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Regular version of the site
The Oxford Handbook of the Languages of the Caucasus
In press

Edited by: M. Polinsky.

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019.

Subextraction in Japanese and Subject-Object Symmetry

Polinsky M., Omaki A., Fukuda S. et al.

Natural Language and Linguistic Theory. 2019. Vol. 37. No. 2. P. 1-43.

Book chapter
Lexical Diversity and Colour Hues in Russian Poetry: A Corpus-Based Study of Adjectives

Lyashevskaya O., Vlasova E.

In bk.: Quantitative Approaches to Versification. Institute of Czech Literature of the Czech Academy of Sciences, 2019. P. 131-141.

Series of Lectures by Ian Maddieson

In November a series of lectures on 'Diversity and Uniformity in Linguistic Sound Systems' by Ian Maddieson, Adjunct Research Professor at the University of New Mexico, Adjunct Professor Emeritus at the University of California will be held at the School of Linguistics. The course is dedicated to the phonetic diversity of languages. The course includes eight lectures.

Address: 21/4 Staraya Basmannya.


Diversity and Uniformity in Linguistic Sound Systems

 Tuesday, Nov 10, 18.00-21.00, Room 511
What do we mean by a Sound system?

— The idea of contrast

— Sound systems by area and language family

Saturday, Nov 14. 15.00-18.00, room A-403
General patterns in sound systems

            — patterns in consonants systems

            — patterns in vowels and tones

Tuesday, Nov 17, 18.00-21.00. Room 511
 Patterns in syllables and words

            — structure and variation in syllables

            — the sound structure of words

Tuesday, Nov 24, 18.00-21.00. Room 511
 What else influences the structure of sound systems?

            — socio-cultural and genetic factors

            — climate and environment

If you plan to attend the lectures, please register (in Russian).

On November 16 Professor Maddieson will also deliver an additional lecture – ‘Are Languages Shaped by Where They Are Spoken’.
The lectures are intended for bachelor’s and master’s students, but everyone interested is welcome.