The Institute of Linguistics, Russian Academy of Sciences

The Institute of Linguistics was founded in 1950 and is one of the oldest linguistic institutes in country.

Main domains of research

  • language theory, linguistic typology, comparative linguistics;
  • Romance, Germanic, Celtic, African, Turkic, Mongolian, Iranian, Caucasian, Finno-Ugric and Asian languages;
  • grammars of endangered languages; 
  • areal linguistics and ethnolinguistics;
  • sociolinguistics;
  • psycholinguistics;
  • computational linguistics;
  • lexicography
  • logical analysis of language;
  • experimental phonetics and semantics;
  • translation theory.

The management

Director, Head of the Senate

Andrej A. Kibrik, DPhil                                                           

Scientific Deputy Directors

Andrey V. Sideltsev, Ph.D.                                                           

Andrey Shluinsky, Ph.D.

Service Deputy Director

Viktor N. Perley

Scientific Secretary

Vladimir I. Karpov, Ph.D. (send e-mail)


  • Department of theoretical and applied linguistics
  • Department of psycholinguistics
  • Department of Ural-Altaic languages (see also: Ural-Altaic Studies, Scientific Journal)
    • Department of Finno-Ugric languages
  • Department of Caucasuan languages (e-mail: kavkaz [at]
    • Atlas Linguarum Europae (ALE) Group
  • Department of Indo-European languages
    • Department of Iranian languages
    • Department of Germanic languages (e-mail: german [at]
    • Department of Celtic and Anatolian languages
    • Department of Romance languages
  • Department of sociolinguistics (e-mail: socioling [at]
  • Department of African languages (e-mail: africa [at]
  • Department of typology and areal linguistics
  • Department of comparative linguistics
  • Depatment of East Asian and Southeast Asian languages
  • Department of experimental speech research
  • Teaching department of foreign languages

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Mailing address: 1 bld. 1 Bolshoi Kislovsky lane, 125009 Moscow, Russian Federation
Phone: +7 495 690-35-85
Fax: +7 495 690-05-28

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