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Russian Language Festival to Take Place on Red Square

Book Fair on Red Square, June 4, 2016, Moscow, Russia
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From May 31 to June 3, as part of the Red Square Book Fair, a Russian language festival will be held with the help of the HSE School of Philology.

Maria Rovinskaya, Deputy Head of the School of Philology and programme director of the festival, will deliver a lecture on May 31 on language borrowing (Small Stage, 1.30 – 2.30pm). Elena Arutyunova from RSUH will then conduct an Orthography Contest at the Lecture Centre from 5 to 6pm.

On June 2, from 10.30 to 11.30am, Maxim Krongauz, Alexander Piperski, and Anton Somin, employees of the HSE Laboratory of Linguistic Conflict Resolution Studies and Contemporary Communicative Practices, will speak about online conversations and present their internet language dictionary. Later on, Olga Severskaya, journalist and researcher at the Vinogradov Institute of Russian Language, will share her observations on the modern media language on the Small Stage from 3.30 to 4.30pm.

On the final day of the festival, June 3, Alexey Mikheev, editor-in-chief of the ‘21st Century Dictionaries’ website (Slovari XXI Veka), will present a new issue of his culturological dictionary ‘ Россия. Russia’ .From 11am to 12 pm, Vladimir Pakhomov, editor-in-chief at gramota.ru, will deliver a lecture focusing on myths around the Russian language. The festival will finish with a talk by Elina Streikmane, a Russian language teacher, on today’s pronunciation norms and the principles of orthoepic dictionaries.

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