Lev Iakubinskii

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Iakubinskii, Lev Petrovich


Born 1892 in Kiev; died Aug. 23, 1945, in Leningrad. Soviet linguist and literary scholar.

In 1913, Iakubinskii graduated from the University of St. Petersburg, where he had studied under I. A. Baudouin de Courte-nay and L. V. Shcherba. A theorist of the language of poetry, he joined the Society for the Study of Poetic Language (OPOIAZ) and published such works as “On the Sounds of Poetic Language” (1916). In the early 1930’s he abandoned literary theory and criticism. Iakubinskii’s works in linguistics dealt with comparative-historical linguistics, the history of the Russian literary language, and various theoretical aspects of linguistics. They include “On Dialogue Speech” (1923) and A History of Old Russian (published 1953).


Iakubinskaia-Lemberg, E. “Prof. L. P. Iakubinskii” (obituary). Uch. zap. LGV: Seriia filologicheskikh nauk, 1949, no. 94, issue 14. (Contains bibliography.)


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According to the society's archives, Baudouin's students, who became prominent Soviet linguists and were early participants in OPOIaZ, were also involved: Evgenii Polivanov was very active in the society during 1910, (4) while Lev Iakubinskii is shown as participating in several discussions and delivering a paper "O foneticheskikh emotsiiakh u Lermontova" (On Phonetic Emotions in Lermontov) in March 1913.