Olga Sozinova at University of Tromsø Conference
On January 22-23 Norway’s University of Tromsø held the ‘Norwegian Graduate Student Conference in Linguistics and Philology (NoSLiP),’ organized by the Norwegian Graduate Researcher School in Linguistics and Philology.
The paper I presented was called ‘Corpus Research on the Variation of the Reflexive Postfix -sja in the Russian Subdialect of the Ustja River Basin’ and was based on an expedition report from a trip to the Arkhangelsk region in early summer 2014.
There were four invited speakers among the 36 presenters: Eystein Dahl (UiT), Dag Haug (UiO), Kenneth Hyltenstam (Stockholm University), and Nivedita Mani (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen). The papers submitted by undergraduate and graduate students were divided into various categories based on themes such as Germanics, phonology, psycholinguistics, and sociolinguistics. In addition, HSE student Alexandra Kozhukhar participated in the poster session with her work ‘Pronoun sawi and its Functions in Dargwa Mehweb.’
This was my first time participating in a linguistics conference, and I can say that this experience was extremely successful. I enjoyed the friendly and comfortable atmosphere of the university, and I was able to meet master’s and post-graduate linguistics students from difference countries. I also got to shake hands with the head of the linguistics department at the University of Tromsø. It was interesting seeing how graduate students from different corners of the world study. There were presenters from countries like Mexico, Brazil, Spain, Great Britain, and others.
It was also great that our students studying abroad in Tromsø (Ivan Levin, Svetlana Pavlova, and Vasilisa Andriyanets) came to support me. And of course I cannot forget that I saw a real polar night and even caught a glimpse of the Northern Lights.
Bachelor’s student in Fundamental and Applied Linguistics