Lev Zinder

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Date of Birth: 12/26/1903

Age: 92

Place of birth: St. Petersburg

Citizenship: Russia


Zinder, Rafailovici LION (1903-1995), a Russian linguist. Born in St. Petersburg on December 26, 1903. In 1928 he graduated from the Romano-Germanic department of the Leningrad University student L.V.Scherby. Since 1929 more than half a century, he worked at the Leningrad State University, beginning in the study of experimental phonetics and at the department of German language; in the post-war years - Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Phonetics and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages ??University. Member of the Great Patriotic War. Candidate of Sciences since 1938, Dr. Zinder since 1955. Died in St. Petersburg in 1995.

The author of works on phonetics (including the pilot), phonology, theory of speech activity, German studies, applied linguistics; a number of works was carried out in conjunction with T.V.Stroevoy (Sokol`skaya). Linguistic Zinder ideas were influenced L.V.Scherby concept. After the death of his teacher Zinder in 1944 (along with M.I.Matusevich, 1895-1979) has long been the guardian of the traditions of the Leningrad phonological School and its leading representative; in many publications until the 1990s, he argued with Moscow Phonological school. Close phonetician experimenter. Since the 1950 study conducted jointly with specialists in acoustics and communication theory in the field of Applied Linguistics (automatic speech recognition, speech synthesis, voice transmission via communication channels); actively contributed to the development of research in applied and mathematical linguistics in the USSR.