From the history of the Georgian–Latvian scientific collaboration: George Akhvlediani and Jānis Endzelīns
Keywords: George Akhvlediani, Jānis Endzelīns, Georgia, Latvia, linguistics
Language: In English

Academician George Akhvlediani (1887–1973) was a great Georgian scholar, who worked in several branches of linguistics. To his pen belong major studies in general linguistics, general and experimental phonetics, logopedics, Indo-European and Kartvelian languages. A man of broad social interests, he took an active part in the foundation of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. Several pedagogical institutes in Georgia were also established with his active participation. He had intensive scientific collaboration and friendly relationship with the prominent Latvian linguist, academician Jānis Endzelīns (1873–1961). A clear demonstration of this is their correspondence. The five letters of Jānis Endzelīns, sent to George Akhvlediani are preserved in the Museum of Ivane Javakhishvili, Tbilisi State University.