|Born||September 12, 1918|
Colorado Springs, Colorado
|Died||August 11, 2010 (aged 91)|
|Alma mater||Columbia University|
Horace Gray Lunt (September 12, 1918 – August 11, 2010) was a linguist in the field of Slavic Studies. He was Professor Emeritus at the Slavic Language and Literature Department and the Ukrainian Institute at Harvard University.
Born in Colorado Springs, Lunt attended Harvard College (BA 1941), the University of California (MA 1942), Charles University in Prague (1946–47), and Columbia University (PhD 1950). As a student of Roman Jakobson at Columbia, he joined the Harvard University faculty in 1949 together with his mentor. There he taught the course on Old Church Slavonic grammar for four decades, creating what has become the standard handbook on it, now in its seventh edition.
He published numerous monographs, articles, essays, and reviews on all aspects of Slavic comparative and historical linguistics and philology. He also wrote the first English grammar of Macedonian in the early 1950s, sponsored by the Yugoslav Ministry of Science.
He died at the age of 91. He was survived by his wife, Sally Herman Lunt, daughters Catherine and Elizabeth, five grandchildren, and son-in-law David.
- ^ a b "Horace Lunt, 91, Renowned Scholar of Slavic Languages". The Boston Globe. October 21, 2010. p. B14. Retrieved June 16, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.
- ^ Report of the President and of the Treasurer (John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 1959), p. 171.
- ^ Horace G. Lunt and the beginning of Macedonian studies in the United States of America (Victor A. Friedman), p. 117.
- ^ Lunt, Horace (1952). A Grammar of the Macedonian Literary Language. Državno knigoizdatelstvo na NR Makedonija. pp. XII. ISBN 9786082181608.
Finally, I wish to thank the Yugoslav Council for Science and Culture and the Macedonian Ministry of Education, Science and Culture for the financial aid which they granted me, thus enabling me to prolong my stay in Macedonia and study the language more thoroughly.