Lev Shcherba

Lev Shcherba (commonly Scherba) (Russian: Лев Влади́мирович Ще́рба) (March 3 [O.S. February 20] 1880 – December 26, 1944) was a Russian linguist and lexicographer specializing in phonetics and phonology. Born in St. Petersburg, Shcherba went to high school in Kiev, graduating in 1898, and briefly attended Kiev University before moving to the capital and entering St. Petersburg University. There he studied under Jan Baudouin de Courtenay, graduating in 1903. In 1906 he traveled abroad, first to Leipzig and then to northern Italy, where he studied Tuscan dialects. During the autumn holidays of 1907 and 1908, on the advice of Baudouin de Courtenay, he studied the Sorbian languages, writing a description of the Mužakow dialect (spoken in the east, near Muskau). At the end of 1907 he went to Paris, where he worked in the experimental phonetics laboratory of Jean-Pierre Rousselot studying the phonetics of a series of languages using experimental methods; on his return to Russia he began setting up an experimental phonetics laboratory, paying for equipment from his own stipend, and this became the institution that now bears his name.

Personal details

Date of birth
March 3rd, 1880
Date of death
December 26th, 1944 at age of 64
Place of death
Moscow, Russia

Education

1. Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv Colleges/University

Taras Shevchenko University or officially the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (Ukrainian: Київський національний університет імені Тараса Шевченка), colloquially known in Ukrainian as KNU (Ukrainian: Київський національний універcитет - КНУ) is located in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. It is the third oldest university in Ukraine after the University of Lviv and Kharkiv University. Currently, its structure consists of fifteen faculties (academic departments) and five institutes. It was founded in 1834 as the University of Saint Vladimir, and since then it has changed its name several times. During the Soviet Union era, Taras Shevchenko University was one of the top three universities in the USSR, along with Moscow State University and Leningrad State University. It is ranked as the best university in Ukraine in many rankings (see below). Throughout history, the university has produced many famous alumni including Nikolay Bunge, Mykhailo Drahomanov, Mykhailo Hrushevskyi, Nikolai Berdyaev, Mikhail Bulgakov, Viacheslav Chornovil, Leonid Kravchuk, Oksana Zabuzhko, and many others.

Type Public school
Institution colors
Founded
November 8th, 1833
Headquarters
60, Volodymyrs'ka St., 01601 - Kiev, Kiev
Official web page www.univ.kiev.ua
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Notable alumni by career
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People attended Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv connected by profession and/or age

b. 1882., Politician
b. 1878., Writer
b. 1883., Politician
b. 1884., Academic
b. 1882., Historian
b. 1880., Statistician
b. 1880., Politician
b. 1881., Politician

2. Saint Petersburg State University Colleges/University

Saint Petersburg State University (SPbSU, Russian: Санкт-Петербургский государственный университет, СПбГУ) is a Russian federal state-owned higher education institution based in Saint Petersburg and one of the oldest and largest universities in Russia.

Type Public university
Institution colors
Founded
1724
Headquarters
7-9, Universitetskaya nab., 199034 - Saint Petersburg, Russia
Official web page www.spbu.ru
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender

People attended Saint Petersburg State University connected by profession and/or age

b. 1883., Politician
b. 1885., Writer
b. 1885., Poet
b. 1881., Politician
b. 1885., Politician
b. 1883., Politician
b. 1879., Politician

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