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.
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.
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.
Linguistic Convergence Laboratory invites applications for postdoctoral research positions in the field of language contact; computer corpora; typology; sociolinguistics.
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.
From October 25 to November 1 2017, Yury Lander and Irina Bagirokova spent over a week in Israel, documenting a West Circassian dialect.
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".