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Master’s Programme 'Linguistic Theory and Language Description'

The Linguistic Theory and Language Description Master’s programme trains students in methods of linguistic analysis and the interdisciplinary study of language and language documentation. The focus is on Russian linguistics, sociolinguistics, and typologically-informed language description. Students gain hands-on experience through field projects especially – but not exclusively – in Russia. The programme is taught by members of HSE’s School of Linguistics, which conducts research on Russian sign language and cooperates with the Laboratory of Neurolinguistics, the Laboratory of the Languages of the Caucasus, and the recently created Laboratory of Language Convergence.
 

2 years
Full-time Programme
195 000 –
390 000 RUB/year
Tuition Fee in 2020
Russian government and HSE scholarships and tuition fee waivers available
ENG
Instruction in English

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Illustration for news: ‘We Have Not Yet Fully Understood How Languages ​​Work, and We Are Already Losing 90% of Their Diversity’

‘We Have Not Yet Fully Understood How Languages ​​Work, and We Are Already Losing 90% of Their Diversity’

Why might a grandmother and her grandson not understand each other? Why would linguists want to go to Dagestan? Is it possible to save the less commonly spoken languages of small nations and Russian dialects? Nina Dobrushina, Head of the Linguistic Convergence Laboratory answered these questions in an interview with HSE News Service.

Illustration for news: Marianne Mithun at the School of Linguistics

Marianne Mithun at the School of Linguistics

On September 17 and 19, the HSE School of Linguistics had an honor to host Marianne Mithun, a prominent American linguist focusing on typology and indigenous languages of North America. Marianne has gracefully agreed to answer our questions about her research and her impression from HSE.

Ilya Chechuro Wins Research Prize

Ilya Chechuro took first prize in the HSE research paper competition for his paper, 'Quantitative Analysis of Pitch Movement in Spontaneous Speech of Regional Russian Native Speakers', which he wrote under the supervision of Olga Ljashevskaja. 

Typology and Formal Analyses of Comparative Constructions Across Languages

January 14, January 21, January 22

Illustration for news: 'I came here to teach, but I’ve actually learned more than I taught'

'I came here to teach, but I’ve actually learned more than I taught'

David Gil, a researcher at Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, talks about his parciticpation in TyLex summer school organised by HSE linguists. 

Illustration for news: «Now I can refer to the research conducted by Russian scholars»

«Now I can refer to the research conducted by Russian scholars»

TyLex — 2017 summer school on typology and lexicon gathered participants from al across the world. Shihong Zhou, a researcher at Beijing Normal University, shared his impression of the event in a short interview with the organizers of TyLex.

Website of the Atlas of Multilingualism of Daghestan Launched

Employees of the Linguistic Convergence Laboratory are working on an Atlas of Multilingualism of Daghestan. With support of the laboratory and the Collegium de Lyon a website was created recently, which can be used as a resource for the research of social and georgraphical particularities of multilingualism in Daghestan.

Illustration for news: 'HSE students are not content with knowing things — they immediately want to solve linguistic problems'

'HSE students are not content with knowing things — they immediately want to solve linguistic problems'

Guglielmo Cinque is a professor of linguistics at the University of Venice and one of the most well-known European generativists. Recently he paid a week-long visit the HSE School of linguistics, and now shares his impressions of our students and staff, as well as of this year's weather in Moscow.

Illustration for news: "Students at HSE have a good sense of linguistic diversity"

"Students at HSE have a good sense of linguistic diversity"

Yale postdoc Kevin Tang recently gave a talk at HSE on his research in experimental phonology. We talked to Kevin about his conversion from an engineer to a linguist and asked him how he liked the feedback he received from HSE students.

Lecturers of HSE School of Linguistics Held Day of Caucasian Languages in Lyon

Michael Daniel, Professor at the School of Linguistics and Nina Dobrushina, Head of the Linguistic Convergence Laboratory, spoke at Laboratoire Dynamique Du Langage.