LINGUIST List 31.2774

Fri Sep 11 2020

Calls: Lang Doc, Socioling, Typology/Moscow

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 10-Sep-2020
From: Egor Kashkin <>
Subject: Indigenous languages of Russia in contact with Russian
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Full Title: Indigenous languages of Russia in contact with Russian

Date: 12-Feb-2021 - 13-Feb-2021
Location: Moscow, Russia
Contact Person: Egor Kashkin
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation; Sociolinguistics; Typology

Language Family(ies): Altaic; Avaro-Andi-Tsezic; Chukotko-Kamchatkan; Daghestanian; Tungus; Uralic

Call Deadline: 15-Nov-2020

Meeting Description:

The second conference «Indigenous languages of Russia in contact with Russian» will be held at Russian Language Institute (RAS), Moscow on 12–13 February 2021.

The conference aims to bring together researchers working on indigenous languages of Russia, experts in the Russian language, and sociolinguists. Papers based on new field data, as well as corpus-based studies are especially encouraged.

The conference programme will include two plenary presentations and oral presentations by other conference participants (20 minutes + 10 minutes for discussion). Language of presentation: English or Russian.

Invited speakers:
Ekaterina Gruzdeva (University of Helsinki)
Aleksander Rusakov (Institute for Linguistic Studies RAS & St Petersburg State University)

Call for Papers:

We invite abstract submissions addressing the following topics:
— Borrowing of grammatical and lexical patterns from Russian into indigenous languages of Russia
— Radical changes in the grammar of indigenous languages in the situation of language shift to Russian
— Contact-induced features in the Russian speech of native speakers of indigenous languages
— Russian-based pidgins
— Code-switching and code-mixing

Topics which will NOT be discussed at the conference: sociological aspects of language contact without any linguistic issues; practical issues related to revitalization of minority languages, teaching Russian as L2 etc.; dialectal and regional features of Russian for which there is no reasonable evidence for contact-induced origin; problems of etymology.

The deadline for abstract submission is 15 November 2020. Please, send your anonymous abstracts to the e-mail address

Please, provide the following information in the body of the e-mail:
— title of your abstract
— the authors' first and last names, and affiliations
— your e-mail address

Requirements for abstracts:
1 page A4 (Times New Roman, 12 pt, single-spaced) + 1 additional page possible including examples, tables, figures, references, list of abbreviations.
Language: English or Russian.

Notification of acceptance will be sent out no later than 15 December 2020.

Organizing fee: 500 rubles (ca. 7 euros).

The conference (or some talks) may shift to the online format in case the epidemiological situation worsens.

Important dates:
12–13 February 2021: conference (Vinogradov Institute for Russian Language (RAS), Moscow)
15 November 2020: submission deadline
15 December 2020: notification of acceptance

The conference is organized by the working group “Russian in contact with indigenous languages of Russia” (Russian Language Institute (RAS), Department of corpus linguistics and linguistic poetics) together with the working group on language contact in the Circumpolar region (Institute of Linguistics (RAS), Department of typology and areal linguistics).

Our contacts:
conference website:

Organizing committee:
Vladimir Plungian (chair)
Egor Kashkin
Olga Kazakevich
Olesya Khanina
Irina Khomchenkova
Alexander Letuchiy
Natalya Stoynova
Maria-Emilia Winkler

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