Räsänen, Arvo Martti Oktavianus

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Räsänen, Arvo Martti Oktavianus

 

Born June 25, 1893, in Simo, near Kemi, in what is now Finland. Finnish linguist.

Räsänen graduated from the University of Helsingfors and studied in Kazan, Leipzig, Budapest, Berlin, and Paris. He was a professor at the University of Helsinki from 1944 to 1961. A member of scientific expeditions in Kazan Province (1915–17) and Anatolia (1925 and 1931–32), he recorded and published samples of the living folk dialects. He wrote numerous works on comparative linguistics, Turkic studies, Finno-Ugric studies, phonetics, grammar, etymology of the Turkic languages, and the Cheremis language.

WORKS

Studia Orientalia, 1954, vol. 19, no. 13.
Studia Orientalia, 1964, vol. 28, no. 17.
Versuch eines etymologischen Wörterbuchs der Tü rksprachen. Helsinki, 1969.

REFERENCES

Gabain, A., and O. von Pritsak. “Zum 60. Geburtstag Martti Räsänens.” Ural-Altaische Jahrbücher, 1954, vol. 26, nos. 1–2.
Joki, A. J. 75-vuotias Martti Räsä nen. Virittäjä, 1968.