Call for papers

Dear Colleagues!

The international conference “Actual Problems of Functional Grammar”, in honour of A. V. Bondarko’s 90th anniversary, will be held on November 16–18, 2020 in the Department of the Theory of Grammar, Institute for Linguistic Studies RAS. It is expected to discuss the following issues:

  1. Functional grammar as one of the theoretical directions of linguistics: comparison with other functional and formal models.
  2. A. V. Bondarko and St. Petersburg School of Functional Grammar: ideas, concepts, methods.
  3. Anthropocentric elements of grammar: of the participants of communication in speech production.
  4. Ontogenesis of speech: children’s first language acquisition.
  5. The grammar of functional-semantic fields and categorial situations as one of the areas of functionalism: the modern stage of development.
  6. The theory of categorial situations and the construction grammar: common principles and differences in the scope of application.
  7. The theory of grammatical categories.
  8. Russian tense-aspect system in comparison with the data of other languages.
  9. Use of functional analysis in the methodology of language teaching.
  10. Functioning of grammatical categories in dialogic speech.
  11. Functional methods for the study of Slavic languages.
  12. Interpretational potential of grammatical units and constructions.
  13. Interaction between functional-grammatical categories.
  14. History of Russian from the functionalistic point of view.

The conference will include plenary and sectional presentations, as well as a poster session. The working languages of the conference are Russian and English. To participate in the conference, we would ask you to send your abstracts indicating the section by June 01, 2020 to The name of the abstract file should be the author’s surname.

Requirements for abstracts

  1. The length of the abstract: 1800 characters.
  2. Font: Times New Roman, 12 pt, spacing: single, paragraph indent: 1.25.
  3. Page format: A4, margins: 2 cm above and below, 3 cm from the left, 1.5 cm from the right.
  4. Before the title: author’s name, degree, affiliation, city and country, e-mail.
  5. The title of the abstract: bold, centered.
  6. Examples are given in italics.
  7. References in the text are given in square brackets in the format [Bauer, Valera 2005: 18; Clark 2009; Kazakovskaya 2019], at the end of the text according to the following model:
    Bauer L., Valera S. Conversion or zero-derivation: an introduction // Approaches to Conversion / Zero-derivation. Münster; NY, 2005. P. 7–19.
    Clark E. First Language Acquisition. Cambridge, 2009.
    Kazakovskaya V. Child nominal derivation and parental input: Evidence from morphology-rich Russian // International Journal of Cognitive Research in Science, Engineering and Education. 2019. No. 7 (1). P. 121–129.

The organizing committee reserves the right to select abstracts based on double anonymous peer review. Abstracts will be published online in the author’s edition. Unfortunately, we cannot reimburse travel and accommodation costs of the participants from other cities. Selected papers can be printed as an article in Acta Linguistica Petropolitana after peer review under general conditions.

The organizing committee will have considered applications by July 1, 2020 and will notify you of our decision. We will be glad to see you among the participants of the conference.