Philip Baldi

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Philip Baldi
Academic background
Alma mater
Academic work
Sub-disciplineIndo-European studies
InstitutionsPennsylvania State University

Philip Baldi (born 1946) is an American linguist and classical scholar specializing in Indo-European studies. He is Professor Emeritus of Linguistics and Classics at Pennsylvania State University.


Baldi was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania in 1946.[1][2] He received his B.A. from the University of Scranton in Classics in 1968, his M.A. and Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Rochester in 1971 and 1973, respectively.[1] He was appointed Professor of Linguistics and Classics at Pennsylvania State University in 1981. Baldi specializes in Indo-European studies, on which he is the author of numerous books and articles.


  • Baldi, Philip (1978). Readings in Historical Phonology: Chapters in the Theory of Sound Change. Pennsylvania State University Press. ISBN 978-0-271-00539-3.
  • Baldi, Philip (1983). An Introduction to the Indo-European Languages. SIU Press. ISBN 978-0-8093-1091-3.
  • Baldi, Philip (1990). Linguistic Change and Reconstruction Methodology. Walter de Gruyter. ISBN 978-3-11-088609-2.
  • Baldi, Philip (1991). Patterns of Change - Change of Patterns: Linguistic Change and Reconstruction Methodology. Walter de Gruyter. ISBN 978-3-11-087189-0. (Condensed version of above, primarily for classroom use)
  • Baldi, Philip (1999). The Foundations of Latin. Walter de Gruyter. ISBN 978-3-11-080711-0.
  • Baldi, Philip; Dini, Pietro U. (2004). Studies in Baltic and Indo-European Linguistics: In Honor of William R. Schmalstieg. John Benjamins Publishing. ISBN 978-1-58811-584-3.


  1. ^ a b Cuzzolin, Pierluigi (2010). Page, Richard; Rubin, Aaron (eds.). "A Personal Portrait: Philippo Baldi, Magistro Atque Amico, Fraterno Dicatum Animo". Studies in Classical Linguistics in Honor of Philip Baldi. Amsterdam Studies in Classical Philology (17). doi:10.1163/ej.9789004188662.i-168. ISBN 9789004188662.
  2. ^ "Baldi, Philip". ISNI.

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