The New International Encyclopædia/Paul, Hermann
PAUL, poul, Hermann (1846—). A German philologist. He was born in Magdeburg; studied at Berlin and Leipzig, and in 1874 became professor in the University of Freiburg. In 1893 he was appointed professor of German philology at the University of Munich. His publications include: Gab es eine mittelhochdeutsche Schriftsprache? (1873); Zur Lautverschiebung (1874); Kritische Beiträge zu den Minnesingern (1876); Zur Nibelungenfrage (1877); Mittelhochdeutsche Grammatik (5th ed. 1900). He is best known in the United States by his Prinzipien der Sprachgeschichte (1880; 3d ed. 1898), translated into English by Strong (1888), and retranslated with changes by Strong, Logeman, and Wheeler (1891). As editor of Grundriss der germanischen Philologie (1891-93; 2d ed. 1896 et seq.), he rendered valuable service to modern philology. After 1874 he with W. Braune edited the Beiträge zur Geschichte der deutschen Sprache.