Raimund Genrichowitsch Piotrowski

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Raimund Genrichowitsch Piotrowski ( Russian Райму́нд (Раймо́нд) Ге́нрихович Пиотро́вский , also written by Rajmund G. Piotrowski ; born August 17, 1922 in Rubischne , Ukrainian SSR ; † August 4, 2009 in Saint Petersburg , Russia ) was a Soviet linguist and mathematical linguist . The Piotrowski law , the law of language change in quantitative linguistics , is named after him. Together with Anna A. Piotrowskaja, he was the first to attempt a mathematical modeling of language change processes. He held a professorship at the State Pedagogical Heart University of St. Petersburg .

Piotrovsky's grave is in the Smolensk Cemetery in Saint Petersburg.


  • with Piotrowskaja, AA: Matematičeskie modeli diachronii i tekstoobrazovanija . In: Statistica reči i avtomatičeskij analiz teksta , Leningrad: Nauka 1974, 361-400. This contribution is the starting point for the development of the Piotrowski law .
  • with Reinhard Köhler , Gabriel Altmann (eds.): Quantitative Linguistics / Quantitative Linguistics. Walter de Gruyter, 2005, ISBN 3-11019-414-7 , 1055 pages, ( limited preview in the Google book search)
  • with KB Bektaev, AA Piotrowskaja: Mathematical Linguistics. Translated by A. Falk. Brockmeyer, Bochum 1985. ISBN 3-88339-453-X .
  • with AN Popeskul, MS Chažinskaja, NP Rachubo: Automatic vocabulary analysis . Brockmeyer, Bochum 1985. ISBN 3-88339-459-9 .
  • with M. Lesohin, K. Lukjanenkov: Introduction of Elements of Mathematics to Linguistics. Brockmeyer, Bochum 1990. ISBN 3-88339-833-0 .
  • with L. Hoffmann: Contributions to language statistics. VEB Verlag Enzyklopädie, Leipzig 1979.

Further bibliographical information can be found in the Russian Wikipedia.

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  1. ^ Roman Mazurkiewicz: Rajmund Piotrowski (17 VIII 1922 - 4 VIII 2009) Rocznik Polskiej Akademii Umiejętności. Rok 2014/2015, pp. 250-253.