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Linguistic Convergence Laboratory

Publications
Article
‘Other’ strategies in the Eastern Caucasus In press

Lander Yu., Maisak T.

Iran and the Caucasus. 2019.

Book chapter
The Northwest Caucasian languages In press

Arkadiev P., Lander Yu.

In bk.: The Oxford Handbook of the Languages of the Caucasus. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019.

Working paper
Morphological causatives in Abaza

Koshevoy A.

Linguistics. WP BRP. НИУ ВШЭ, 2018. No. 75/LNG/2018.

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. 


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.

Illustration for news: Members of the laboratory take part in organizing a conference on “Typology of small-scale multilingualism”

Members of the laboratory take part in organizing a conference on “Typology of small-scale multilingualism”

The conference on “Typology of small-scale multilingualism” will take place from 15 to 17 April in Lyon (France). Nina Dobrushina, head of the Linguistic Convergence Laboratory, answers some questions about the conference.

Illustration for news: Language Science Press Launches a Sook Series on Languages of the Caucasus

Language Science Press Launches a Sook Series on Languages of the Caucasus

On October 31, 2018, Language Science Press, a publisher of linguistic books, officially announced the launch of a new book series called Languages of the Caucasus.

Members of the lab together with School of Linguistics received grant funding from the Russian Science Foundation

Members of the Linguistic Convergence Laboratory and School of Linguistics won RSF grant "Research conducted by scientific groups under the supervision of young scholars" for their common project.

Call for applications for the summer school "Areal Linguistics and Languages of Russia"

The laboratory is accepting applications for the International Summer School "Areal Linguistics and Languages of Russia" from 10th to 14th September 2018 at HSE academic center and guesthouse in Voronovo, outside Moscow. Deadline for applications is 20th May.

Two new corpora of varieties of Russian

With support from the Linguistic Convergence Laboratory two new resources were created: a corpus of Rogovatka dialect (Belgorod oblast) and a corpus of Russian spoken in Daghestan.

Illustration for news: Andi project received grant funding from the Russian Foundation for Basic Research

Andi project received grant funding from the Russian Foundation for Basic Research

On the eve of 2018, the Russian Foundation for Basic Research finished reviewing grant applications. Among the approved applications was the project "The Andi morphosyntax in a typological perspective", under the guidance of Michael Daniel; professor at the School of Linguistics and participant of the Linguistic Convergence Laboratory.

Laboratory invites postdocs from international research universities

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

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

"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.