Olesya Khanina

Department: Typology and areal linguistics

Rank: Research Fellow

PhD: 2005 (Moscow State University), MA: 2002 (Moscow State University)

E-mail: olesya.khanina AT gmail.com

Key words: descriptive linguistics and language documentation, language contact, corpus linguistics, languages of Siberia, endangered languages, Enets, typology

Languages:  Uralic (Samoyedic, in particular), Turkic

 

I specialize in Uralic languages, languages of Siberia, language documentation, and linguistic typology. I am interested in corpus-based approach to typology and language documentation. Currently I am preparing a corpus-based pan-dialectal grammar of Enets (Uralic, Samoyedic) and finalizing an electronic corpus of this language; I also work on a sound dictionary of Enets.

Since April 2017, I am leading a research group on language contact in the circumpolar region. Description of the project with a list of upcoming events can be found here.

 

Projects:

Dynamics of language contact in the circumpolar region (Russian Science Foundation, 17-18-01649, 2017-2019, PI)

Typologically informed description of Enets syntax (Russian Foundation for Basic Research, 17-34-01068, 2017-2019, PI)

Information system for description of minor languages of the world. Description of endangered Altaic and Uralic languages of Russia (Russian Science Foundation 15-18-00044, 2015-2017, project member)

Academia.edu page: https://iling-ran.academia.edu/OlesyaKhanina

 

Academic experience

June 2015 – now: Institute of Linguistics, Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow, Russia)

Research fellow

July 2011 – April 2013: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (Leipzig, Germany)

Part-time support of work on Enets text corpus

July 2011 – May 2015: maternity leave with two children

February 2008 – July 2011: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (Leipzig, Germany)

Post-doctoral fellow

May 2007 – January 2008: University of Edinburgh (Edinburgh, United Kingdom)

British Academy Visiting Fellow

April, 2006 – March 2007: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (Leipzig, Germany)

Post-doctoral fellow

January, 2005 – June, 2005: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (Leipzig, Germany)

Visiting PhD student

September, 2002 – December, 2005: Moscow State University, Philological Faculty, Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics (Moscow, Russia)

Doctoral student

 

Teaching

2007, 2008: University of Edinburgh, Department of Linguistics and English Language

                Lecturer: Typological introduction to languages of Siberia

2006: University of Leipzig, Department of Linguistics

                Lecturer: Languages of Siberia (co-taught with Bernard Comrie)

 

Extended linguistic fieldwork

                2005, 2008, 2010: Enets (Uralic, Samoyedic), PI

                2003, 2004, 2005: Tundra Nenets (Uralic, Samoyedic), Fieldwork Assistant

                2002, 2004: Balkar (Turkic), Fieldwork Assistant

                2001: Chuvash (Turkic), Fieldwork Assistant

                1999, 2000: Mishar Tatar (Turkic), Fieldwork Assistant

 

Selected publications

Articles in peer-reviewed journals

In English:

1. How universal is wanting? Studies in Language 32-4. 2008, 818-865.

2. Reply to Goddard and Wierzbicka. Studies in Language 34-1. 2010, 124–130.

3. Choice of case in cross-reference markers: Forest Enets non-finite forms. Finnisch-Ugrische Mitteilungen 37. 2013, 31-44. (co-authored with Andrey Shluinsky)

4. A rare type of benefactive construction: evidence from Enets. Linguistics 52-6. 2014, 1391-1431. (co-authored with Andrey Shluinsky)

5. Digital resources for Enets: a descriptive linguist’s view. 2017. To appear in a special issue on Uralic computational linguistics of Acta Linguistica Hungarica.

In progress:

1. A case-study in historical sociolinguistics beyond Europe: reconstructing patterns of multilingualism of a language community in Siberia. Submitted to Journal of Historical Sociolinguistics (co-authored with Miriam Meyerhoff)

2. Competing ditransitive constructions in Enets. Submitted to Folia Linguistica. (co-authored with Andrey Shluinsky)

3. Dealing with phonetic and phonological variation in the field: Problems and solutions from Enets fieldwork. Submitted to Language documentation and conservation.

4. A corpus-based study of intransitive verbs. Submitted to Zeitschrift für Sprachwissenschaft. (co-authored with Andrey Shluinsky)

In Russian:

6. Opyt opisanija semantičeskoj zony želanija i sredstv ee vyraženija (na materiale čuvashskogo jazyka) [Essay of desiderative semantic zone and its expression (based on Chuvash)], Vestnik MGU, Filologija 5 [Working Papers of Moscow State University, Philology 5]. 2003, 101-116.

7. Želanie: kognitivno-funkcionalnyj portret [Desire: a cognitive-functional portrait], Voprosy jazykoznanija 4. [Linguistic Inquiry 4]. 2004, 136-169.

8. Odin tekst na tundrovom dialekte èneckogo jazyka i ego lingvističeskij razbor [One text in Tundra Enets and its linguistic analysis], in Natal’ja B. Koškareva (guest ed.), Naučnyj vestnik Jamalo-Neneckogo avtonomnogo okruga 6-58. Ural’skie jazyki Severa Sibiri [Working Papers of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area 6-58. Uralic languages of the North of Siberia]. Salexard 2008, 139-147.

9. Èmfatičeskie otricatel'nye glagoly v èneckom jazyke [Emphatic negative verbs in Enets]. Vestnik Tomskogo gosudarstvennogo pedagogičeskogo universiteta 116-1 [Working Papers of Tomsk State Pedagogical University 116-1]. 2012, 115-121. (co-authored with Andrey Shluinsky)

10. Imperativnye formy v èneckom jazyke [Enets imperative forms]. Acta Linguistica Petropolitana (Trudy Instituta lingvističeskih issledovanij RAN) XI-2. Jazykovoe raznoobrazie v Rossijskoj Federacii[Acta Linguistica Petropolitana (Transactions of the Institute for Linguistic Studies RAS) XI-2. Linguisticdiversity in Russian Federation]. 2015. 610-626. (co-authored with Andrey Shluinsky)

11. Sočinitel'nye strategii èneckogo jazyka [Coordination strategies in Enets]. Uralo-Altaic Studies 21, 2016, 131-148.

12. Eneckij perfekt: diskursivnye upotreblenija u èvidencial’no-admirativnogo perfekta [Enets Perfect: discourse uses of an evidential-admirative perfect]. Acta Linguistica Petropolitana (Trudy Instituta lingvističeskih issledovanij RAN) XII-2. Issledovanija po teorii grammatiki. Vypusk 7: Tipologija perfekta. [Acta Linguistics Petropolitana (Transactions of the Institute for Linguistic Studies RAS) XII-2. Studies in Grammar Theory, Issue 7: Typology of pefect.]. 2016, 425-474. (co-authored with Andrey Shluinsky)

In progress:

1. Korpus i èlektronnyj slovar’ èneckogo jazyka: vozmožnosti cifrovyh tehnologij [Enets corpus and electronic dictionary: perspectives of digital technologies]. Submitted to Uralo-Altaic Studies.

 

Articles in edited volumes

In English:

1. Intransitive split in Tundra Nenets, or how much semantics can hide behind syntactic alignment? in Wichmann, Søren and Donohue,Mark (eds.), The Typology of Semantic Alignment Systems. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2007, 162-196.

2. Finite structures in Forest Enets subordination: a case study of language change under strong Russian influence, in Edward J. Vaida (ed.), Subordination and Coordination Strategies in North Asian Languages. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 2008, 63-75. (co-authored with Andrey Shluinsky)

3. The symbiosis of descriptive linguistics and typology: A case study of desideratives, in Epps, Patience and Arkhipov, Alexandre (eds.), New Challenges in Typology: Transcending the Borders and Refining the Distinctions. Berlin, New York: Mouton de Gruyter. 2009, 199-220.

4. Tundra and Forest Enets. in Abondolo, Daniel & Valijärvi, Riitta-Liisa (eds.). The Uralic languages, 2nd edition. London and New York: Routledge. In prep. for 2018. (co-authored with Andrey Shluinsky)

 

In Russian:

5. Deziderativnye konstrukcii v jazykah mira [Desiderative constructions in languages of the world], in Aktual’nye problemy filologičeskoj nauki: vzgljad novogo pokolenija. Doklady studentov i aspirantov filologičeskogo fakul’teta MGU imeni M.V.Lomonosova. Vyp. 2. [Topical problems of philological research: view of the new generation. Papers by graduate students of Philological Faculty of Lomonosov Moscow State University. Issue 2]. Moscow: Moscow State University. 2003, 274-292.

6. Dezederativ i realnost’ [Desiderative and reality], in Lander Ju.A., Plungian V.A., Urmanchieva A.Ju. (eds.). Irrealis and irrealnostj. [Irrealis and irreality]Moscow: Gnozis. 2004, 414-429. (with English abstract)

7. Konstrukcii s grammatikalizovannym konverbom glagola reči [Constructions with grammaticalized converb of speech verb], in Lyutikova E.A., Kazenin K.I., Tatevosov S.G., Solovyev V.D. (eds.). Misharskij dialekt tatarskogo jazyka. Ocherki po sintaksisu i semantike. [Mishar dialect of Tatar. Essays on syntax and semantics]. Kazan. 2007, 126-140.

8. Internet-sajty, posv’aš’ennye minoritarnym jazykam: zarubežnyj opyt [Web-sites devoted to minority languages: foreign experience], in Jazykovoe raznoobrazie v kiber-prostranstve: rossijskij i zarubežnyj opyt. (Rossijskij komitet programmy UNESCO “Informacija dl’a vsex”) [Linguistic diversity in ciber-space: Russian and foreign experience (Russian committee of the UNESCO program “Information for all”)]. Moscow: Mežrigionalnyj centr bibliotečnogo sotrudničestva. 2008, 96-103.

Available at http://www.ifapcom.ru/files/publications/yaz_raznoobr_sb.pdf

9. Jadernye padeži suščestvitel'nyx v èneckom jazyke: v poiskax adekvatnogo opisanija [Core cases in Enets: a search for an appropriate description]. In: Agranat, Tatiana, et al. (eds.). Lingvističeskij bespredel – 2.  [Festschrift for Ariadna Kuznecova]. Moscow: Izdatel'stvo Moskovskogo universiteta. 2013, 76-94. (co-authored with Andrey Shluinsky)

10. Pr’amoj objekt v èneckom jazyke: objektnoe soglasovanie glagola [Direct object in Enets: verbal object cross-reference], in Lyutikova E.A., Zimmerling A.V., Konoshenko M.B. (eds.). Tipologija morfosintaksičeskih parametrov: materialy mezhdunarodnoj konferencii  “Tipologija morfosintaksičeskih parametrov” [Typology of morphosyntactic parameters: materials of the international conference “Typology of morphosyntactic parameters”], Issue 2. Moscow, 2015, 392-410. (co-authored with Andrey Shluinsky)

11. Eneckij jazyk [The Enets language], in Mikhaljchenko V.Ju. (ed.). Jazyk i obščestvo. Enciklopedija [Language and society. Encyclopedia.]. Moscow: Azbukovnik. 2016, 588-593. (co-authored with Andrey Shluinsky)

 

Reviews

In English:

1. Review on “Preferred Argument Function. Grammar as architecture for function” by John W. Du Bois, Lorraine E. Kumpf, William J. Ashby (eds.) (Amsterdam, Philadelphia: John Benjamins. 2003), in LinguistList. 28 June 2004. http://linguistlist.org/issues/15/15-1982.html

2. Review on “A Grammar of Moseten” by Jeanette Sakel (Berlin, New York: Mouton de Gruyter), in LinguistList.  29 April 2005. http://linguistlist.org/issues/16/16-1245.html

 

In Russian:

3. Review on “Subordination” by Sonia Cristofaro (Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2003), in Voprosy jazykoznanija 2. [Linguistic Inquiry 2]. 2005.

4. Review on  “Enets” by Irina P. Sorokina (Saint-Petersburg: Nauka. 2010), in Uralic-Altaic Studies 1-4. 2011. (co-authored with Andrey Shluinsky)

 

Recent conference presentations [each with a downloadable pdf file]

1. Conference commemorating Ariadna I. Kuznecova, March 2017 (Moscow, Russia)

"Samoyedic object cross-reference: new evidence from Enets" (with Andrey Shluinsky)

2.  Workshop ‘Information structure and discourse in the minority languages of the Russian Federation’ at Language Documentation and Linguistic Theory 5, December 2016 (London, UK)

"On focus in Enets"

3. Seminar on Fenno-Ugric Computational Linguistics organized by FIN-CLARIN, September 2016 (Helsinki, Finland)

"Description of Enets fed by multimedia dictionary and digital corpus"

4. The 6th international conference on samoyedology, September 2016 (Moscow, Russia)

"Description of Enets phonology: effective use of an extensive data set"

5. The annual meeting of Societas Linguistica Europeana, August 2016 (Naples, Italy)

"Russian lexical items in Enets speech: established borrowings, incipient borrowings, code-mixing, and code-switching" (with Andrey Shluinsky)

"Description of Enets phonology: effective use of an extensive data set" (with Andrey Shluinsky)

6. Institute for Linguistics, Russian Academy of Sciences, April 2016 (Moscow, Russia)

"Corpus research of minor languages"