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Prof. Dr. Helmut Ernst Robert Nespital

Birthplace: Berlin-Karlshorst, Germany
Death: May 10, 2001 (64)
Berlin, Germany
Place of Burial: Perlin, Nordwestmecklenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
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Son of Fritz Nespital and Elfriede Nespital
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Father of Private User

Occupation: Indologist
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About Prof. Dr. Helmut Ernst Robert Nespital

(from his book cover "Dictionary of Hindi Verbs - Containing all Simple and Compound Verbs, their Lexical Equivalents in English and Illustrations of their Usage")

"About the Author

Helmut Nespital is Professor of Indian Philology/Modern South Asian Languages & Literatures at the Free University of Berlin, Germany.

He studied Indology, Iranian Philology, Russian, Turkish and Phonetics at the Humboldt-University Berlin (1955-1960) and completed his Ph.D. at the Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, in 1965, where he specialized in modern South Asian languages and literatures, as also in General and Comparative Linguistics, partly also in Slavonic Philology. In 1980 he defended his Habilitation Thesis at the Free University Berlin. From 1982-1990 he was Professor of General and Contrastive Linguistics and of German as a Foreign Language at the University of Bamberg, Germany. In September 1990 he took up his present professorship in Berlin.

He has published several books and more than 40 research papers on a number of South Asian languages dealing with different linguistic problems, as also on their literatures. To the languages belong Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, partly also Gujarati, Marathi, Punjabi, Nepali, and Tamil. He, furthermore, has also translated literary texts and film scripts from most of these languages into German. One of his major publications on South Asian languages is his book: 'The Future Tense System in Hindi & Urdu' (1981, written in German). Several other of his publications are dedicated to the contrastive analysis of German and various other languages, and to other problems of Applied and of General Linguistics.

Prof. Nespital has a good knowledge of 32 languages, of which 12 are South Asian languages. He has repeatedly stayed in India to do research work, or to teach and to give lectures. In 1974 he was honoured as foreign Hindi scholar by the Government of India."

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Prof. Dr. Helmut Ernst Robert Nespital's Timeline

August 4, 1936
Berlin-Karlshorst, Germany
- 1946
Age 5
Schinkel-Oberschule, Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg, Germany
- 1955
Age 9
Schinkel-Oberschule, Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg, Germany
- 1960
Age 18
Humboldt-Universitaet - Indologie, Iranische Philologie, Russisch, Tuerkisch und Phonetik, Berlin-Mitte, Germany
- 1965
Age 23
Karls Universitaet - Moderne Suedasiensprachen und -literaturen, Allgemeine und Vergleichende Sprachwissenschaften, Slavische Philologie, Prag, Czech Republic
- 1982
Age 43
Christian-Albrechts-Universitaet Kiel, Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
- 1990
Age 45
Universitaet Bamberg, Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany
September 1990
- 2001
Age 54
Freie Universitaet Berlin, Berlin-Dahlem, Germany