Senior Researcher, Section of Germanic languages
In 2002 Alexander Mankov graduated from the graduate school of the Russian State University for the Humanities (Centre of Comparative Studies of the Institute for Oriental and Classical Studies) in the specialty "Linguistic Typology, Historical and Comparative Linguistics".
In 1999 he graduated from Historical and Philological Faculty of the Russian State University for the Humanities.
- PhD thesis "The origin and evolution of the category of genus in Indo-European languages", 2004. Download the thesis abstract (PDF).
- Diploma thesis "Morphosemantic factors in the development of weak declension nouns in Swedish and Icelandic", 1999
undescribed languages, field linguistics, comparative grammar of Germanic and Indo-European languages.
From 2004 to 2013 conducted 10 expeditions to Gammalsvenskby (Ukraine) to collect factual materials for description of Swedish dialect of the village.
Alexander Mankov is working on the description of dialect of the village Gammalsvenskby. This dialect is the only living Scandinavian dialect on the territory of former USSR. The village is located in Ukraine, in the Kherson Oblast. It was founded in 1782 by settlers from the island of Dagö. The native language of the founders of the village was the Swedish dialect of the island Dagö, which is one of the Swedish dialects of Estonia. In this day and age, the carriers of this conservative dialect are women over 70 years old. Considering the complete lack of research on current state of dialect, it is necessary to collect, to classify and to introduce in scientific world factual materials. For today the review of phonetics, basic description of inflections in conservative variant of the dialect, description of suffix word formation of nouns has been published. The publication of dictionary is preparing.
Professional development, internships, work as an invited employee
- 1.04.2018 — 31.03.2020 — Visiting Research Fellow, Institute of the Swedish Language, University of Gothenburg (Sweden), employee Royal Society for Swedish Culture Abroad (Sverigekontakt).
- 3‒21 September 2018 г. — Advanced Summer School in Spoken Sanskrit, Institut für Indologie und Zentralasienwissenschaften, Universität Leipzig
- 1–26 August 2016 г. — Summer school in spoken Sanskrit, Department of Classical Indology, South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University
- 2004–2016 — 14 internships, funded by the Swedish Institute (Stockholm), to work at the Department of Scandinavian Languages at Uppsala University. Supervisors - Professor Svante Strandberg, Professor Staffan Fridell.
- 23 Juny — 4 July 2014 г. — International Summer School in Language Documentation and Language Diversity, Stockholm University.
- 1997 г. (February-April) — training course at the Department of Swedish at the University of Gothenburg (Sweden).
Alexander Mankov is an associate professor at the Department of Foreign Languages at the Higher School of Economics.
Membership in editorial boards of scientific publications
"St. Tikhon's University Review Series III: Philology "
Winner of the Swedish Academy Award (2015)
A complete list of publications is available at this link.
8. The Dialect of Gammalsvenskby: an Outline of its Phonology // Swedish Dialects and Folk Traditions. Journal of dialectology, sociolinguistics, folklore research and cultural history 2019. P. 67–105.
7. Slavonic Loanwords in the Dialect of Gammalsvenskby // Svenska landsmål och svenskt folkliv, 2018, pp. 29–74.
6. The dialect of Gammalsvenskby: Scandinavian-Slavonic language contact // Sebastian Drude, Nicholas Ostler, Marielle Moser (eds.) Endangered languages and the land: Mapping landscapes of multilingualism. Proceedings of FEL XXII/2018 (Reykjavík, Iceland), 98–105. London: FEL & EL Publishing.
5.Gammalsvenskbydialekten: En översikt av morfologin // In Östman, J.-O., Sandström, C., Gustavsson, P., Södergård, L. (Eds.) Ideologi, identitet, intervention. Nordisk dialektologi 10 (Nordica Helsingiensia 48. Dialektforskning 5). Helsingfors: Nordica. Finska, finskugriska och nordiska institutionen, Helsingfors universitet, 2017. Pp. 401–412 (on Swedish language).
4. The Dialect of Gammalsvenskby: an Outline of Verb Morphology // V. Sultanzade, A. Pehlivan, A. van Nahl (eds.). VIII Congress of International Society for Dialectology and Geolinguistics, 14–18 September, 2015, Eastern Mediterranean University, Famagusta, Northern Cyprus. Famagusta, 2017. Pp. 52–66.
3. A Scandinavian Island in a Slavonic Linguistic Environment. The Dialect of Gammalsvenskby: Nouns (Paper 2) // Slovene. International Journal of Slavic Studies. Vol. 3. № 1. Мoscow: Institute for Slavic Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 2014, pp. 120–170.
2. A Hypothesis on Nominal Classification in Germanic Languages // Orientalia et Classica.
1. Germanic Etymologies: Goth. bagms, OE. beam, OIcel. baðmr ‘tree’ // Orientalia et Classica.