Research group 2009-2010

Peter Arkadiev




Institute for Slavic Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow.

Scholarly interests:

Linguistic typology, especially the typology of event and argument structures and means of their morphosyntactic realization. Case systems, morphology, syntax and semantics of case. Tense-aspect categories and their relation both to lexical meaning and to modes of argument expression.

Baltic languages in a broader perspective, their typological peculiarities and areal influences in their development.

Polysynthetic languages, especially Adyghe (has done fieldwork on it).

Selected Publications:

Two-term case systems in cross-linguistic perspective. // Online proceedings of CESCL-1, Budapest, May 2006. ( — 19 p.

Differential argument marking in two-term case systems and its implications for the general theory of case marking. // P. de Swart, H. de Hoop (eds.), Differential Subject Marking. (Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory, 72) Dordrecht: Springer, 2008, pp. 151—171.

Thematic roles, event structure, and argument encoding in semantically aligned languages. // S. Wichmann, M. Donohue (eds.), The Typology of Semantic Alignment. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008, 101–117.

Poor (two-term) case systems: Limits of neutralization. // A.L. Malchukov, A. Spencer (eds.), Handbook of Case. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008, pp. 686–699.

Aspect and actionality in Lithuanian on a typological background. To appear in D. Petit (ed.), Langues baltiques, langues slaves. Paris, 2008.

Syncretisms and neutralizations involving morphological case: Challenges for markedness theory. // To appear in A. Arkhipov, P. Epps (eds.), New Challenges for Typology. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Lexical and compositional factors in the aspectual system of Adyghe. To appear in H. de Hoop, A.L. Malchukov and L. Hogeweg (eds.), Proceedings of the TAM Workshop, Radboud University, Nijmegen, November 2006. (title of the volume is provisional).

(With Alexander Letuchiy). The syntax and semantics of event structure and Adyghe causative. Submitted to Natural Language and Linguistic Theory. Ms. 2009.

Natalia Pimenova

Current position

Professor of Moscow City Pegagogical University, Department of Contrastive Linguistics and Translation.

Scholarly interests

Germanic languages, comparative Germanic linguistics.


1988 graduated from the Faculty of Philology (Department of Germanic Linguistics), Moscow State University

1991 Ph.D.

1993-2001 Assistant Prof., Associate Professor, Moscow State Pedagogical University (Department German Lexicology):

History of German Language, German Lexikology

1996-2001 Assistant Dean for Researches, Moscow State Pedagogical University

1997-1998 DAAD Scholarship, Humboldt University Berlin

1994-1996 Associate Professor, Russian University of Humanities:

History and Theory of German Language

2000-2001 Alexander von Humboldt individual project grant, University Erlangen

2001- Current position: Prof., Moscow City Pedagogical University (Department Contrastive Linguistics and Translation):

Teaching: Gothic Language, Old High German, Old English, History of German Language, Theory of Linguistics

Member of IVG, Russischer Germanistenverband  

Selected Publications




Natalia Serdobolskaya

Current position

Teaching position in Moscow City University for Psychology and Pedagogics, Faculty of Foreign Languages.

Moscow, Sretenka 29, tlf. (+7-499) 727248


 2001.M.A. in Linguistics: Moscow Lomonosov University. Padezhnoje markirovanije aktantov v nefitnoj predikacii. (Arguments’ Case Marking in Non-finite Clauses)

2005.Ph.D. in Linguistics: Moscow Lomonosov University.(Sintaksicheskij status aktantov zavisimoj nefinitnoj predikacii. (Non-finite verb’s arguments: case marking and syntactic position).


August 2000, July 2001, February 2004 – Mari (Eastern)

July 2002, February 2003 – Komi (Pechora dialect)

June 2003, June 2004, June 2005 – Udmurt (Besermen dialect)

July 2003, July 2004, July 2005, July 2006, July 2007, July 2008 – Adyghe (Abdzakh dialect)

August 2006 – Mordvin (Shoksha dialect)

April 2007, June 2008 – Qunki, Xuduc (Dargwa, Nakh-Dagestanian)

August 2007, Augus 2008 – Kalmyk.



complementation, nominalizations, raising, long-distance agreement,infinitives, evaluative predicates, purpose constructions, presupposition and presupposition marking devices, differential direct object marking in Uralic and Turkic Languages.

Selected Publications


Alexander Perekrestenko


Institute of Informatics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow.

Main research fields

Syntactic formalisms, formal languages, parsing.

Selected publications.

Perekrestenko, Alexander. 2008. Minimalist grammars with unbounded scrambling and nondiscriminating barriers are NP-hard. // Martin-Vide, Carlos, Friedrich Otto, Henning Fernau (eds.) 2008. Language and Automanta Theory and Applications [Lecture Note on Computer Science], Springer Verlag, pp. 321-432.


Minimalist Grammars were proposed in [Stabler 1997a] as a formalization of the basic structure-building component of the Minimalism Program, a syntactic framework introduced in [Chomsky 1995a] and [Chomsky 2001a]. In the present paper we investigate the effects of extending this formalism with an unrestricted scrambling operator together nondiscriminating barriers. We show that the recognition problem for the resulting formalism is NP-hard. The result presented here is a generalization shown by the author in [Perekrestenko 2007 a] for Minimalist Grammars with unrestricted scrambling and category-sensitive barriers.

Perekrestenko, Alexander. 2007. A note on the complexity of the recognition problem for Minimalist Grammars with unbounded scrambling and barriers. // Trabajos del XXIII Congreso de la Sociedad Espagnola para el Procesamiento del Lenguaje Natural. Sevilla 2007

2 Responses to “Research group 2009-2010”

  1. Luisa Garcia Garcia Says:

    I have been trying to contact Natalia Pimenova for a long time. She reviewed my book on Germanic causatives a while ago, and I found her comments very relevant. Could someone give me an e-amil or postal address where I could contact her? Thanks a lot! Luisa Garcia Garcia

    • antonzimmerling Says:

      Dear Luisa, thank you for your comment. I just sent you an email with links to Natalia Pimenova’s contact info. If it did not get through, please contact me via this site.

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