Ilinskii, Grigorii Andreevich

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Il’inskii, Grigorii Andreevich


Born Mar. 11 (23), 1876; died 1937. Soviet philologist and Slavist; corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1921). Born in St. Petersburg. Professor at the Universities of Nezhin (1909), Iur’ev (Tartu; 1916), Saratov (1920), and Moscow (1927). Specialist in the comparative grammar of Slavic and proto-Slavic languages.

Il’inskii studied and published important written records of the Slavs (Documents of the Bulgarian Kings, 1911, and Slep-chensk Apostle of the 12th Century, 1911). He dealt with the origin and history of Slavic literature (An Attempt at a Systematic Cyril-Methodius Bibliography, 1934). Il’inskii published etymological studies, many of which are unique. He was a member of the Academies of Sciences of Bulgaria (1929) and Poland (1930).


Praslavianskaia grammatika. Nezhin, 1916.
“Vzgliad na obshchii khod izucheniia praslavianskogo iazyka.” Voprosyiazykoznaniia, 1962, no. 5.


Shakhmatov, A. A. “G. A. Il’inskii, Praslavianskaia grammatika.” Voprosy iazykoznaniia, 1962, no. 6. (Review.)
Trubachev, O. N. “Etimologicheskii slovar’ G. A. IPinskogo.” Voprosy iazykoznaniia, 1957, no. 6.
Zhuravlev, V. K. G. A. Il’inskii. Moscow, 1962. (Bibliography.)


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