Senior Researcher, Section of Romance languages
Employed at the Institute of Linguistics since 1988.
Education: Lomonosov State University of Moscow, Faculty of Philology, Division of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics (1970-1975). Pursued graduate education at the Department of Caucasian Languages, Institute of Linguistics. Earned her PhD degree in 1979, thesis "Inclusive and exclusive personal pronouns in the East Caucasian languages", with Alexander Kibrik and Sandro Kodzasov's typology of the East Caucasian languages used as a framework, as well as Georgy Klimov's contensive typology. Was employed at the Laboratory for French-Russian Machine Translation of the All-Union Centre of Translation in 1979-1988. While there, she composed dictionary entries for the automated Explanatory combinatorial dictionary of the French language and adapted pronouns usage rules for the automated translation. Employed at the Section of Romance languages, Institute of Linguistics RAS, since 1988. Up until the 2010s was engaged with the functional semantics and the emergence of the literary variants of the Romance languages, two main lines of research for the Section. Considered the typology of semantics and the communicative syntax of the French language; worked to describe the Occitan language, one of the minority Romance languages. Current research interests lie in the discovery and description of the specific economical principles employed by the French language when denoting the referent. When used without the situational context, these can cause homonymy, which in turn leads to a heavy reliance on the context. At the same time, these linguistic devices are independent when considering the communicative and the modal components, their meaning having an effect on the wider context in a rather sophisticated way.
Participated in the composition of the "Romance Languages" volume of the "Languages of the World" encyclopedia. Co-author of the "French language" entry, compiler of the language and subject indices, technical editor for a number of articles.
An active participant of All-Russian and international conferences. Among them are "Stepanovskie chteniya" (RUDN university, held biannually), "Logical linguistic analysis" (Institute of Linguistics RAS), "The theory and history of Germanic and Romance languages in the contemporary higher education in Russia" (Kaluga State University, held biannually).
Engaged in scientific translation. Main works are:
- van Djik, T. A. Jazyk. Poznanie. Kommunikacija [Language. Cognition. Communication]. M.: LENAND, 2015. Ch. Kognitivnye i rečevye strategii vyraženija ètničeskix predubeždenij [Strategies of expressing ethnic prejudices in cognition and speech]. P. 268-304. RINC.
- von Humboldt, W. Izbrannye trudy po jazykoznaniju [Selected works on linguistics]. M.: Progress, 1984. O različii stroenija čelovečeskix jazykov i ego vlijanii na duxovnoe razvitie čelovečestva [The heterogeneity of language and its influence on the intellectual development of mankind], section 1, P. 37-46. Mesta obitanija i kul’turnye otnošenija malajskix plemen [The habitats and cultural differences of the Malaysian tribes]. Articles and fragments: «O myšlenii i reči» [On cognition and speech], Lacij i Èllada , O vlijanii različnogo xaraktera jazykov na literaturu i duxovnoe razvitie [The heterogeneity of language and its influence on literature and the intellectual development]. P. 301-307, 324-327. RINC.
- von Humboldt, W. Jazyk i filosofija kul’tury [Language and the philosophy of culture]. M.: Progress, 1985. O različii meždu polami i ego vlijanii na organičeskuju prirodu [On the differences between the sexes and its influence on the organic nature]. P. 142-162. Xarakter jazyka i xarakter naroda [The character of a language and the character of the people]. P. 346-365. RINC.
Served as the academic secretary for the History and Philology Section of RAS "Interactions between text and sociocultural environment" program in 2009-2011, "Media support of the Program" project. Served as the academic secretary for the History and Philology Section of RAS "Language and literature in the context of cultural dynamics" program in 2012-2014. Temporarily served as the academic secretary of the Institute of Linguistics in 2013. Was part of the committee for reviewing school textbooks; has reviewed approximately 25 textbooks. Presently participates in the collaboration between the Institute of Linguistics and the Department of Foreign Languages, which focuses on the approbation of the Department's methodology. Is part of the discussion and review board of the theses being defended at the Section, both PhD and Dr.habil. theses. Teaches foreign languages at the Moscow State School 57 since 1991 (English).