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Ekaterina V. Rakhilina
The School of Linguistics was founded in December 2014. Today, the School offers undergraduate and graduate programs in theoretical and computational linguistics. Linguistics as it is taught and researched at the School does not simply involve mastering foreign languages. Rather, it is the science of language and the methods of its modeling. Research groups in the School of Linguistics study typology, socio-linguistics and areal linguistics, corpus linguistics and lexicography, ancient languages and the history of languages. The School is also developing linguistic technologies and electronic resources: corpora, training simulators, dictionaries, thesauruses, and tools for digital storage and processing of written texts.
Edited by: M. Polinsky.
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019.
Vishenkova A., Zevakhina N.
Russian linguistics. 2019. No. 43(2).
In bk.: Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on Computational Linguistics and Language Science. Manchester: Cool Press Limited, 2019. P. 113-124.
Piperski A., Aplonova E. S., Grabovskaya M. et al.
Linguistics. WP BRP. НИУ ВШЭ, 2018
My work asks how pronunciation varies as a function of syntax, morphology, and probabilistic usage patterns in language. Russian was an ideal language to use to investigate these questions, because of its rich morphosyntactic structure, and in the spring of 2013 I spent a month at the Higher School of Economics collecting pronunciation data from native Russian speakers. The experience was rewarding on many different levels. I was warmly welcomed and included in the academic life of the city: I attended a conference at the HSE in which the linguistics students presented their research and signed up to participate in my experiment; I met students and faculty from three different universities, in fields ranging from linguistics, to biology, to astronomy, and went all around the city to meet people in their homes, offices, and university buildings. At these meetings, I collected pronunciation data that eventually went into my dissertation, and over the course of my visit I collected more data faster than I had expected. As a result, I had almost an entire week at the end of my stay in which I was free to visit the marvelous collection of museums in Moscow. None of this – my data, my dissertation, my museum trips, my exposure to Russian culture – would not have been possible without the support I received from the HSE. I can only hope that in my future career I will have the opportunity to offer HSE researchers the same collaboration and support that they offered me when I was a graduate student.