Hans Marchand

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Hans Marchand (1 October 1907 – 13 December 1978) was a German linguist. He studied Romance languages, English and Latin, and after fleeing Germany during the Third Reich was a lecturer of linguistics at Istanbul, Yale University, and Bard College. From 1957 to 1973 he was a professor at the University of Tübingen.

Marchand published works on linguistic phenomena occurring in languages such as English, French, Turkish and Italian,[1] but became famous in his discipline for his theories on word-formation in the English language. Linguists following his approach are called Marchandeans.[2]


  1. ^ Anglia – Zeitschrift für englische Philologie 97 (1979), pp. 19ff
  2. ^ Štekauer, Pavol; Rochelle Lieber (2005). Handbook of word-formation. Dordrecht: Springer. pp. 99f. ISBN 1-4020-3597-7.

Further reading[edit]

  • Štekauer, Pavol. English word formation: A history of research, 1960–1995. Tübingen: Gunter Narr, 2000. ISBN 3-8233-5210-5. See particularly chapter 1, "Hans Marchand" (pp. 29–48). Available at Google Books.