Leslau, Wolf

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Leslau was born on Nov. 14, 1906 in Krzepice, Poland; lic. es lett. (1934) and Ph. D (1953), Sorbonne, Univ. of Paris, 1934; diploma, Ecole des Hautes Etudes, 1934; diploma, Ecole Nationale des Langues Orientales, 1935; lecturer in southern Arabic, Ecole des Hautes Etudes, 1936-39; professor of Semitic studies, Ecole Libre des Hautes Etudes (New York City), 1942-46; assoc. professor, Asia Institute (New York City), 1946-51; assoc. professor of Near Eastern languages, Brandeis Univ., 1951-55; professor of Hebrew and Semitic linguistics, UCLA, 1955-76, then professor emeritus; fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences; author of many books, including: Ethiopic documents : Gurage (1950), Ethiopic and South Arabic contributions to the Hebrew lexicon (1958), Amharic-English and English-Amharic vocabulary (1963), An annotated bibliography of the Semitic languages of Ethiopia (1965), and English-Amharic context dictionary (1973).

From the description of Papers, 1940-1975. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 38988973

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Leslau was born on November 14, 1906 in Krzepice, Poland; lic. es lett. (1934) and Ph.D (1953), Sorbonne, University of Paris, 1934; diploma, Ecole des Hautes Etudes, 1934; diploma, Ecole Nationale des Langues Orientales, 1935; lecturer in southern Arabic, Ecole des Hautes Etudes, 1936-39; professor of Semitic studies, Ecole Libre des Hautes Etudes (New York City), 1942-46; associate professor, Asia Institute (New York City), 1946-51; associate professor of Near Eastern languages, Brandeis University, 1951-55; professor of Hebrew and Semitic linguistics, UCLA, 1955-76, then professor emeritus; fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences; author of many books, including Ethiopic documents: Gurage (1950), Ethiopic and South Arabic contributions to the Hebrew lexicon (1958), Amharic-English and English-Amharic vocabulary (1963), An annotated bibliography of the Semitic languages of Ethiopia (1965), and English-Amharic context dictionary (1973).

From the guide to the Wolf Leslau Papers, 1940-1979, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.)

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referencedIn Götze, Albrecht, 1897-. Albrecht Goetze papers, 1923-1971 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Wolf Leslau Papers, 1940-1979 University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
referencedIn Albrecht Goetze papers, 1923-1971 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Leslau, Wolf. Papers, 1940-1975. University of California, Los Angeles
referencedIn Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Scholars records, 1927-1949, 1933-1945 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
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Gurage languages--Dictionaries--Research
Lexicographers--Archival resources
Amharic language--Dictionaries--Research
Linguists--Archival resources
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Lexicographers--Archival resources
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Birth 1906-11-14

Death 2006-11-18

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