Articles / Ariste, Paul, (1905-1990), a scholar

Ariste, Paul, (1905-1990), a scholar

Subject / Ethnic culture/Personnel
Subject / Ethnic culture//
Subject / Ethnic culture//

Paul Ariste (1905-1990) was a linguist, ethnographer, Doctor of Philology (1939), academician of the Academy of Science of Estonian SSR (1954). In 1927 he changed his surname Berg for Estonian one - Ariste (by the name of the village and gulf of Ariste). He studied in the Tartu University (1925-29) under the philologist-Slavist P.Arumaa. He worked in the university library, the Estonian National Museum, the Estonian Folk Archives. In the period from 1932 to 1933 he worked on probation abroad. Since 1933 he woked as a lecturer of the Tartu University. In May 1945 - May 1946 he was arrested on political charge. In 1944 he became a head of the department of the Estonian and Finno-Ugric languages, from 1946 to 1977 he worked as a head of the department of the Finno-Ugric languages of the Tartu University. Ariste's works are devoted to the problems of general Finno-Ugric linguistics, the Estonian language (including experimental and historical studing Estonian phonetics and phonology). Ariste studied the Votic, Izhorian, Livonian languages; was occupied with collecting field material in the area of inhabitant of the Votes in the Leningrad Oblast, made the grammar of the Votic language (1948). Ariste trained some specialists-philologists for science centres in the Finno-Ugric regions of the USSR. He was a Doctor of the universities of Helsinki (1969), Szeged (Hungary, 1971), Tampere (1975), Latvia (1989), a honorary member of the Finno-Ugric Science Society (Finland), the Academies of Science of Hungary (1967) and Finland (1980), a member of the American Linguistic Society. In 1964 he founded the journal "Sovetskoe finno-ugrovedenye" ("Soviet Finno-Ugric Science") (since 1990 it has been called «Linguistica Uralica»), and in the period from 1964 to 1990 he was the main editor of the journal. His works are: Forming the Baltic-Finnic Languages and the Oldest Period of their Developing // Issues of the Ethnic History of Estonian People. Tallin, 1956. Pages 5-27; Vadja kiele grammatika. Tartu, 1948 (A grammar of the Votic language // Indiana University Publications. Uralic and Altaic Series. Bloomington: Indiana University, 1968. Vol. 68); Vadja rahvakalender. Tallinn, 1969.

Chistyakov, Anton Yuryevich

Ariste, Paul
Arumaa, Peter

Мосин М. В. Пауль Аристэ (памяти учителя) // Вестник Мордовского университета. 1990. № 2., С.55-57

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Vod (Votes)