Sunday, November 14, 2021

Prof. Dr. Edgar Hoffmann (1957-2021)


Prof. Edgar Hoffmann passed away unexpectedly at the age of only 64 on October 30, 2021. 

His academic teacher was the internationally renowned Slavist and co-founder of the Leipzig Onomastic School Ernst Eichler. After his studies in Leipzig in 1984, he defended his PhD on the history of Slavic onomastics in Germany.

He has been working at the Institute for Slavic Languages at the Vienna University of Economics and Business since 1991. There, he obtained his habilitation in September 2015. His research activities in Vienna have focused on Slavic business languages, but also on the history of Slavic onomastics and the role of names in business communication. 

The publications in the famous international series such as "Onomastica Slavogermanica" edited alternately in Berlin and Wrocław and the Leipzig journal "Namenkundliche Informationen/Journal of Onomastics" justify the quality of Edgar Hoffmann's research. 

Since 1993, he has been focusing on the name formation and name usage in Russian business advertising. In 1999, his research about the Russian Names has been collected and published under the title „Neue onymische Räume in Russland“ (New Onymic Spaces in Russia). His last work about Personal Names as Components of Names in the Russian Economy is going to be published in the 14th volume of "Onomastica Lipsiensia".

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