P. J. Cosijn
Pieter Jacob was the son of Marine Inspector Adrianus Cosijn (* October 15, 1806 in Gouda, † September 10th 1887 in The Hague) and Johanna Lesire Muller (23 March 1809 in Curacao *, † July 4, 1878 in Delft). He spent his childhood in Hellevoetsluis, Doesburg, Den Helder, and from May 1848 in Gouda. In Gouda he attended from September 1853 high school and from 14 May 1855, the school in Utrecht. In September 1857 he entered the University of Utrecht to take a law degree in attack. However, he moved to study literature soon to the philosophical faculty. Here, Simon Karsten (1802-1864), Jacques Adolphe Charles Rovers (1803-1874), Lodewijk Gerard Visscher (1797-1859) and his successor Willem Gerard Brill (1811-1896) prägensten his teacher.
On April 1, 1863, he was vice-principal Winschoten and his PhD on June 26, 1865 in Utrecht with the treatise Commentatio literaria continens Annotatiunculas ad Aristophanis Ranas in classic literature. After his graduation he became a teacher of Dutch language and literature at the HBS and the Gymnasium in Haarlem. Here he became in 1871 assistant at the Nederlandsche Taal Woordenboek, on 19 April 1877 he was a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences and at another time member of the Society of Dutch literature in Leiden. On September 19, 1877, he was appointed professor of old Germanic and Anglo-Saxon at the University of Leiden.
He accepted this task on 22 October 1877 with its introduction speech De study van het oud- Germaansch beschouwd in association met de beoefening van het Nederlandsch aan onze hoogescholen. As a language didactics, he was author of a large number of high- school textbooks for the teaching of the Dutch language in secondary schools and upper middle schools. Under the influence of Matthias de Vries, he was very productive in the Dutch lexicography, in historical linguistics and the philological textual criticism. He also participated in 1898/99 as rector of the Alma Mater at the organizational tasks of the Leiden University, which he held over the Rector's Address angelsaksische poezie on February 8.
On April 17, 1866 Cosijn married in Zwolle Jacoba Maria Plügger (* around 1839 in Zwolle, † November 17, 1904 in Leiden ), the daughter of the painter Jacob Plügger (December 6, 1795 in Enkhuisen, † February 10, 1871 in Haarlem ) and Anne Henriėtte Brunner ( born December 8, 1804 in Beukelen, † December 11, 1862 in Zwolle ). The marriage remained childless.
He was co-editor of many domestic and foreign magazines and journals. For a broad overview see B. Symons.
- Commentatio literaria continens Annotatiunculas ad Aristophanis Ranas. Utrecht 1865
- Cacographie th gebruike bij het middelbaar onderwijs. Haarlem 1866, 3rd edition 1880
- Vergelijkende spraakleer Nederlandsche, Hoogduitsche Engelsche en tal ( in front of the blank) voor bewerkt schoolgebruik. Haarlem 1866
- Nederlandsche spraakkunst. 1867 2 vols ( etymology ) ( syntaxis ); 2nd edition, 1869 ( Vol. 1 online ); 6th edition 1881, 7th edition 1886, 8th edition 1892
- Oefeningen bij de Nederlandsche spraakkunst. Haarlem 1868; 5th edition 1881; 6 Aufl 1885; 7th edition 1894
- Beknopte Nederlandsche spraakkunst. Haarlem 1870; 7th edition 1894
- Eenige taal -en natuurk. Ontdekkingen van dr. J. van Vloten beoordeeld. Haarlem 1871
- H. J. van Dale, Zinsontleding. Een handboekje voor onderwijzers en empty pests, 2e druk, herzien en met een voor report PJ van Cosijn. Schoonhoven 1873; 3rd edition 1877
- De Oudnederlandsche Psalms. Haarlem 1873
- Concise altwestsächsiche grammar. Leiden 1881 ( Vol. 1 The vowels of Slammsilben. ). 2nd edition, 1st part: The phonology; . 2nd part: The Flexionslehre. Leiden 1893
- Altwestsächsische grammar. The Hague 1883 ( First half: phonology ); The Hague 1886 (Second Hälfle: The flexion), 2 vols
- Aanteekeningen op Beowulf. Leiden 1892
- Over Angelsaksische poezie. Speech uitgesproken op den 324sten verjaardag the Universiteit te Leiden. Leiden 1899