Vyacheslav Ivanov

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Date of Birth: 08/21/1929

Age: 87

Place of birth: Moscow

Citizenship: Russia


Born August 21, 1929 in the family of the writer Vsevolod Willow & # 769; new. As a child, he suffered a serious illness that caused the receipt of home education. In 1941-1943 he was evacuated to Tashkent. In 1946 he graduated from the school in 1951 - the Philological Faculty of Moscow State University. In 1955 he received the degree of Doctor of philological sciences for his thesis on the attitude of the cuneiform Hittite to other Indo-European. Thesis has not been approved by VAK because of the loss of the thesis. Re received a doctorate in 1978 at Vilnius University for his work on the Baltic and Slavic verb. In 1956-1958 he headed the seminar on Mathematical Linguistics Moscow State University.

In 1958 he was dismissed from the Moscow State University for disagreeing with the official assessment of the novel by Boris Pasternak`s "Doctor Zhivago" and support the views of Roman Jakobson. The decision to dismiss was officially canceled as erroneous in 1988.

In the years 1959-1961 the head of a group of machine translation of the Institute of Precision Mechanics and Computer Engineering and the chairman of the Language Section of the Academic Council on cybernetics. In the years 1961-1989 Head of the Department of Slavic Studies of the Institute of the structural typology. In the years 1989-1993 the director of the Library of Foreign Literature. In 1989-1994, Head of the Department of Theory and History of World Culture, Moscow State University. Since 1992, the director of the Institute of World Culture, Moscow State University. Since 2003, the director of Russian anthropological school. Since 2010 - co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation for Fundamental Linguistic Research.

In the years 1989-2001 a professor at Stanford University in the Department of Slavic Languages ??and Literatures. Since 1992 to date Professor of Slavic Languages ??and Literatures and the Indo-European Studies Program, University of California at Los Angeles.

The scientific activity

Studies have Vladimir Ivanov devoted to historical and comparative linguistics (especially Indo-European languages), psycholinguistics, semiotics, mathematical linguistics, literature, culture, history, anthropology. The bibliography of his scientific works includes more than a thousand points. He has published translations from eighteen languages. Doctor of Philological Sciences (1955, dissertation is not approved by VAK and lost, again in 1978).

Together with VN Toporov wrote two books and numerous articles on the semiotics of the Slavic culture.

Together with T. Gamkrelidze is the author of the fundamental work of "Indo-European language and the Indo-Europeans", where we study grammar and vocabulary of the hypothetical ancestor language of all Indo-European languages, planned reconstruction of the main features of social organization, religion and material culture of the Proto-Indo-Europeans, and - drawing on archaeological data - addresses the issue of the origin of the Indo-Europeans. In the book, first proposed t. N. "Armenian hypothesis."