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Linguistic Convergence Laboratory

Publications
Book
Number in the World's Languages In press

Edited by: P. Acquaviva, M. Daniel.

Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton, 2020.

Article
The Database of Cross-Linguistic Colexifications, reproducible analysis of cross-linguistic polysemies In press

Rzymski C., Tresoldi T., Greenhill S. et al.

Scientific data. 2019. P. 1-24.

Book chapter
Nominal morphology of Mehweb

Chechuro I.

In bk.: The Mehweb language: Essays on phonology, morphology and syntax. Berlin: Language Science Press, 2019. Ch. 3. P. 39-72.

Working paper
The Structure of Kina Rutul Noun Phrase

Nasledskova P.

Linguistics. WP BRP. НИУ ВШЭ, 2019. No. 82.

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. 


Illustration for news: Members of the laboratory participated in the 16th Conference on Typology and Grammar for Young Scholars

Members of the laboratory participated in the 16th Conference on Typology and Grammar for Young Scholars

From November 21 to 23, members of the laboratory attended the 16th Conference on Typology and Grammar for Young Scholars which was held in Saint Petersburg.

Illustration for news: Language Science Press has published a book on the Mehweb language

Language Science Press has published a book on the Mehweb language

Language Science Press has published a book on the Mehweb language, edited by Michael Daniel and Nina Dobrushina of the Linguistic Convergence Laboratory and Dmitry Ganenkov of the Laboratory of Caucasian languages.

Illustration for news: ‘We Have Not Yet Fully Understood How Languages ​​Work, and We Are Already Losing 90% of Their Diversity’

‘We Have Not Yet Fully Understood How Languages ​​Work, and We Are Already Losing 90% of Their Diversity’

Why might a grandmother and her grandson not understand each other? Why would linguists want to go to Dagestan? Is it possible to save the less commonly spoken languages of small nations and Russian dialects? Nina Dobrushina, Head of the Linguistic Convergence Laboratory answered these questions in an interview with HSE News Service.

Illustration for news: Members of the Laboratory Participated in International Conferences

Members of the Laboratory Participated in International Conferences

At the end of the summer members of the Laboratory presented their researches at two large international conferences on linguistics — SLE and ALT.

ConLab receives a Russian Science Foundation grant

ConLab receives a new grant from the Russian Science Foundation. The project is "Argument structure, voice and valence change in the languages of Western Siberia".

Illustration for news: Anastasia Panova named Linguist List Rising Star

Anastasia Panova named Linguist List Rising Star

The Linguistic Convergence Laboratory's research assistant Anastasia Panova was mentioned in the category "Rising Stars" on the Linguist List blog - an international mailing list for linguists, to which more than 26.000 linguists world-wide are subscribed.

Illustration for news: Conference "Typology of small-scale multilingualism"

Conference "Typology of small-scale multilingualism"

From 15-17 April a conference organized jointly by the Laboratory of Language Convergence, the University of Lyon, the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), and the Institute of Linguistics (Moscow) was held in Lyon. The conference was dedicated to the study of multilingualism in minority language communities - a field of research which has been actively pursued by Laboratory faculty for some time thanks to extensive fieldwork in Dagestan.

Illustration for news: Talks by laboratory members at New York University

Talks by laboratory members at New York University

Nina Dobrushina, Michael Daniel and Ilya Chechuro took part in the 4th workshop on Turkic and languages in contact with Turkic at New York University.

Open postdoctoral research positions at the laboratory

Linguistic Convergence Laboratory invites applications for postdoctoral research positions in the field of language contact; computer corpora; typology; sociolinguistics; languages of Caucasus; languages of Russia.

Illustration for news: Lecture on linguistic cartography by George Moroz

Lecture on linguistic cartography by George Moroz

On December 19 George Moroz, one of the laboratory's participants, gave a lecture on "Lingytypology: an R package for linguistic cartography", as part of a series of lectures called "City data", which is organized by the projects Soft kultura and Infokultura.