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Illustration for news: The School of Linguistics hosted a series of lectures on the foundations of language evolution by the member of Linguistic Convergence Laboratory Damian Blasi

The School of Linguistics hosted a series of lectures on the foundations of language evolution by the member of Linguistic Convergence Laboratory Damian Blasi

From February 4 to March 20, the School of Linguistics hosted a series of lectures on the foundations of language evolution. The course was read by Damian Blasi, the member of Linguistic Convergence Laboratory, an author and co-author of works on fundamental problems in creole linguistics, linguistic symbolism and the history of linguistic diversity. In his lectures Damian Blasi considered both the main aspects of the theory of the language evolution, as well as more narrow topics, such as the structure of animal communication systems and their differences from human language, the time of the speech appearance in humans, biological and genetic foundations of language ability, multilingualism, and models of linguistic evolution. 

Illustration for news: An article by members of the Linguistic Convergence Laboratory was published in the journal “Language variation and change”

An article by members of the Linguistic Convergence Laboratory was published in the journal “Language variation and change”

From a northern village to an academic article, or How many linguists do you need to describe variation in Russian dialect?

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.