Shor, Rozaliia Osipovna

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Shor, Rozaliia Osipovna


Born June 11 (23), 1894, in Kaunas; died Mar. 18,1939, in Moscow. Soviet linguist and literary historian.

Shor graduated from the Second Moscow State University (formerly the Advanced Courses for Women) in 1919. She was a professor at the N. G. Chernyshevskii Institute of Philosophy, Literature, and History from 1934 to 1939. Her principal works dealt with Germanic and Old Indie linguistics, general linguistics, and the history of linguistics. Shor founded the series Iazykovedy Zapada (Linguists of the West; 1933–38) and wrote on the history of Western European literature, notably in Heinrich Heine (1931, with F. Shiller and A. Lavretskii) and Dickens (1931, with A. Lunacharskii). Shor translated works of Old Indie literature, including Pancatantra: Selected Stories (1930) and Twenty-five Tales of the Vétala (1939).


Iazyk i obshchestvo, 2nd ed. Moscow, 1926.
”Formal’nyi metod” na Zapade. Moscow, 1927.
Na putiakh k marksistskoi lingvistike. Moscow-Leningrad, 1931.
“Semantika vediiskogo glagola.” In Akademiku N. Ia. Marru (Festschrift). Moscow-Leningrad, 1935.
Literatura srednikh vekov (ninth to 15th centuries.) Moscow, 1936.
Vvedenie v iazykovedenie. Moscow, 1945. (With N. S. Chemodanov.)


Sergievskii, M. V. “Pamiati R. O. Shor.” In Sbornik statei po iazykovedeniiu. Moscow, 1939. (Contains bibliography.)


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