Mikhail Egorovich Alekseev

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Mikhail Egorovich Alekseev
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Mikhail Alekseev in 2009
Born(1949-10-24)24 October 1949
Mytishchi
Died 23 May 2014(2014-05-23) (aged 64)
Ufa
Nationality Russian
Alma mater Moscow State University
Known for work in Nakh-Daghestanian languages
Scientific career
Fields linguistics
Institutions Institute of Linguistics
Doctoral advisor Georgy Klimov
Influences Alexander Kibrik

Mikhail Egorovich Alekseev (Russian: Михаи́л Его́рович Алексе́ев) (24 October 1949, in Mytishchi 23 May 2014, in Ufa) was a Soviet and Russian linguist specializing in Nakh-Daghestanian languages.

Russian language East Slavic language

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Mytishchi Town in Moscow Oblast, Russia

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Ufa City in Bashkortostan, Russia

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Alekseev was the vice-director of the Institute of Linguistics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and the head of its section on Caucasian languages.

Institute of Linguistics of the Russian Academy of Sciences research institute in Moscow, Russia

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He studied linguistics at Moscow State University with Aleksandr E. Kibrik, taking part in several field trips to Pamir and Daghestanian languages. He defended his dissertation in 1975, supervised by Georgiy A. Klimov, on "The problem of the affective/experiential sentence construction".

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Alekseev's later contributions mostly concerned the historical-comparative study of Daghestanian languages. He was a close colleague and collaborator of Sergei A. Starostin.

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