Сергей Иванович Ожегов
Today’s the search engine Google has shared an interactive doodle celebrating the 120th birthday of Sergey Ozhegov and remembering him for mapping the uncharted territory of the Russian linguistic landscape.
Автор выдержавшего множество изданий «Словаря русского языка».
Серге́й Ива́нович Óжегов — советский лингвист, лексикограф, доктор филологических наук, профессор.
Sergey Ivanovich Ozhegov (Russian: Серге́й Ива́нович О́жегов;) was born on this day on 22nd september, 1990 in the western Russian village of Kamennoe. He was a Russian linguist, lexicographer, professor, and author. He published one of the first-ever Russian dictionaries, the “Dictionary of the Russian Language,” which is still said up as a standard of Russian linguistics today.
In 1935–1940, Ozhegov contributed to Dmitry Ushakov’s four-volume explanatory dictionary of the Russian language. His main piece of work, the Dictionary of the Russian Language (“Слова́рь ру́сского языка́”), as updated and modified by Natalia Shvedova, is the most broadly used reference for the Russian language today.
After graduation, Ozhegov passed down his expertise as a lettered university professor and spent years honing his early ideas into his magnum opus: the “Dictionary of the Russian Language.”
Ozhegov also ran the Russian Language Institute as part of the Russian Academy of Sciences to supervise and direct on the correct spelling, grammar and pronunciation of the Russian language. His work was widely documented in the Soviet Union and he was rendered burial at the Novodevichy Cemetery.
Thank you, Sergey Ozhegov, for mapping the uncharted territory of the Russian linguistic landscape.
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