A. J. Greimas

Marie-Eve Ritz (University of Western Australia)
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Algirdas Julius Greimas was born in Tula (Russia) on March 9, 1917. His parents were Lithuanian, and returned to their home country after Lithuania declared its independence in 1918. Greimas completed his secondary schooling at the

Rygiškių Jonas

High School in Marijampole and graduated in 1934. He then studied law at Kaun’s

Vytautas Magnus

University and obtained a grant from the Lithuanian Ministry of Education to study in France. There, he obtained a degree in letters, after studying language and dialectology in Grenoble, a period during which he also became interested in the Middle Ages. This interest led him to conduct some research on Franco-Provençale dialectology under the supervision of A. Durafour. At this point, he was planning to pursue a doctorate on the pre-Celtic…

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Citation: Ritz, Marie-Eve. "A. J. Greimas". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 02 December 2007 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=1873, accessed 13 April 2024.]

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