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V. I. ABAEV

V. ABAEV, Linguist; specialist in Iranian languages.

Career

  • Does research on Ancient Persian and Ancient and Modern Ossetian, the latter being his mother tongue. Formulated “theory of ideosemantics and technicalization” and tried vainly to reconcile Marr’s “new theory of Language” with the comparative historical approach to linguistics. 1961 publicly criticized Marr’s researches.

Religion

Religious edicts impose irrational rules on people’s behaviour.

Views

The role of the individual as a member of a collective is more important than the individual.

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