Gyula Lazíczius

Lazíczius, Gyula


Born Aug. 18, 1896, in Újpest; died Aug. 4, 1957, in Budapest. Hungarian linguist; member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (1945).

Lazíczius graduated from the University of Budapest in 1920 and became a professor there in 1938. He first studied literature and aesthetics, but later developed an interest in the Finno-Ugric languages, particularly Hungarian, and general linguistics. Lazíczius developed the theory of the phoneme. He was strongly influenced by F. de Saussure and the Prague school of structuralism.


Bevezetés a fonológiába. Budapest, 1932.

Általános nyelvészet. Budapest, 1942.

Fonétika, 2nd ed. Budapest, 1963.

Lehrbuch der Phonetik. Berlin, 1961.


Sebeok, T. A. “Obituary of Gyula Lazíczius.” Word, 1959, vol. 15.