The Conference on Uralic, Altaic and Paleo-Asiatic languages in the memory of Alexander  P. Volodin

The Institute for Linguistic Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences announces the First Conference on Uralic, Altaic and Paleo-Asiatic languages. The Conference will take place at the Institute for Linguistic Studies  (St. Petersburg, Tuchkov per., 9), on December 6-8, 2018. In 2018, the Conference will be dedicated to the memory of Alexander Pavlovich Volodin (1935 - 2017).

Within the framework of the conference, we plan to discuss the problems of Uralic, Altaic and Paleo-Asiatic languages. Here is a tentative list of topics that will be studied at the conference on the material of Uralic, Altaic and Paleo-Asiatic languages:

  1. Phonology, grammar and lexicon.
  2. Language contacts.
  3. Sociolinguistic and ethnolinguistic studies.
  4. Comparative and historical studies.
  5. Corpora studies.

Subsequently, the Conference is scheduled to be held regularly every two years.

The conference may include workshops. Proposals for workshops should be sent to the following e-mail address: until July 15, 2018. The proposal should contain an annotation of the workshop (up to 3600 characters) and a preliminary list of talks’ titles. The organizing committee will notify on the acceptation / rejection of the thematic section before July 31, 2018.


Chukotko-Kamchatkan Languages

The workshop will be devoted to papers connected to the grammar, phonology or lexicon of the Chukotko-Kamchatkan languages, as well as the sociolinguistic situation of Chukotka and Kamchatka. The main goal of this workshop would be to unite researchers from different countries who work with Chukotko-Kamchatkan data at the moment. Working languages of the workshop are English and Russian.

Organizers of the workshop: Michael Dunn (Uppsala University), Maria Pupynina (Institute for Linguistic Research, RAS), Oleg Volkov (NRU HSE, School of Linguistics).

Anonymous abstracts for participation in the general session or in workshops should be sent to e-mail: until September 16, 2018. The abstract should not exceed 3600 characters (with spaces), including examples, diagrams, tables and the list of references. The abstract should be sent in one of the following formats: .doc, .docx or .rtf. If non-standard fonts are used, they should be attached to the letter; in this case abstracts should be sent also in .pdf format. The letter should contain the information about the author / authors: name, place of work / study, e-mail address; it should say whether the presentation is planned at a workshop or at the general session. Each participant may submit no more than two applications – in this case one of the two presentations should be made in co-authorship.

The Organizing Committee will select abstracts based on anonymous reviewing. The notification of the acceptance / rejection will be sent to the authors no later than October 1, 2018.

Time for presentations: 30 minutes (20 minutes talk + 10 minutes discussion). Conference languages: Russian, English. There is no registration fee for participation in the conference. Unfortunately, the organizing committee will not be able to reimburse expenses for travel and accommodation. A collection of abstracts will have been published by the beginning of the Conference.

Important dates

July 15, 2018deadline for workshop proposals
July 31, 2018notification of acceptance / rejection of applications for workshop proposals
September 16, 2018deadline for the submission of abstracts (both workshops and general session)
October 1, 2018notification of acceptance / rejection of abstracts
December 6-8, 2018the Conference

Organizing Committee of the Conference

  • Evgeniy V. Golovko (ILS RAS, St. Petersburg)
  • Mehmet Z. Muslimov (ILS RAS, St. Petersburg)
  • Maria A. Ovsjannikova (ILS RAS, St. Petersburg)
  • Sofia A. Oskolskaya (ILS RAS, St. Petersburg)
  • Alexander M. Pevnov (ILS RAS, St. Petersburg)
  • Elena V. Perekhvalskaya (ILS RAS, St. Petersburg)
  • Maria Yu. Pupinina (ILS RAS, St. Petersburg)
  • Fedor I. Rozhansky (ILS RAS, St. Petersburg)
  • Arzhaana A. Syuryun (ILS RAS, St. Petersburg)
  • Anna Yu. Urmanchieva (ILS RAS, St.Petersburg / IL RAS, Moscow)