The Institute of Linguistics (Russian Academy of Sciences) is pleased to announce the 8th conference “Language issues: a young scholars’ perspective”, which will be held online on 25–27 March 2021.
Abstracts on the following topics are welcome: theoretical linguistics, comparative studies, descriptive linguistics, typology, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics. We also invite you to take part in the thematic workshops.
Workshop 1: “Languages in the context of each other: grammatical phenomena caused by language contacts”
The main goal of the workshop is to bring together young researchers working on the problems of language contacts and, in particular, the issues of mutual grammatical influence of contacting languages. Works related to morphological and syntactic topics are welcome.
Workshop 2: “Field studies of the languages of Asia and Africa: methodology and specific problems”
Within the workshop, it is planned to discuss the problems and results of field documentation of the languages of Asia and Africa, including specific research problems as well as methodological fieldwork issues, such as the specifics of the particular “field”, the methods of collecting data, etc.
- A. A. Kibrik (Institute of Linguistics, RAS / Moscow State University)
- A. V. Sideltsev (Institute of Linguistics, RAS / Russian State University for Humanities)
- O. A. Kazakevich (Institute of Linguistics, RAS)
- A. A. Lopukhina (National Research University Higher School of Economics / V. V. Vinogradov Russian Language Institute, RAS)
We encourage young scholars to present the results of their work at the conference. Young scholars mainly include undergraduate, Master’s and PhD students studying linguistics. Submissions from ‘mature’ scholars under the age of 35 will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Young scholars are invited to present their research in the format of a 20-minute talk (followed by 10 minutes of discussion). All participants who have been accepted to present at the conference are entitled to submit a paper to the conference proceedings.
The official languages of the conference are Russian and English. Abstracts can be written in either language.
Application forms and anonymous abstracts should be submitted as two separate documents to email@example.com (in .doc, .docx or .rtf format; the application form is available here). We kindly ask you to indicate your surname in the subject line of the email. The abstract must be original and should not exceed 2000 characters (excluding abbreviations and references). Please make sure that you cover the following points in the abstract: research problem, data source, research methods and findings. One individual may be involved in a maximum of two abstracts (maximum of one as a sole author).
All questions about submissions should be emailed to the conference email box: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Submission deadline — 1 February 2021;
- Notification of acceptance — 10 February 2021;
- Conference — 25–27 March 2021;
- Deadline for paper submission — 1 May 2021.
- Vadim Dyachkov, research fellow, IL RAS (chair)
- Maria Amelina, junior research fellow, IL RAS (secretary)
- Alexander Anufriev, research fellow, IL RAS
- Nadezhda Makeeva, senior research fellow, IL RAS
- Daria Mordashova, junior research fellow, IL RAS
- Evgeniya Renkovskaya, junior research fellow, IL RAS
- Alexandra Cherkunova, research assistant, IL RAS