Benveniste was one of the most important linguists of XXth century. Beyond the world of linguistics, his research also had a significent impact on fields such as anthropology, philosophy and literary theory. Sent to war in Protected content , the Jewish linguist had spent 18 months in a prison camp while his home in Paris was ransacked and his manuscripts destroyed.
The details of his life during the Second World War, however, remain a mystery. In order to unearth his story, I will need to visit archives in Switzerland and France.
I plan to write an article that will be published in an international scientific journal. Go on this page to take a look to the project : Protected content .