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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, 2021.

Article
‘Other’ strategies in the Eastern Caucasus. 2. Typology In press

Lander Yu., Maisak T.

Iran and the Caucasus. 2021.

Book chapter
Person in morphology

Daniel M.

In bk.: Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020.

Working paper
Length Of Constituent As A Relevant Factor In Russian Syntax

Letuchiy A.

Linguistics. WP BRP. НИУ ВШЭ, 2019. No. WP BRP 88/LNG/2019.

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: Lingtypology – the package for linguistic mapping and typology – is four years old.

Lingtypology – the package for linguistic mapping and typology – is four years old.

Until four years ago there was no simple tool for linguists to mark a set of points on a map with different colors. A point corresponded to a language, and its color corresponded to a linguistic feature of the language. This inspired George Moroz, of HSE’s Linguistic Convergence Laboratory and School of Linguistics, to create a new software product that turned out to be very popular: lingtypology.

Illustration for news: An article by members of the Linguistic Convergence Laboratory was published in the journal “Language variation and change”

An article by members of the Linguistic Convergence Laboratory was published in the journal “Language variation and change”

From a northern village to an academic article, or How many linguists do you need to describe variation in Russian dialect?

Illustration for news: New International Summer School on Areal Linguistics and Languages of Russia

New International Summer School on Areal Linguistics and Languages of Russia

The Linguistic Convergence Laboratory and the School of Linguistics are organizing an International Summer School on Areal Linguistics and Languages of Russia.

Postdoctoral Fellow position at the Linguistic Convergence Laboratory

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

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.