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‘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.

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 of HSE.

FAQ: Bilingualism

FAQ: Bilingualism
The subject of bilingualism, with its attendant pros and cons, has been surrounded by myths. This Card File is based on a series of lectures by Irina Dubinina, Associate Professor at Brandeis University, discussing the phenomenon of bilingualism, its impact on the human brain, and whether it is possible to raise a bilingual child in the Russian context.

Lecture Series Explores Communicative Supertypes, Russian as a Reality-Oriented Language, and Language & Culture

On March 19 and 22, Per Durst-Andersen, professor in the Department of Management, Society and Communication at Copenhagen Business School, gave three lectures at the Higher School of Economics on topics that fall under his current research interests, which focus largely on cognitive linguistics; communicative and linguistic typology; language, culture and identity; semiotics; and the philosophy of science. A well-known expert in cross-cultural pragmatics and specialist in business communication, Professor Durst-Andersen delivered the lectures as part of the ‘Language in the Universe of Culture: Russian Communicative Style’ course.

Documenting a West Circassian dialect in Israel

From October 25 to November 1 2017, Yury Lander and Irina Bagirokova spent over a week in Israel, documenting a West Circassian dialect.

Launch of the Website of the Atlas of Multilingualism of Daghestan

Employees of the international 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.

International Linguistic Convergence Laboratory Holds Grant Competition for Creating Spoken Language Corpora

From May 30th to June 25th the International Linguistic Convergence Laboratory organized a grant competition for creating spoken language corpora, specifically aimed at regional varieties of Russian in areas of intenstive contact with other languages, dialects of Russian and other languages spoken in Russia and former republics of the Soviet Union. The organizer of the event and the head of the laboratory Nina Dobrushina talks about the goals of the event and why recording spoken language is important.

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.

HSE School of Linguistics Book on Animal Sounds Published by University of Provence

The book ‘Verba sonandi: Représentation linguistique des cris d'animaux’ edited by Ekaterina Rakhilina, Head of HSE School of Linguistics, has been published by the Publications de l'Université de Provence. 

RusVectōrēs: A Yearly Report

RusVectōrēs is a web service for distributional semantics created at the School of Linguistics. The service allows users to play with distributional semantic models (a.k.a. word embeddings) right in the browser. Last year, several new features were added. Find out more about the service and its functionality.