Bernhard KarlgrenBernhard Karlgren
) was a Swedish sinologist
. Karlgren was first to use European-style principles of historical linguistics
to study the Chinese language
, and reconstructed the phonetics of Middle Chinese
. He also suggested that at the very earliest stage recoverable, the personal pronouns were inflected for case.
His most influential works include:
- Études sur la phonologie chinoise. 1915-1926.
- Analytic Dictionary of Chinese and Sino-Japanese 1923.
- Grammata Serica Recensa. 1957