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Illustration for news: The Linguistic Convergence Laboratory organized a joint seminar with the Max Planck Institute for Human History (Jena)

The Linguistic Convergence Laboratory organized a joint seminar with the Max Planck Institute for Human History (Jena)

The seminar of the Linguistic Convergence Laboratory on November 10 was held in the format of a joint meeting with linguists from the Max Planck Institute for Human History (Jena). Damian Blasi made a report in which he presented his hypothesis regarding the dynamics of the number of languages since the early Holocene.

Illustration for news: Online course on the East Caucasian languages by the Linguistic Convergence Laboratory

Online course on the East Caucasian languages by the Linguistic Convergence Laboratory

This fall the Linguistic Convergence Laboratory will organize a free online course on the East Caucasian (alias Nakh-Daghestanian) language family. The course will start on October 14.

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.


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