Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Dragunov

Dragunov, Aleksandr Aleksandrovich

 

Born Feb. 21 (Mar. 6), 1900 in St. Petersburg; died Feb. 21, 1955, in Leningrad. Soviet linguist and Chinese and Tibetan scholar.

Dragunov worked on theoretical problems of Chinese grammar, including the problems of parts of speech. Using non-Chinese sources, Dragunov reconstructed the phonetic system of the Chinese language of the 12th to 14th centuries. He studied Chinese dialects, discovering and describing a group of dialects in central China. Dragunov also wrote works on the Tungan language.

WORKS

“Issledovaniia v oblasti dunganskoi grammatiki,” part 1: “Kategoriia vida i vremeni v dunganskom iazyke (dialekt Gan’su).” Trudy In-ta vostokovedeniia AN SSSR, 1940, vol. 27.
Issledovaniia po grammatike sovremennogo kitaiskogo iazyka, vol. 1. Moscow-Leningrad, 1952.
Grammaticheskaia sistema sovremennogo kitaiskogo razgovornogo iazyka. Leningrad, 1962.

REFERENCE

Iakhontov, S. “A. A. Dragunov.” Kratkie soobshcheniia In-ta vostokovedeniia AN SSSR, 1956, vol. 18. lazykoznanie. (Contains bibliography.)

E. A. POTSELUEVSKII

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