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Name: Andrei  Viktorovich Yakovlev (IPA: [ŒnÈdrJe)
Institution: Saint-Petersburg State University
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Homepage: http://teyram.narod.ru
State and/or Country: Russia   
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Language Documentation
Specialty: General phonology; Germanic languages. /L//L//L/ /L//L//L/Simultaneous interpreting (Russian, English)
Subject Language(s): Afrikaans
Selected Publications: 1. Why is it mutually useful to study ancient languages and versification theory. - Drevnije jazyki v sisteme universitetskogo obrazovanija: issledovanije i prepodavanije [=Ancient languages in universities: research and teaching]. - Moscow: MGU Publ., 2001. - Ps. 308-319. (Based on # 58.) In Russian. — ISBN 5-211-03994-7.
2.Diftongi sovremennogo jazyka afrikaans [=Diphthongues of the modern Afrikaans] // Slozhnyje glasnyje [=Complex vowels]: Mezhvuzozskij sbornik statej [=Inter-universitary collection of articles] / Resp. editor: Liubov’ D. Radnajeva. — Ulan-Ude: Buriatskij State Univ., 2001. — 1.8 (p.150-177). — ISBN 5-85213-493-7.
3. Sistemnost’ izmemenija inventaria soglasnykh fonem sovremennogo jazyka afrikaans [=Systematic character of the changes to the set of the consonants of the modern Afrikaans] // Materialy XXX mezhvuzovskoj nauchno-metodicheskoj konferencii prepodavatelej i aspirantov: Vyp. 25: Sekcija fonetiki (1-17 marta 2001, Sankt-Peterburg) [=Proc. 30th Inter-Universitary research and methodological conference of university teachers and post-graduate students: Issue 25: Section Phonetics (1-17 March 2001, S.-Petersburg) / Resp. editor: Prof. L.V.Bondarko. — S.-Petersburg: Fililogicheskij fakul’tet gos. universiteta [=Faculty of letters of the S.-Pb. State University, 2001]. — 0.8 (p.130-140).
4. Nuzhno li stremit’s’a k tomu, chtoby kompjuter vo vsem imitiroval rabotu nejronnoj seti? (K sootnosheniju geshtal’tnogo i poelementnogo v raspoznavanii rechi) [=Is it worth striving to teach a computer to fully imitate neural networks? (A note on the relation between holistic and segmental strategies in speech recognition)] // III Mezhdunarodnaja naucho-prakticheskaja konferencija po problemam iskusstvennogo intellekta (Kaciveli, Krym, Ukraina, 16-20 sent. 2002) [= 3d International research and practical conference on artificial intelligence (Katsiveli, The Crimea, Ukraine, 16-20 Sept. 2002)]. — Tezisy konf. [=Abstracts]. — Taganrog (Russia): TRTU (Taganrog Radio-Technical University), 2002. Vol.2. — P.292-295. — ISBN 5-9201-0030-3.
5. O nekotorykh elementakh fonologii v drevneindijskikh foneticheskikh predstavlenijakh [=A note on the phonological background of Ancient Indian phonetic concepts] // Jazyk i rechevaja dejatel’nost’ [=Language and speech]. S.-Petersburg. — 2001. — Vol. 4. — p.213-225. Bibliogr.: p.224-225. Abstracts in Russian (p.213) and English (p.225). — ISSN 1560-2974.
6. Jazyk afrikaans kak objekt sravnitel’no-istoricheskogo jazykoznanija: fakty i dve tradicii ikh vosprijatija. [=Afrikaans as an object of comparative linguistics — some facts and the two traditions of their perception.] — Sravnitel'no-istoricheskoje issledovanije jazykov: sovremennoje sostojanije i perspektivy [=Comparative Linguistics: Its Actual State and Prospects]. Tezisy dokladov mezhdunarodnoj nauchnoj konferencii [=Summaries of the presentations to be made at the International Conference] (Moskva, 22-24 janvar'a 2003 goda [=Moscow, 22-24 january 2003]). - Moskva: Moskovskij gosudarstvennyj universitet im. M.V.Lomonosova, Filologicheskij fakul'tet[=Moscow: The Faculty of Letters of 'Lomonossov' Moscow State University (MGU)], 2003. - p. 182-186.
7. Aspects of phonetic/phonological periphery in works of Prague functionalists and the phonetic/phonological periphery in modern Afrikaans // XVII International Congress of Linguists (Prague, July 24 — 29, 2003). Abstracts. — Prague: Eva Hajicova, 2003. — P.402. — In English.
8. Evolution of the pattern of pronouns and pronominal adverbs in artificial language //Journal of Universal Language. — Seoul, Republic of Korea: The Institute for Universal Language at Sejong University. — Volume 4. N 1 (March 2003). — P.113-141. — In English.
Courses Taught: Phonological Typology of Verse;
Introduction to the delimitative phonology (phonology of boundary signals and related phenomena); English as a second language; Afrikaans as a second language.

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