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William Dwight Whitney (1827–1894)

Whitney, William Dwight. An American professor, eminent as a philologist and editor; born in Northampton, MA, Feb. 9, 1827; died at New Haven, CT, June 7, 1894. He was professor of Sanskrit and later of comparative philology at Yale, from 1854. His contributions to the North American Review, the New Englander, and other periodicals, were numerous and varied. Among his works are: ‘Language and the Study of Language’ (1867); ‘On Material and Form in Language’ (1872); ‘Darwinism and Language’ (1874); ‘Logical Consistency in Views of Language’ (1880); ‘Mixture in Language’ (1881); ‘The Study of Hindoo Grammar and the Study of Sanskrit’ (1884); ‘The Upanishads and their Latest Translation’ (1886). He also wrote: ‘Compendious German Grammar’ (1869); ‘German Reader in Prose and Verse’ (1870); ‘Essentials of English Grammar’ (1877); ‘Sanskrit Grammar’ (1877); and ‘Practical French Grammar’ (1886). Professor Whitney was the superintending editor of the ‘Century Dictionary’ (1889–91), and assisted in the preparation of ‘Webster’s Dictionary’ (1864).