Kuznetsova Olga Vassilyevna


    2017 MA degree in anthropology, Department of Anthropology, European University at St. Petersburg Advisor: Nikolai Vakhtin Representation of local identity in rural museums (Pinega district)

    2013 PhD degree in linguistics, Institute for Linguistic Studies, RAS Advisor: Valentin Vydrin Verb in the Guro language

    2007-2010 Post-graduate studies in the Institute for Linguistic Studies, RAS

    2007 Specialist degree in Philology (cum laude) Department of Theoretical Linguistics, St. Petersburg State University Advisor: Valentin Vydrin TMA system of the Guro language

    2006 Université de Haute Bretagne Rennes II (Breton language and ethnomusicology)

    2002-2007 Graduate studies, Department of Theoretical Linguistics, St. Petersburg State University


    2010-to date Laboratory of Typological Studies, Institute for Linguistic Studies, RAS (research fellow, secretary)

    2008-2009 Promt (development of homonym disambiguation algorithms)

    Fieldwork experience

    2005-to date Ivory Coast (integral description of the Guro language: phonetics, grammar, dictionary; development of orthography, collection of texts)

    June 2012, July 2013, July 2014 Russian Federation, Bashkortostan (Bashkir language)

    June 2004, July 2005 Ukraine, Donetsk Region (Urumean language)


    Russian (native); English, French (fluent); Polish (intermediate), Norwegian (basic).

    Research interests

    Аfrican studies, Mande languages, Turkic languages, linguistic typology, morphology, lexicography; memory studies; ethnomusicology, traditional culture of Northern Russia and West Africa.

    Базы данных

    • BivalTyp is a typological database of bivalent verbs and their encoding frames. As of 2023, the database presents data for 92 languages, mainly spoken in Northern Eurasia. The database is based on a questionnaire containing 130 predicates given in context. Language-particular encoding frames are identified based on the devices (such as cases, adpositions, and verbal indices) involved in encoding two predefined arguments of each predicate (e.g. ‘Peter’ and ‘the dog’ in ‘Peter is afraid of the dog’). In each language, one class of verbs is identified as transitive. The goal of the project is to explore the ways in which bivalent verbs can be split between the transitive and different intransitive valency classes.