LINGUIST List 26.2060

Fri Apr 17 2015

Confs: Chinese, Mandarin, Japanese, Russian, General Ling, History of Ling, Lexicography, Pragmatics, Socioling, Typology/Russia

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Date: 15-Apr-2015
From: Ekaterina Levchenko <>
Subject: Language. Society. History of Science.
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Language. Society. History of Science.

Date: 22-Apr-2015 - 23-Apr-2015
Location: Moscow, Russia
Contact: Ekaterina Levchenko
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; History of Linguistics; Lexicography; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics; Typology

Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin; Japanese; Russian

Meeting Description:

«Language. Society. History of Science.»
A scientific conference held in honour of the 70th birthday of the Russian Academy of Sciences correspondent member, Professor Vladimir M. Alpatov.
Moscow, April 22-23, 2015.

The conference is dedicated to the 70th birthday of the eminent Russian linguist, Professor Vladimir Mikhailovitch Alpatov. The celebration is gladly shared by two institutions: the RAS Institute of Oriental Studies, where Professor Alpatov has been carrying out his scientific activities since 1971, and the RAS Institute of Linguistics that he has been successfully guiding as Director since 2012. Professor Alpatov is universally known for his encyclopedic mind and varied spheres of research interest. He has gained respect and general recognition due to his numerous works on Japanese (including phonetics, morphology, syntax of this language as well as the study of general grammar categories), Altaic languages, general linguistics (the problem of word, theory of the parts of speech, etc.), sociolinguistics, typology, theory and history of linguistics.

Professor Alpatov is known to be the first to use methodologically relevant differentiation of anthropocentric and systemocentric approaches in linguistics, thus elaborating a new trend in systematizing linguistic knowledge. His contribution to grammar studies (both general and Japanese), sociolinguistics and language policy, history of linguistics and other branches is known as tremendous.

Discussions are organized within the following panels:

- History of linguistics and linguists. Historical and cultural stereotypes in comparative linguistics.
- Sociolinguistics. Languages used in Russia and neighbouring countries. The legislative aspect of language policy in respect of languages spoken in Russia and China, etc.
- Theory and methods of linguistics. Anthropocentric and systemocentric approaches to analysis.
- Sociolinguistics. Cross-cultural and cross-linguistic analysis (lexical and syntactic semantics of Bulgarian Muslim Gypsies speaking a Balkan dialect of Turkish; the dialect system of Tibetan; a new overview of languages spoken in India, etc.)
- Studies held on particular language levels. Morphology of the parts of speech.
- Syntax studies.
- Japan and the Japanese language (symbolic meaning of colour and color stereotypes in Japan; colour nominations in Old Japanese, etc.)
- Studies in the fields of phonetics, graphics, vocabulary and lexical semantics.
- Teaching Japanese and other languages (Prof. Alpatov’s research in teaching Japanese and cross-cultural communication, etc.)
- Lexicography studies.
- Politeness and pragmatics (matrix representation of Japanese polite forms represented in Prof. V. Alpatov’s research as an analytical basis of possible parametrisation of speech etiquette in Slavic languages; frame structure of the speech act of volition, etc).

The Russian Association for Japanese studies and the Department of African and Asian languages of the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies invite scholars working in the above mentioned fields to take part in the conference.

Contact Information:
RAS, Institute for Oriental Studies
Rozhdestvenka, 12
107031, Moscow, Russia

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