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DREAM Technical Report for the Alexa Prize 4

Baymurzina D., Kuznetsov D., Evseev D. et al.

Alexa Prize Proceedings, 2021.

Article
Evidentiality in East Caucasian on the map

Verhees S.

Languages of the Caucasus. 2021. Vol. 5. P. 1-68.

Book chapter
Motion-cum-purpose and aspect via apophony in Even verbal derivation: A tentative diachronic proposal

Kazakova T., Постникова А. Е., Vinyar A. et al.

In bk.: Восемнадцатая конференция по типологии и грамматике для молодых исследователей. Тезисы докладов (Санкт-Петербург, 25–27 ноября 2021 г.). St. Petersburg: 2021. Ch. 61. P. 258-261.

Working paper
A hybrid lemmatiser for Old Church Slavonic

Afanasev I.

Linguistics. WP BRP. НИУ ВШЭ, 2021

Research&Expertise – News

In 2021, members of the Linguistic Convergence Laboratory published three articles on the Russian language in Dagestan

In 2021, members of the Linguistic Convergence Laboratory published three articles on the Russian language in Dagestan
Dagestan is a relatively new territory for the spread of the Russian language. At the end of the 19th century, very few people spoke Russian here. In addition to indigenous languages, which Dagestan is very rich in (linguists count more than forty languages ​​in this small territory), local people spoke Azerbaijani, Georgian, Chechen and Arabic. But there has never been a language common for all residents of Dagestan (the language of interethnic communication or lingua franca). Russian became the first such language for Dagestan.

Members of the Linguistic Convergence Laboratory Michael Daniel and Nina Dobrushina gave two lectures each at the University of Pavia

Members of the Linguistic Convergence Laboratory Michael Daniel and Nina Dobrushina gave two lectures each at the University of Pavia
On November 3-5, the members of the Linguistic Convergence Laboratory Michael Daniel and Nina Dobrushina gave two lectures each at the University of Pavia.

Second cycle of the online course on the East Caucasian languages by the Linguistic Convergence Laboratory

Second cycle of the online course on the East Caucasian languages by the Linguistic Convergence Laboratory
This fall the Linguistic Convergence Laboratory will organize a free online course on the East Caucasian (alias Nakh-Daghestanian) language family. The course will start on November 3.

The International Linguistic Convergence Laboratory has launched a new website with resources

The International Linguistic Convergence Laboratory has launched a new website with resources
One of the tasks of the International Linguistic Convergence Laboratory is the creation of new open electronic resources dedicated to the minor languages ​​of Russia, Russian dialects and contact varieties of Russian speech. For more than four years, these resources have become so abundant that the laboratory had to acquire its own server and create a special website where all the resources are conveniently located.

HSE University Center for Language and Brain Becomes World Leader in Just 10 Years

HSE University Center for Language and Brain Becomes World Leader in Just 10 Years
How can a small Russian research group become a world-famous scientific centre in less than a decade? A special edition of the Frontiers in Psychologyjournal devoted to increasing public awareness of neuroscience features an article about the HSE University Center for Language and Brain, including the successes and challenges of its early years.

HSE Researchers Compare Expressive and Receptive Language Abilities of Russian-speaking Children with ASD for the First Time

HSE Researchers Compare Expressive and Receptive Language Abilities of Russian-speaking Children with ASD for the First Time
Researchers from the HSE Centre for Language and Brain and their Russian and American colleagues have become the first to compare expressive and receptive language abilities of Russian children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) at different linguistic levels. Their work helped them refute the hypothesis that children with ASD understand spoken language less well than they produce it. The study was published in Research in Developmental Disabilities.

Reformatting Research Activity: First Large-Scale Projects Launched at HSE University

Faculty of Humanities
Less than a year ago, the Faculty of Humanities at HSE University launched four large-scale projects, bringing together representatives of different disciplines from different departments and campuses of the University. Their goals, content, staffing and expected results were presented at a meeting of the Rector’s Council. Other departments have been tasked with developing their own large-scale projects, which HSE University will be able to include in its application for the ‘Priority 2030’ programme.

The team of the Center for Language and Brain conducted a study at a school in Nizhny Novgorod

The team of the Center for Language and Brain conducted a study at a school in Nizhny Novgorod
From April 15 to 23 in Nizhny Novgorod, members of the Center for Language and Brain conducted a study among pupils in grades 2 and 4.

The School of Linguistics hosted a series of lectures on the foundations of language evolution by the member of Linguistic Convergence Laboratory Damian Blasi

The School of Linguistics hosted a series of lectures on the foundations of language evolution by the member of Linguistic Convergence Laboratory Damian Blasi
From February 4 to March 20, the School of Linguistics hosted a series of lectures on the foundations of language evolution. The course was read by Damian Blasi, the member of Linguistic Convergence Laboratory, an author and co-author of works on fundamental problems in creole linguistics, linguistic symbolism and the history of linguistic diversity. In his lectures Damian Blasi considered both the main aspects of the theory of the language evolution, as well as more narrow topics, such as the structure of animal communication systems and their differences from human language, the time of the speech appearance in humans, biological and genetic foundations of language ability, multilingualism, and models of linguistic evolution. 

Predicting Grammatical Properties of Words Helps Us Read Faster

Predicting Grammatical Properties of Words Helps Us Read Faster
Psycholinguists from the HSE Centre for Language and Brain found that when reading, people are not only able to predict specific words, but also words’ grammatical properties, which helps them to read faster. Researchers have also discovered that predictability of words and grammatical features can be successfully modelled with the use of neural networks. The study was published in the journal PLOS ONE.