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

   professor Valery Z. Demyankov, DPhil (send e-mail)
   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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