Jürgen Untermann

Jürgen Untermann (Rheinfelden, October 24, 1928) is a German linguist, indoeuropeanist and epigraphist.

A disciple of Hans Krahe and of Ulrich Schmoll, he studied at the University of Frankfurt and the University of Tübingen. He became a professor of Comparative Linguistics at the University of Cologne.

His research focuses on the study of the Italic and Palaeohispanic languages, described as "Trümmersprachen" (ruins-languages). He is considered the foremost expert on Palaeohispanic languages (specially the Iberian language), publishing the corpus of Palaeohispanic inscriptions in Monumenta Linguarum Hispanicarum, and systematizing the study of the ancient Iberian anthroponomastics.


  1. Die vorgriechischen Sprachen Siziliens. Wiesbaden, 1958
  2. Die venetischen Personennamen . Wiesbaden, 1961
  3. Elementos de un atlas antroponímico de la Hispania Antigua. Madrid, 1965
  4. Monumenta Linguarum Hispanicarum. I. Die Münzlegenden. Wiesbaden, 1975
  5. Monumenta Linguarum Hispanicarum II: Die Inschriften in iberischer schrift aus Südfrankreich. Wiesbaden, 1980
  6. Monumenta Linguarum Hispanicarum III: Die iberischen inschriften aus Spanien. Wiesbaden, 1990
  7. Monumenta Linguarum Hispanicarum IV: Die tartessischen, keltiberischen und lusitanischen inschriften. Wiesbaden, 1997
  8. Wörterbuch des Oskisch-Umbrischen. Heidelberg, 2000

External links

Links to the content of articles by Jürgen Untermann

  1. | "Los etnónimos de la Hispania Antigua y las lenguas prerromnanas de la Península Ibérica" ''Complutum 2-3, 1992.
  2. | "La onomástica ibérica" Iberia nº 4, 1998


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