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Full Title: System Changes in the Languages of Russia

Location: St. Petersburg, Russia
Start Date: 16-Oct-2014 - 18-Oct-2014
Contact: Sofia Oskolskaya
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting Description: The majority of languages spoken in Russia have a very short written tradition. So, there is no written evidence to confirm hypothetical diachronic processes. Nevertheless, changes in the system of a language can be detected in synchronic data. One and the same linguistic unit can reveal different stages of grammaticalization or lexicalization. Moreover, changes in a linguistic system can be observed due to the comparison of modern data and the data collected by early researchers. Finally, the comparison of related languages (dialects) that ‘split’ in the ‘near past’ can provide insights into language history.

Organizing Committee:

Evgeny V. Golovko (ILS RAS, St.Petersburg)
Lenore A. Grenoble (University of Chicago)
Larisa G. Leisio (University of Tampere)
Sofia A. Oskolskaya (ILS RAS, St.Petersburg)
Alexandr M. Pevnov (ILS RAS, St.Petersburg)
Elena V. Perekhvalskaya (ILS RAS, St.Petersburg)
Maria Yu. Pupynina (ILS RAS, St.Petersburg)
Arzhaana A. Syuryun (ILS RAS, St.Petersburg)
Anna Yu. Urmanchieva (ILS RAS, St.Petersburg / Institute for Linguistics, Moscow)
Linguistic Subfield: General Linguistics
LL Issue: 25.1028

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