Vyacheslav Vsevolodovich Ivanov

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Vyacheslav Vsevolodovich Ivanov (born 21 August 1929, Moscow) is a Soviet/Russian historical linguist. His main topic of study is Indo-European languages. He is best known for his glottalic theory of how consonants are spoken in Indo-European languages and for placing point of origin for these languages in the area of the Armenian Highlands and Lake Urmia.

Vyacheslav Ivanov at the 6 Moscow Internacional Book Festival, 2011

Vyacheslav Ivanov's father was Vsevolod Ivanov, one of the most famous Soviet writers. His mother was an actress. She worked in the theatre of Vsevolod Meyerhold. His childhood was filled by disease and war, which he spent in Tashkent.

References[change | change source]

  • Vyacheslav V. Ivanov and Thomas Gamkrelidze, The Early History of Indo-­European Languages, Scientific American, vol. 262, N3, 110­-116, March, 1990.
  • Gamkrelidze, Tamaz V.; Vjacheslav V. Ivanov (1995). Indo-European and the Indo-Europeans. Mouton de Gruyter. ISBN 3-11-014728-9.