Happy New Deadlines 2015

January 13, 2015


The New Year holiday is just a bridge between pre-New Year depression and post-New Year depression.

Nothing special happens, except for the fact that when the holiday week is over, you suddenly understand that the best part of the New Year is over and will never come again.

The New Year is also a good cause to ignore some passing deadlines, if you are living in a regime, when you have to write abstracts, papers, annual reports and other junk stuff. It was actually your worst deadline, and you are supposed to have produced and submitted all that crap in superhuge quantities before.

But now, you get up with a New Year hangover (a general condition, even if you are a boring abstainer) and see that new deadlines are already awaiting you. You do not see any sense in your work, but still it may be your main reason to live and to move on on the beaten path. You only lack the pre-New-Year mess and excitement when you tried to fit the old deadlines.

So…Coraggio and happy new deadlines 2015!


As a very good poet (later quoted by a fashion novelist and lesser poet of the XX century) once put it in 1856:


Загородись двойною рамою,

Напрасно горниц не студи.

Простись с надеждою упрямою

И на дорогу не гляди.







Why is it better to be young and to be a student?

October 24, 2014


Certainly because only graduate students can make it up for GeNSLing conferences and participate there! The level of the student linguistics in Moscow is very high (and sometimes pretty tall, too – see Andrei Kosenkov on the picture above).

This year my colleagues and me – the organizing committee of the Typology of Morhphosyntactic Parameters 2014 conference  – worked in tight cooperation with your young, enthusiastic and absolutely smart guys (and certainly and primarily, gals) from the GeNSling 2014 organizing committee. GeNSling, if you forgot it, is an abbreviation from ‘General, Nordic and Slavic linguistics conference for graduate students’. Both conferences shared the same venue – SMSUH Moscow, but it definitely was more difficult to make it for GeNSling than for TMP. Assume that you are a graduate student – you can, if you dare to, apply for TMP, but once your abstract proposal is rejected by TMP organizers, it won’t even be regarded by GeNSLing. And you are so old and ruined that you no longer are a graduate student, no External Force, no sententional argument, no political argument can make GeNSling committee accept your talk.

The GeNSling 2014 was guided by a firm hand of its chair, Maria Konoshenko (on the picture below).


Ms. President.

Even the energetic IMLR director, Maria Shkapa who previously conquered both Irish and Nepali villages this year, looked kind and cheerful at GeNSling where she gave a talk.


Ms. Director.

This year a poster session was organized at GeNSling 2014. On the picture below, one can see Daniel Aeberli (center) and Caroline Bilde Krogh-Jensen (both – University of Copenhagen). To the left – Jens Nørgård-Sørensen, their supervisor in Copenhagen.


During the poster session.

Maria Koroleva who was part of GeNSling 2014 organizing committee, made a poster presentation, too. But on the picture below she is chairing another GeNSling session.


Maria Koroleva.

There were two great plenary lectures delivered by GeNSling plenary speakers, Andrei Shluinsky (on the picture below) and Sergey Say. These guys looked so relaxed because that had a guaranted place in the programme, of course…


Andrei Shluinsky, GeNSling 2014 plenary speaker.

In Moscow, conference participants usually desire being placed in the slots around 9.00 (which is early morning in this country (+ 3 GSM) and compete for these slots. This honour on October 16 was finally given to Anton Kukhto (University of Moscow) who gave a talk on lexical tones in Irish dialects. Of course, TMP plenary speakers, Yuri Kusmenko and Tomas Riad came to his talk.


Anton Kukhto is giving a talk.

Aigars Kalnins (University of Copenhagen) gave his talk on Hittite nt-numerals just after Anton Kukhto.


Aigars Kalnins (University of Copenhagen).

Some of the presentations were of even more abstract nature than Aigars’ talk on Hittite numerals, for instance, this one devoted to polysemy in cooking terminology.


 Irina Pinkhasik’s presentation. Roman Ronko (chair) looks amazed and Jurij Kusmenko (left) is pensive.

Anton Somin (on the picture below) is a well-known young linguist and singer. But he is not singing on the picture below: he is giving a talk on lexical polynomy in Belorussian youth sociolects.


Anton Somin (RANEPA).

Sometimes it was difficult to see a link between the participant’s getup and the topic of his (her) talk. Guess the topic of Irina Burukina‘s talk (on the picture below). The correct answer is: implicit possessives.


Irina Burukina (RSUH)

The Paris fashion was embodied on the conference by TMP presenters Tatyana Nikitina (on the picture below) and Maria Khachaturjan. The stripes on Tatyana’s pullover strictly correlate to lexical tones in the language of Wan (South Mande), as recommended by Paris LLACAN dress-code.


Tatiana Nikitina (Paris – LLACAN/INALCO).


Evgenia Korovina,  looking at Mayan languages.

Everyone has been fed during GeNSling/ TMP coffee-breaks. What about pivot-feeding? If you are not fed up with typology, go to Sergey Say‘s GeNSLing plenary lecture.


 Sergey Say‘s plenary lecture.

Typology of Morphosyntactic Parameters 2014

October 22, 2014


My colleagues and me were happy to launch a series of conferences in parametric typology “Typology of morphosyntactic parameters” in 2011. Now, we are happy to state that our series of TMP annual conferences thrives and the TMP-2014 meeting (SMSUH Moscow, 15-17 October 2014) could attract such great plenary speakers as Jurij Kusmenko (second from the right on the picture above – speaking with Elena Lorentzen (f. right), Daniel Aeberli, Aigairs Kalnins and Vladislav Romashev), Tomas Riad, Sergei Tatevosov (see the pictures below) and other linguists which aim to harmonize formal models of language with empirical adequacy and verificability.

IMG_0858                                                                                                   Tomas Riad

IMG_1868  Sergei Tatevosov

Special thanks to my colleagues and friends Ekaterina Lyutikova who was the organizing spirit of the conference and managed to maintain the highest level of discussion – not only in her own brilliant talk, but also as principal discussant and moderator throughout the whole meeting, and Jens Nørgård-Sørensen,  without whose help the TMP meeting in its current shape were impossible.

IMG_0873Ekaterina Lyutikova

IMG_1128Jens Nørgård-Sørensen

The TMP-2014 meeting was organized in cooperation with an affiliated conference for graduate students, 2nd Annual conference in General, Germanic and Slavic linguistics for graduate students, GeNSling 2014.

The programme of TMP-2014 and GeNSLing 2014 can be found below. See also TMP website (to be updated) at http://ossetic-studies.org/tmp2014/en/.

TMP presentations are on white background, GeNSLing presentations are on cyan background.

Wednesday, October 15

Sholokhov MSUH, Verkhnyaya Radishchevskaya 16-18, room 200

9-30 – 10-00 Registration (TMP and GeNSLing)
10-00 – 10-15 Opening session
10-15 – 11-15 Plenary lecture ITomas Riad, Stockholm University

The interface between prosody and morphosyntax in SwedishMoskva_2014_TMP_talk_Riad[1]

11-15 – 11-45 Anton Zimmerling, MSUH, MoscowThetic sentences: Semantics and derivation Zimmerling_TMP2014
11-45 – 12-10 Coffee break
12-10 – 13-40 Session “Clause structure”
12-10 – 12-40 Pavel Grashchenkov, Institute of Oriental Studies (RAS), MSU, MoscowTo find thinking, or some observations on the regularity of the incompatible
12-40 – 13-10 Tatiana Nikitina, LLACAN-CNRS, ParisTonal evidence for syntactic constituency in Wan (Mande)
13-10 – 14-30 Lunch
14-30 – 15-20 GeNSling Plenary lecture IAndrey Shluinsky, IL RAS, MoscowEvent, subevent and macroevent: Semantics and typological data
15-20 – 15-45 Anastasia Ivanova, MSU, MoscowAdjectives with variable scope in Russian
15-45 – 16-10 Irina Burukina, RSUH, MoscowThe contexts for establishing implicit possessors in Russian
16-10 – 16-35 Maria Shkapa, IL RAS / MSUH, MoscowTwo words for ‘always’ in Manange (Tibeto-Burman): Towards the typology of adverbial quantifiers
16-35 – 17-00 Coffee break
17-00 – 18-00 Section “Grammatical semantics”
17-00 – 17-30 Jens Nørgård-Sørensen, University of CopenhagenThe Old Russian past tenses – development and usage
17-30 – 18-00 Aleksey Kozlov, MSU, MoscowThe Resultative and the Impersonal in Moksha Mordvin

Thursday, October 16

Sholokhov MSUH, Verkhnyaya Radishchevskaya 16-18, room 200

9-00 – 9-25 Anton Kukhto, MSU, Moscow“…Mon semblable — mon frère”: Lexical stress and boundary tone in southern dialects of Irish
9-25 – 9-50 Aigars Kalniņš, University of CopenhagenAnatolian nt-numerals and the collective guise of an individualizing suffix
9-50 – 10-15 Irina Pinkhasik, IRL RASNames of meat dishes in dictionaries of Slavic languages
10-15 – 10-40 Anton Somin, RANEPAЦішоткасаколка or футболка: The influence of the sociolinguistic situation on the lexicon(as exemplified by Belorussian everyday terms)
10-40 – 11-00 Coffee break
11-00 – 13-00 Section “Clause combining”
11-00 – 11-30 Natalia Serdobolskaya, RSUH, MSUH, Moscow Anastasia Kozhemyakina, MSU, MoscowThe semantics of complement clauses and the agreement pattern of the matrix verb in Moksha Mordvin
11-30 – 12-00 Maria Kholodilova, ILS RAS, St. PetersburgThe agreement with heads of relative clauses in Russian
12-00 – 12-30 Maria Privizentseva, MSU, MoscowFree relatives in Moksha Mordvin
12-30 – 13-00 Maria Khachaturyan, INALCO—LLACAN, CNRS, ParisNominalization strategies in Mano (South Mande)
13-00 – 14-00 Lunch
14-00 – 14-30 Tatiana Yanko, IL RAS, MoscowThe language-internal variation of topic-focus order: Russian sentences with initial new information
14-30 – 15-30 Plenary lecture IIJurij Kuzmenko, Humboldt University, Berlin, ILS RAS, St. PetersburgThe typology of the development of suffixal articles
15-30 – 16-30 Session “Formal models of language”Room 200 Session “Clause combining”Room 212
15-30 – 16-00 Elena Kozerenko, Institute of Informatics Problems (RAS), MSUH, MoscowThe parametric description of functional meanings in linguistic modeling А.Б. Летучий, НИУ ВШЭ, ИРЯ РАН, МоскваFinite complements of finite verbs, nonfinite complements of nonfinite verbs
16-00 – 16-30 Е.ВЛорентцен, University of CopenhagenConjunction, disjunction and negation in Russian: On the universality of logical and formal semantic descriptive models Mikhail Knyazev, Saint Petersburg State UniversityOn the control of first-person agreement in complement clauses: complements introduced by the verb gǝ- ‘to say’ in Buryat
16-30 – 16-50 Coffee break
16-50 – 18-20 Section “Noun phrases and case”Room 200 Section “Clitics and word order”Room 212
16-50 – 17-20 Ekaterina Lyutikova, MSU, MSUH, MoscowThe Russian genitive possessor and formal models of noun phrases Elena Ivanova, Saint Petersburg State University Galina Petrova, Asen Zlatarov University, Burgas, BulgariaConstraints on clitic clusters in Bulgarian (with Serbian and Macedonian parallels)
17-20 – 17-50 Alfiya Galieva, Institute for Applied Semiotics (Tatarstan Academy of Sciences), KazanIndividualizing semantics in the Tatar case system Marfa Tolstaya, Institute of Slavic Studies (RAS), MoscowThe East Slavic loss of phrasal clitics in time and space
17-50 – 18-20 Tatiana Bondarenko, MSU, MoscowAccusative subjects in Buryat Lyudmila Khokhlova, MSU, MoscowWord order in Hindi: Prose and poetry

Friday, October 17

Sholokhov MSUH, Verkhnyaya Radishchevskaya 16-18, room 200

9-00 – 10-30 Session “Clause structure”
9-00 – 9-30 Anna Volkova, HSE, MoscowEstablishing anaphoric dependencies and the puzzle of split antecedents
9-30 – 10-00 Sofia Nikiforova, MSU, MoscowCausative in Moksha Mordvin
10-00 – 10-30 Alena Aksenova, MSU, MoscowCross-categorial negation marker -гʏй in Buryat
10-30 – 10-50 Coffee break
10-50 – 12-20 Session “Noun phrases and case”Room 200 Session “Clause structure”Room 12
10-50 – 11-20 Natalya Yu. Gvozdeckaja, RSUH, Moscow, M.A. Filippova, Ivanovo SUMorphology of ethnonyms as marker of Old English Formulaic systems Natalia Sergeeva, HSE, MoscowObject agreement of purpose infinitives in Moksha Mordvin
11-20 – 11-50 Benedicte Nielsen Whitehead, University of CopenhagenArchaic and medieval Slavic ‘pickpocket’ compounds of the typesRus Vladiměr, Cz Kazimír and Pol Zbrosław Andrej Sideltsev, IL RAS, MoscowHittite clause structure
11-50 – 12-20 Polina Pleshak, MSU, MoscowThe animacy hierarchy and the choice of the possessive construction in Moksha Mordvin Yakov Testelec, RSUH, IL RAS, MoscowThe syntax of Russian idiomatic expressions
12-20 – 13-10 Poster session
13-10 – 14-10 Lunch
14-10 – 15-00 GeNSling Plenary lecture IISergey Say, ILS RAS, Saint PetersburgExpanding the typology of pivot-feeding operations: the case of the causative
15-00 – 15-25 Ilya Egorov, MSU, MoscowMeans of expessing future in Moksha Mordvin
15-25 – 15-50 Andrei Chernyshev, HSE, Nizhny NovgorodKsenia Ershova, University of ChicagoMorphological recursion in Adyghe nominalizations
15-50 – 16-15 Roman Ronko, MSUH, MoscowThe syntax of infinitival clauses with nominative direct objects in Old Russian
16-15 – 16-40 Maria Konoshenko, RSUH/MSUH/IL RAS, MoscowThe number of the controller as a parameter of agreement
16-40 – 17-00 Coffee break
17-00 – 18-00 Plenary lecture IIISergei Tatevosov, MSU, MoscowTowards a theory of non-cumulative achievements
18-00 – 18-30 Closing session

TMP / GenSLing poster session (room 200)

Caroline Bilde Krogh-Jensen, University of Copenhagen

Translation of aspectual meanings from Russian into Danish — A case study of Chekhovian narrative style and translational implications

Daniel Aeberli, University of Copenhagen

Gender Assignment in Danish

Andrey Kosenkov, Sholokhov MSUH

The choice between “second” and “third” Ezafe in Bashkir

Evgeniya Korovina, RSUH/IL RAS

The distribution of possessive and non-possessive forms in Mayan languages

Maria Koroleva, Sholokhov MSUH / MSU

The Scandinavian adstratum of the Scottish Gaelic language

Alzheimer’s Delight

June 21, 2014


In earlier days, songs, rhymes and dances sometimes had charming names like ‘Captain S’s fancy’ or ‘Lord B’s Delight’. Or at least Mr. Esteban Razin’s Fancy.

I do not have any fresh songs rights now, but since the hero of the last post was Dr. Alois Alzheimer, I am thinking of kinda Alzheimer’s Delight.

I did not remember myself, but I have been reminded about the list of my publications, so I refreshed it and added a few links here:


As for Captain Esteban, I guess that he probably threw the Persian princess into incoming wave due to his Alheizheimer – he just did not remember what that baggage was doing in his boat.

And hmm…. apologies for cross-posting.




A Mastermind of the mind

April 23, 2014


I claim that the thinker on the picture above had far more lasting and powerful impact on the human minds of the XXth and XXIth century than minor figures like Marx, Hitler, Freud, Mao, Lennon, Lenin, Hawking, Chomsky and Michael Jackson.

What, you do not RECOGNIZE HIM?

Tip Nr. 1: He hailed from the same city as the guy who invented this bloody chess opening.

1. d2-d4 d7-d5 . 2. c2-c4 e7-e6 3. Kb1-c3 c7-c5

Tip Nr. 2: In case you still do not recall him or do not identify the appearance with the name: probably you suffer from the condition described by this guy!






Calico Jack

February 23, 2014

Циммерлинг обложка эскиз2

What’s best in a scientific book? Pictures, of course. The cover of this lengthy book is designed by Sergey A. Zhigalkin, Language of Slavic Culture Press who effectively applied an idea prompted by the artist Vladimir Zimmerling  to use historic calico (printed cotton) patterns from early XIX century Russia. Calico patterns from Ivanovo are seen both on the inserted fragment and as background picture. As for the guy on the back cover, his picture is skillfully made by Sergey L. Savin in October 2013 during the ‘Typology of Morphosyntactic Parameters’ conference. The text about the author on that page is of minor significance compared to the magnificent picture. Therefore I replaced it here with a dummy.

I am grateful to the Russian Foundation of Humanities, project 13-04-16062 for their financial support and to the publisher, Languages of Slavic Cultury Press for their work, and in person, to Boris Golishnikov who made the layout of the book.

Full bibliographical information is below:

А.В.Циммерлинг. Системы порядка слов славянских языков в типологическом аспекте. М.: Языки славянской культуры (Studia Philologica), 2013. 544 с. ISBN 978-9551-0686-1.

= Anton Zimmerling. Slavic word order systems in a typological perspective. Moscow: Yazyki Slavyanskoj kultury (Studia Philologica), 2013. 544 p. ISBN 978-9551-0686-1.

YouTube links to TMP-2013 conference

January 10, 2014


Here you can find YouTube links to videos from “Typology of morphosyntactic parameters 2013” conference  (TMP 2013 http://ossetic-studies.org/msp2013/en/) and the 1st international conference in General, Slavic and Nordic linguistics  (GeNSLing 2013 http://ossetic-studies.org/msp2013/en/gensling/).

These five videos come from the TMP 2o13 conference.

1) November 16, Institute of Linguistics, Russian Academy of Sciences.

Conference opening, address by the Director of the Institute of Linguistics, professor Vladimir M. Alpatov:

YouTube: AddressAlpatov

2) November 16, Institute of Linguistics, Russian Academy of Sciences.

The presentation of Jens Nørgård-Sørensen (University of Copenhagen).

The accusative and the genitive as argument 2 in the history of Russian.

YouTube: Presentation_Noergaard-Soerensen

3) November 17, SMSUH Moscow.

Address by SMSUH vice-chancellor, Dr. Andrej A.Glazkov:

YouTube: AddressGlazkov

4) November 17, SMSUH Moscow.

Keynote lecture by Ora Matushanski (CNRS / Université Paris VIII /UiL OTS / Utrecht University):

Engendering phi-features.

YouTube:  KeynoteLectureMatushanski

5) November 17, SMSUH Moscow. The presentation of Oleg Belyaev (Institute of linguistics/SMSUH Moscow)

Superiority effects in Ossetic: structural vs. linear constraints.

YouTube: Presentation_Belyaev

The next three videos come the GeNSLing 2013 conference.

1) November 16, Institute of Linguistics, Russian Academy of Sciences.

The presentation of Maria Konoshenko (SMSUH Moscow/Russian university for the humanities):

Person-number agreement in Mande: disentangling the knot of morphosyntactic parameters.

YouTube: Presentation_Konoshenko

2) November 17, SMSUH.

The presentation of MA-student Caroline Bilde Crogh-Jensen (University of Copenhagen):

YouTube: Presentation_Crogh-Jensen

3) November, 16, Institute of Linguistics. The presentation of MA-student Elizaveta Kushnir (SMSUH Moscow/Institute of linguistics):

Negation in Yaure (South Mande).

YouTube: Presentation_Kushnir

The playground mob at TMP 2013

November 9, 2013

The Playground Mob at TMP 2013


The Boss


Don Pedro Gomez


The hitmen of the group Demetrius and Helgi report recent killings of abstract proposals. The boss looks amused.


Bodyguards Romano and Ladislao


Bloody Maries

Geographical sketches

November 5, 2013


The geography of the countries represented by the speakers and the audience of the 2013 TMP/GeNSLing conferences turned out to be rather wide. One the keynote speakers Ora Matushansky represented CNRS/Université Paris VIII/UiL OTS and  Utrecht University. Six participants hailed from the university of Copenhagen.


Dr. Yulia Ledeneva came from Mexico-City.


MA-Student Daniel Aeberli (Copenhagen, left) and professor Suren Zolyan (Yerevan).


Professor Ivan Derzhansky (Sofia).


…and back to Paris: professor Valentin Vydrin (LLACAN/INALCO).

GeNSLing 2013

November 5, 2013


Maria Koroleva (GeNSLing organizer, center) is listening to conference presentations with Roman Ronko (left) — he gave his talk at GeNSLing, Nina Kadomskaya (conference secretary). Lyudmila Khoklova (far right) and Maria Usacheva (back row, right) both gave their talks in the TMP programme.

The conferences in the series ‘Typology of morphosyntactic parameters’ (TMP) have already become traditional but the 2013 conference was unusual, since we organized a special session for MA-students and Phd-students and dubbed it GeNSLing 2013 which reads  ‘First International Conference on General, Nordic and  Slavic Linguistics for MA-students and Phd-students’.

GeNSling 2013 was organized as an autonomous conference with a different though related focus of interest. It had its own organizational and programme committees, see here: http://ossetic-studies.org/msp2013/en/gensling/.

At the same time, TMP 2013 and GeNSLing 2013 shared both the venue and the audience, so that young scholars participating at GeNSLing could benefit from the discussion and comments from their TMP colleagues. The main TMP programme was scheduled until 16.00, followed up by by GeNSLing with just a short coffee break in between.

Elderly colleaguages (I guess the readers know that people after 20 grew old unless they go in for sports, generative grammar and typology) grudged that they have been discriminated. Imagine that you are a student and can apply both for TMP 2013 and GeNSLing 2013. Good choice. But if you are not and cannot qualify as a student or young sholar, you are only left with TMP and parametric typology. A really sad story.


Jens Nørgård-Sørensen (University of Copenhagen) with GeNSling 2013 participants Liza Kushnir (SMSUH) and Maxim Fedotov (Sankt-Petersburg).

The GeNSling 2013 and the TMP 2013 conference this year were organized with support from the joint project of Nordic Council of Ministers and Russian Ministry for Education and Culture NCM-RU 10127Colloboration in MA-students’ mobility: MA-programmes in General and Slavic linguistics‘. The project network includes three Scandinavian Universities – University of Copenhagen, University of Stockholm and University of Tampere and one Russian university – SMSUH Moscow which hosted and organized the TMP/GeNSLing conferences.

Three GeNSling participants (two of them being master students) hailed from the University of Copenhagen, and three more colleagues including the project leader, professor Jens Nørgård-Sørensen representing the same university gave talks in the main TMP programme. Three Russian MA-students from our university (SMSUH Moscow) gave talks in the GeNSLing programme and two SMSUH researchers – Dmitry Ganenkov and Maria Konoshenko (who also gave her talk in the GeNSLing programme) together with SMSUH student Maria Koroleva  were GeNSLing organizers. I would also like to thank other SMSUH students, notably Nina Kadomskaja, Vladislav Romashev, Andrei Kosenkov and Maria Trubycina for their help.

Anonymous abstracts submitted for GeNSLing 2013 were evaluated by GeNSLing programme committee. Congrats to the survivors!

Unfortunately we could not locate all talks because of a limited number of slots and a hard competition but we will think of organizing a poster section next year.


Jens Nørgård-Sørensen and Peter Arkadiev (SMSUH, head of the TMP programme committee) are always dead serious.

IMG_0059…even here.

First Conference on General, Nordic and Slavic Linguistics
for Undergraduate and Doctoral Students (GeNSLing 2013)

Wednesday, October 16.

Institute of Linguistics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, conference room

 Chair: Vera Podlesskaya

16:20–16:45 Elizaveta Kushnir (Institute of Linguistics of the Russian Academy of Sciences / Sholokhov Moscow State University for the Humanities)


Negation in Yaure (South Mande). [In Russian]

YouTube link:http://youtu.be/vnnfKjS-DKI

16:45–17:10 Maksim Fedotov (Saint Petersburg State University / Institute of Linguistic Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences)


Sentence-level grammatical markers and the interaction of morphosyntax and phonology in Gban (South Mande). [In Russian]

17:10–17:35 Мaria Konoshenko (Institute of Linguistics of the Russian Academy of Sciences / Russian State University for the Humanities / Sholokhov Moscow State University for the Humanities)

Person-number agreement in Mande: disentangling the knot of morphosyntactic parameters. [In Russian]

YouTube link: http://youtu.be/OPpQ3QME08w

17:35–18:00 Martin Schou Madsen (University of Copenhagen)


ЈЕДАН and НЕКИ: surrogates for indefinite articles in the linguistic system of Bosnian, Croatian, Montenegrin and Serbian.

18:00–18:25 Daniel Aeberli (University of Copenhagen)

Variation in the category of animacy. [In Russian]

Thursday, October 17.

Sholokhov Moscow State University for the Humanities, room 200

Chair: Maria Konoshenko

16:20–16:45 Maria Shkapa (Institute of Linguistics of the Russian Academy of Sciences)

Animacy, finiteness and the order of arguments: the case of Manange. [In Russian]

16:45–17:10 Maria Shmatova (Lomonosov Moscow State University)

Constructions of quantity in Mordvin languages: number marking of nouns. [In Russian]

17:10–17:35 Alena Aksenova (Lomonosov Moscow State University)

Nominal partitive and pseudopartitive constructions. A comparison of Danish and Russian. [In Russian]

17:35–18:00 Caroline Bilde Krogh-Jensen (University of Copenhagen)


То-то вот оно и есть. The Danish affirmative marker jo and its pragmatic equivalents in Russian. [In Russian]

YouTube link: http://youtu.be/SAcP1PYH0z4

18:00–18:25 Andrew McKishnie (University of Ottawa)

Depictives in East Slavic: Two Cases, How Many Structures?

Friday, October 18.

Sholokhov Moscow State University for the Humanities, room 200

Chair: Maria Koroleva

16:20–16:45 Oksana Chuykova (Saint Petersburg State University / Institute of Linguistics of the Russian Academy of Sciences)


The expression of intension and prediction in future reference in Russian. [In Russian]

16:45–17:10 Roman Ronko (Sholokhov Moscow State University for the Humanities)

A comparison of case polysemy in the Old Russian 12th century manuscript “The Questions of Kirik” (1130–1156) and Novgorod birchbark letters of the corresponding period (ca. 1125–ca. 1160). [In Russian]

17:10–17:35 Lydia Kirpo (Sholokhov Moscow State University for the Humanities / University of Geneva)

Reason in Russian.

17:35–18:00 Elena Luchina (Lomonosov Moscow State University)

A classification of Russian verbs with lexical negation. [In Russian]

18:00– Conference closure