Floris Solleveld

Floris Solleveld (°1982) studied philosophy at the University of Amsterdam, then worked for a European cultural network, and obtained his PhD in the history of the humanities at Radboud University Nijmegen in 2018. As an FWO postdoctoral fellow (2018-2021) he investigates 19th-century language atlases and ethnolinguistic classification.

Selective bibliography

  • Solleveld, Floris. 2020. “Expanding the Comparative View: Humboldt’s Über die Kawi-Sprache and its Language Materials.” Historiographia Linguistica 47 (1): 49–78. http://doi.org/10.1075/hl.00062.sol.
  • Solleveld, Floris. 2020. “Afterlives of the Republic of Letters: Learned Journals and Scholarly Community in the Early 19th Century.” Erudition and the Republic of Letters 5 (1): 82–116. http://doi.org/10.1163/24055069-00501003.
  • Solleveld, Floris. 2020. “Lepsius as a Linguist: Fieldwork, Philology, Phonetics, and the ‘Hamitic Hypothesis’.” Language & History 63 (3): 193–213. http://doi.org/10.1080/17597536.2020.1760066.
  • Solleveld, Floris. 2020. “Klaproth, Balbi, and the Language Atlas.” In History of Linguistics 2017: Selected papers from the 14th International Conference on the History of the Language Sciences (ICHoLS XIV), edited by Emilie Aussant and Jean-Michel Fortis, 81–99. Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins. http://doi.org/10.1075/sihols.127.06sol.
  • Solleveld, Floris. 2020. “Language Gathering and Philological Expertise: Sigismund Koelle, Wilhelm Bleek, and the Languages of Africa.” In Les linguistes allemands du XIXème siècle et leurs Interlocuteurs étrangers, edited by Jacques François, 169–200. Paris: Éditions de la Société de Linguistique de Paris.


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