Kartsevsky Sergey Iosifovich
Kartsevsky Sergey Iosifovich (1884-1955), Russian linguist. Born August 28, 1884 in Tobolsk. In 1903 he received a teacher’s diploma and worked for two years as a teacher in the provinces, and then as director of the city library in Nizhny Novgorod. Joined the Socialist Revolutionary Party.
In 1920 he left Russia and taught at the University of Strasbourg. In 1923 he moved to Prague, where he created the magazine Russian School Abroad. In 1923 his book “Language, War and Revolution” (Berlin, 1923) was published, in 1927 in Prague – the book “Système du verbe russe: Essai de linguistique synchronique” in 1928 in Moscow the third book “Refresher course of the Russian language “. During the Prague period, Kartsevsky became one of the founders of the Prague Linguistic Circle.
In 1938 Kartsevsky moved to Geneva, where he became a professor at the University of Geneva. Initiator of the creation (1940) and vice-president (1941-1950) of the Geneva Linguistic Society.
Kartsevsky died in Geneva on November 7, 1955.