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Linguistic Convergence Laboratory

Publications
Book
Quantitative approaches to the Russian language In print

Edited by: M. Kopotev, O. Lyashevskaya, A. Mustajoki.

Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2018.

Article
Causativization as Attractor: Non-linguistic Triggers In print

Nichols J.

Frontiers in Psychology. 2018.

Book chapter
Approaches to automated English essay evaluation in Russian students’ learner corpus

Lyashevskaya O., Olga Vinogradova.

In bk.: 4th Learner Corpus Conference. LCR 2017. Book of Abstracts. Bozen: 2017. P. 200-202.

Working paper
Automatic dependency parsing of a learner English corpus REALEC In print

Lyashevskaya O., Пантелеева И. М.

Linguistics. WP BRP. НИУ ВШЭ, 2017

About the Laboratory

Linguistic Convergence Laboratory opened in 2017. It focuses on processes of convergence in the history of languages, i.e. the processes by which common features spread among languages due to contact between their speakers. The laboratory aims at modelling processes of convergence and developing tools to study these phenomena using data from electronic corpora of spoken language. 


"Methods for linguistic convergence research" seminar at the Linguistic Convergence Laboratory

From November 27 to December 1, 2017 a seminar on "Methods for linguistic convergence research" was held at the laboratory. The seminar was devoted to discussing the intermediate results of research projects, as well as the immediate tasks and general goals of the participants. It was the first joint meeting of all employees and partners.

Documenting a West Circassian dialect in Israel

From October 25 to November 1 2017, Yury Lander and Irina Bagirokova spent over a week in Israel, documenting a West Circassian dialect.

Alexandra Kozhukhar at Depling 2017 on Universal Dependencies

From 18 to 20 September the international conference on dependency linguistics Depling 2017 took place in Pisa (Italy).

Anastasia Panova presented the Corpus of Daghestanian Russian at the Twelfth conference of the Slavic Linguistics Society

Anastasia Panova, intern-researcher at the Linguistic Convergence Laboratory, participated in the Twelfth conference of the Slavic Linguistics Society, from 21 to 24 September in Ljubljana (Slovenia), where she gave a poster presentation "A corpus outlook on regional varieties of Russian in Daghestan".

The results of our grant competition for the creation of spoken language corpora have been announced

The results of the competition for grants to create spoken language corpora, which was held by the International linguistic convergence laboratory from May 30th to June 25th, have been announced. The scientific committee selected five winners, who will receive funding to create their corpora.

Website of the Atlas of Multilingualism of Daghestan Launched

Employees of the Linguistic Convergence Laboratory are working on an Atlas of Multilingualism of Daghestan. With support of the laboratory and the Collegium de Lyon a website was created recently, which can be used as a resource for the research of social and georgraphical particularities of multilingualism in Daghestan.

The laboratory organized a grant competition for creating spoken language corpora

The international linguistic convergence laboratory organized a grant competition for creating spoken language corpora. The admission of applications ended on June 25th. What was the aim of the competition and why is it important to record spoken language?