Prominent linguist Miryusif Mirbabayev’s 130th anniversary celebrated + Photo Nov 20, 2019 | 17:49 / Conferences, assemblies

On November 20, Institute of Linguistics named after Nasimi of ANAS held a round table dedicated to the 130th anniversary of the prominent Azerbaijani linguist Miryusif Mirbabayev.

The event was opened by the director of the institute academician Mohsun Naghisoylu, who spoke about the life and scientific activities of the scientist and noted that M. Mirbabayev received his first education at the Russian-Tatar School and Gymnasium in Yerevan, and then in 1916 graduated from the Faculty of Law at Moscow University. He worked as a scientific secretary at the Institute of Dictionary of the Azerbaijan Branch of the USSR Academy of Sciences in 1938-1941, and since 1945 played an important role in the formation of the newly created Institute of Linguistics of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR and was elected its first director.

Reminding that Mirbabayev wrote a fundamental thesis on the “Influence of the Azerbaijani language on the Armenian language”, academic said that the historical facts prove the Turkish origin of the Armenian surnames. In addition, M. Mirbabayev was awarded the Stalin Prize as the first linguist in 1948 for his four-volume Russian-Azerbaijani Dictionary, published in 1940-1946.

Saying that the scientist provides important services in the field of training highly qualified staff, M. Naghisoylu stressed that M. Mirbabayev's works will be republished.

Later, Dr. Philology Professor Ismayil Mammadli's lecture on “Miryusif Mirbabayev’s role in the development of Azerbaijani dictionary”, Dr. Philology Professor Ismayil Kazimov's "Life and Creativity of Miryusif Mirbabayev" and Dr. Philology Professor Shafag Alibayli’s lecture on “Persian-Azerbaijani-Russian dictionary” were listened.

Finally, scientist's grandson Miryusif Mirbabayev thanked the organizers and participants of the event on behalf of his family.

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