Master-class by Marina Raskladkina, Researcher at the Institute of Linguistics of the Russian Academy of Sciences
On February 5, first-year students of the Master programme "Language policy in the context of ethnocultural diversity" took the opportunity to attend a series of lectures by Marina Raskladkina, Candidate of Political Sciences, member of the RSF project "Dynamics of linguistic contact in the circumpolar North" at the Institute of Linguistics and member of research group "Linguistic and sociocultural research in Alaska.
The first lecture was devoted to the role of statistics in reflecting the language situation of the region on the example of Alaska. The lecturer gave a brief overview of the history of the state of Alaska, and then went on to describe in detail the results of the census of the population of the region in various historical periods in terms of language policy.
At the second lecture, Master students learned about a sociolinguistic interview is and how it should be conducted. This topic was particularly relevant for many students, as they were actively working on coursework, and it was the interview that proved to be the most popular method of research.
Master-classes with other researchers are planning to be be held in our Master's programme as often as possible. Such kind of events are helping Master students to expand their horizons in the field of sociolinguistics and language policy and to determine the topics of their future researches.