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The birth of the Old Occitan literary language according to Heinrich Morf

107Heinrich Morf (1854-1921) was a Swiss scholar specialist of Romance (Arpitan and Rhetic) dialectology and Old Occitan. In 1910 he started teaching Romance philology in the University of Berlin. In 1911 he became a member of the Royal Prussian Academy of Sciences. The lecture he made about the Old Occitan literary language (“Vom Ursprung der provenzalischen Schriftsprache”) was published in the 1912 issue of the Sitzungsberichte der königlich Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften.

In 1913, the Revue des Langues Romanes published two reviews, one by Giulio Bertoni, the other by Juli Ronjat. They correct some statements from Morf. For instance, Ronjat notes the word lemosin stands for the whole Old Provençal (Occitan) language.

The pages from the Sitzungsberichte der königlich Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften were extracted from the digitalization made by the Internet Archive website. Snapshots taken from the Revue des Langues Romanes come from the Bibliothèque Nationale de France (Gallica website).

Click here to read or download Friedrich Morfs’s Vom Ursprung der provenzalischen Schriftsprache, and the related reviews (#107 of the Documents pour l’étude de la langue occitane series) from the IEO Paris website.

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