Aleksei Sukhotin

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Sukhotin, Aleksei Mikhailovich


Born Nov. 7 (19), 1888, in the village of Kochety (now Volkovo), Orel Oblast; died Feb. 21,1942, in Ul’ianovsk. Soviet linguist.

Sukhotin graduated from the Moscow Institute of Oriental Studies in 1925 and became a professor at the Moscow Municipal Pedagogical Institute in 1933. His main works dealt with general, Slavic, Indo-Iranian, and Turkic linguistics. Sukhotin helped found the Moscow school of phonology. Together with N. F. Ia-kovlev, he helped to develop written languages for various nationalities of the USSR.


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