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The Third International Conference on Mongolic Linguistics (ML 2018) will be held on July 29 — August 1, 2018

The Joseph M. Tronsky XXII Memorial Annual International Conference Indo-European Comparative Linguistics and Classical Philology will be held on June 18–20, 2018. Papers are accepted until March 20, 2018.

The International Conference “Russian Verb” on 15–17 November 2017. The abstracts are accepted until April 30, 2017. The programme and the abstracts are available.

The 15th Slavic Cognitive Linguistics Conference will be held on 12–14 October, 2017.

The 5th conference “Constructional & Lexical Semantic Approaches to Russian” (RusConstr) will be held on 11 October, 2017.

The Joseph M. Tronsky XXI Memorial Annual International Conference Indo-European Comparative Linguistics and Classical Philology was be held June 26–28, 2017. The programme and proceedings are available.

The 13th Conference on Typology and Grammar for Young Scholars was held on 24–26 November 2016. The programme is available.

The international conference Corpus-Based Approaches to the Balkan Languages and Dialects was be held in the Institute for Linguistic Studies RAS (Saint Petersburg, Russia) on December 5–7, 2016. The conference programme is available.

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13th Conference on Typology and Grammar for Young Scholars: Call for Papers

The Institute for Linguistic Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences (Saint Petersburg, Russia) is pleased to announce the 13th Conference on Typology and Grammar for Young Scholars, which will be held in Saint Petersburg, 24–26 November 2016.

Submissions from young researchers (35 years old and younger) working in all areas of linguistic typology and grammatical theory are welcome.

A thematic session on predicate-argument structure is planned as a part of the conference schedule. We invite all researchers working on problems related to this topic, regardless of language material or theoretical framework.

Each talk selected for presentation will be allotted 20 minutes followed by 10 minutes of discussion. The official languages of the conference are Russian and English, and abstracts can be written in either language. The deadline for abstract submission is 11 September 2016. Anonymous abstracts (not exceeding 4000 characters, including references) in .doc/.docx/.rtf format should be sent to the following email address:, with “ABSTRACT” stated as the email subject. The following information should be provided in the body of the e-mail:

  • title of the abstract,
  • author’s or authors’ first and last names, and affiliation(s),
  • e-mail address and phone number.

Please specify whether you intend to participate in the thematic session.

If you use non-standard fonts, please attach them to the e-mail and send an additional copy of your abstract in .pdf format.

Each author may be involved in no more than two abstracts, and no more than one single-authored abstract.

The decision of the Organizing Committee on the acceptance/rejection of submissions will be communicated to the authors no later than 1 October 2016.

There is no participation fee.

The Organizing Committee intends to collect articles based on the conference talks and offer them to the Editorial Board of the Acta linguistica Petropolitana to be published as a section of an issue in 2017 or 2018. The intended deadline for submission of articles is 1 February 2017. The more detailed information will be sent to authors in October 2016.

Invited Speakers

  • Johanna Nichols (University of California, Berkeley), “Basic event structure: states and endpoints (with a first attempt at a corpus study)”
  • Nikolai Vakhtin (European Institute at Saint Petersburg, Institute for Linguistic Studies, Saint Petersburg), “Language attrition in polysynthetic languages”
  • Bernhard Wälchli (Stockholm University, Stockholm), “Specific and non-specific perception verbs and lexical typology”

Important Dates

Submission deadline
11 September 2016
Notification of acceptance
no later than 1 October 2016
24–26 November 2016
Deadline for submission of articles
1 February 2017

Organizing Committee

  • Daria Mishchenko, Junior Research Fellow ILS RAS (Chair)
  • Maksim Fedotov, PhD Student ILS RAS
  • Dmitry Gerasimov, Junior Research Fellow ILS RAS
  • Maria Kholodilova, PhD Student ILS RAS
  • Sergey Klimenko, PhD Student ILS RAS
  • Olga Kuznetsova, Research Fellow ILS RAS
  • Anna Milyuhina, PhD Student ILS RAS
  • Sofia Oskolskaya, Junior Research Fellow ILS RAS
  • Sergey Say, Senior Research Fellow ILS RAS
  • Arseniy Vydrin, Senior Research Fellow ILS RAS
  • Natalia Zaika, Senior Research Fellow ILS RAS


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