe de Linguistique de Paris
Indogermanische Gesellshaft Linguistic Society of India
Societas Linguisticae Europeae
Royal Danish Academy of Sciences


A Word Index to Wolfram's 'Parzival'. 1938. (with Alfred Senn),
A Word-Index To the Poems of Walther von der VOGELWEIDE 1940. (with Roe-Merrill S. Heffner)
A Grammar of Formal Written Japanese. PROTO-INDO-European Phonology. 1952.
The Alliteration of Old Saxon Poetry. 1953.
The Alliterations of the Edda. 1954. (with J.L. Dillard)
The Development of Germanic Verse Form. 1956.
The Alliterations of the Beowulf. 1958. (with Takesmitsu Tabusa),
Active German (Elementary reader). 1958. (with Helmut Rheder and George Schulz-Behrend)
Review and Progress in German. ) 1959. (with H. Rheder, L. Shaw and S.N. Werbow)
The Alliterations of Christ, Guthlac, Elene, Juliana, Fates of the Apostles and Dream of the Road. 1960. (with Virginia F. Dailey)
Historical Linguistics: An Introduction. 1962.
Exercises to Accompany Historical Linguistics: An Introduction. 1962.
SPECTRUM: Modern German Thought in Science, Literature, Philosophy and Art. 1964. (with H. Rheder and Hans Beyer),
Selected Vowel Measurements of American English Speech. 1965.(with HJ Hewitt)
Computational Linguistics: Procedures and Problems. 1965.
A Reader in Nineteenth Century Historical Indo-European Linguistics.1967. (editor and translator)
Directions for Historical Linguistics: A Symposium. 1968. (editor and contributor with Yakov Malkiel)
Descriptive Linguistics: An Introduction. 1972.
GERMAN: Language and Culture. 1972. (with T.J. O'Hare and Christoph Cobet),
PROTO-INDO-European Syntax. 1974.
Language and Linguistics in the People's Republic of China. 1975. (editor)
An Introduction to Old Irish. 1975. (with R.P.M. Lehmann)
Theoretical Bases of Indo-European Linguistics 1996.
Historical Linguistics: An Introduction. 2013.

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