Dr. of Philology

Department of Asian and African languages

Born in 1972


Graduated from the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics at the Russian State University for the Humanities in 1996. Passed the MA exams at the University of California in Berkeley in 1999, defended a Ph.D. thesis at the University of Chicago in 2008. Defended the Russian degree of Candidate of Science with the dissertation "Problems of Sogdian Etymology" in 2009. Defended the Russian degree of Doctor of Science with the dissertation "Status of the Luwian Language in the multinational Bronze Age Anatolia" in 2016. Worked as a visiting scholar at the Academy of Sciences of Berlin and Brandenburg, University of Oxford and University of Marburg.

Ilya Yakubovich is a linguist and philologist, specialist in the comparative grammar of the Indo-European languages, paleo-sociolinguistics, Anatolian and Iranian Philology. He is the author of more than 100 academic publications, including two monographs. He considers himself a member of the Moscow school of comparative linguistics. For more details, one can consult his website at

Ilya Yakubovich is a member of the Indogermanische Gesellschaft since 2000. He is also a member of the editorial boards of Journal of Language Relationship (Moscow) and Aramazd / Armenian Journal of Near Eastern Studies (Yerevan)

Ilya Yakubovich
in RINC database

Articles in RINC: 39

Citations in RINC: 81

Hirsh Index: 3