Prof. Dr. phil. Dr. h. c. mult.

Thomas V. Gamkrelidze

Thomas V. Gamkrelidze

Corresponding Member of the Division of Humanities and the Social Sciences abroad since 1983

  • Orientalisches Institut der Georgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften


Research Areas:

  • Linguistics and Literature
  • Oriental studies
  • Comparative linguistics



Selected Memberships:

  • Linguistic Society of America, Washington, DC
  • British Academy
  • Russische Akademie der Wissenschaften
  • Sächsische Akademie der Wissenschaft
  • National Academy of Sciences, USA
  • Academia Europaea
  • Ungarische Akademie der Wissenschaften

Selected Prizes:

  • Leninpreis (USSR)
  • Humboldt-Forschungspreis
  • Ivane Javakhishvili-Prize of the Tbilisi State University
  • President of the "11th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences", Tallinn, Estonia
  • Editor-in-Chief of the USSR Academy of Sciences Journal “Voprosy Jazykoznanija”

Selected Publications:

  • Gamkrelidze, Thomas V. et al. (2008) A Course in Theoretical Linguistics (georgisch)., 2. Aufl.; Tiflis: Tbilisi Univ. Press.
  • Gamkrelidze, Thomas V. (2006) Selected Writings: Linguistic Sign, Typology, and Language Reconstruction. In Reihe: Innsbrucker Beiträge zur Sprachwissenschaft, 122; Innsbruck: Inst. für Sprachen u. Literaturen d. Univ. Innsbruck, Abt. Sprachwiss. (207 Seiten).
  • Gamkrelidze, Thomas V.; Ivanov, Vjacheslav V. (1995) Indo-European and the Indo-Europeans. A Reconstruction and Historical Analysis of a Proto-Language and a Proto-Culture (2 vols.). In Reihe: Trends in linguistics: Studies and monographs, 80; Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter.
  • Gamkrelidze, Thomas V. (1994) Alphabetic Writing and the Old Georgian Script. A Typology and Provenience of Alphabetic Writing Systems. In Reihe: Anatolian and Caucasian studies; Delmar/New York: Caravan Books (102 Seiten).
  • Gamkrelidze, Thomas V.; Machavariani, Givi (1982) Sonantensystem und Ablaut in den Kartvelsprachen. In Reihe: Ars linguistica, 10; Tübingen: Narr (160 Seiten).