Head of Section of Iranian languages
Employed at the Institute of Linguistics since 2011.
Belyaev graduated from the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics of the Faculty of Philology of the Lomonosov Moscow State University. In 2014, he presented his PhD thesis "Correlative construction in the Ossetian language in typological illumination" (with Mikhail Daniel as a Research Supervisor).
Research interests: formal language theories, typology of case systems, polypredication, Ossetian language, Nakh-Dagestan languages, Dargin languages.
As an experienced field researcher, Oleg Belyaev took part in several expeditions to study the Ossetian language and Dargin dialects, including those not previously described such as the Shirin dialect.
Belyaev participated in numerous scientific conferences, and in 2012 he received the 3rd-place award for the best postgraduate report at the 45th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE-2012, Stockholm).
He is also one of the co-authors of the textbook "Introduction to the science of language" published in 2019 and edited by Olga Fedorova and Sergei Tatevosov. He wrote the chapters "Linguistic typology" and "Introspection".
He is one of the main developers of the Ossetian National Corpus. In 2019, for his research on the grammar of the Ossetian language, he (became the laureate of the Moscow Government Prize for Young Scientists.
Belyaev is the author of more than 70 works which were published in issues indexed by the WoS and Scopus systems and in journals from the list of Higher Attestation Commission.
- Belyaev Oleg, Haug Dag. 2020. The genesis and typology of correlatives // Language. Linguistic Society of America (United States). Vol. 96, № 4. Pp. 874-907.
- Belyaev Oleg. 2018. Aorist, resultative and perfect in Shiri Dargwa and beyond // D. Forker, T. Maisak (eds.). The semantics of verbal categories in Nakh-Daghestanian languages. Leiden: Brill. Vol. 16. Pp. 80-119.
- Belyaev Oleg. 2016. Ergative gender agreement in Dargwa "backward control" or feature sharing? // Doug Arnold, Miriam Butt, Berthold Chrysmann, Tracy Holloway King, Stefan Müller (eds.). Proceedings of the Joint 2016 Conference on Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar and Lexical Functional Grammar. Stanford: CSLI Publications, 2016. Pp. 83-103.
- John J. Lowe, Oleg Belyaev. 2015.Clitic positioning in Ossetic. Miriam Butt, Tracy Holloway King (eds.). Proceedings of the LFG15 Conference. Stanford: CSLI Publications, Pp. 229-249
- Belyaev Oleg, Dalrymple Mary, Lowe John J. 2015. Number mismatches in coordination an LFG analysis // PROCEEDINGS OF LFG15. CSLI Publications Stanford, CA. Pp. 26-46.
- Belyaev Oleg. 2015. Systematic mismatches: Coordination and subordination at three levels of grammar // Journal of Linguistics, Cambridge University Press (United Kingdom). Vol. 51, № 2. Pp. 267-326.
- Holman Eric W., Brown Cecil H., Wichmann Søren, Müller André, Velupillai Viveka, Hammarström Harald, Sauppe Sebastian, Jung Hagen, Bakker Dik, Brown Pamela, Belyaev Oleg, Urban Matthias, Mailhammer Robert, List Johann-Mattis, Egorov Dmitry. 2011. Automated dating of the world’s language families based on lexical similarity // Current Anthropology. University of Chicago Press (United States). Vol. 52, № 6. Pp. 841-875.
- Belyaev Oleg. 2010. Evolution of case in Ossetic // Iran and the Caucasus. Brill Academic Publisher (Netherlands). Vol. 14, № 2. Pp. 287-322.
- Wichmann Søren, Holman Eric W., Müller André, Velupillai Viveka, List Johann-Mattis, Belyaev Oleg, Urban Matthias, Bakker Dik. 2010. Glottochronology as a heuristic for genealogical language relationships // Journal of Quantitative Linguistics. Swets & Zeitlinger (Netherlands). Vol. 17, № 4. Pp. 303-316.
- Polyakov Vladimir N., Solovyev Valery D., Wichmann Søren, Belyaev Oleg. 2009. Using WALS and Jazyki Mira // Linguistic Typology. Mouton de DeGruyter (Germany). Vol. 13, № 1. Pp. 137-167 DOI