Nikolai Nikolaevich Durnovo

Durnovo, Nikolai Nikolaevich

 

Born Oct. 23 (Nov. 4), 1876, in Moscow; died 1936. Soviet philologist and Slavic scholar; corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1924). Professor at the Universities of Saratov (1918), Minsk, and Moscow.

Durnovo lived in Czechoslovakia from 1924 to 1929. He undertook the study of the Russian language and its dialects: Short Outline of Russian Dialectology (1914), Dialectological Research in the Area of the Great Russian Dialects (part 1, fasc. 1: The Southern Great Russian Subdialect, 1917), Outline of the History of Russian (1924), and Introduction to the History of Russian (1927). He was the author of the Grammatical Dictionary (1924), the first Russian dictionary of linguistic terms.

WORKS

Vvedenie v istoriiu russkogo iazyka, 2nd ed. Moscow, 1969. (With a bibliography of Durnovo’s works up to 1930.)
Karmannyi cheshsko-russkii slovar’. Moscow, 1933. (With A. Grulin.)

REFERENCE

“Zapiska ob uchenykh trudakh N. N. Durnovo.” Izvestiia Rossiiskoi AN, 1924, series 6, vol. 18.
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