Topics which will not be discussed at the conference:
- Borrowing of grammatical and lexical patterns from Russian into indigenous languages of Russia.
- Radical changes in the grammar of indigenous languages under condition of language shift to Russian.
- Contact-induced features in the Russian speech of bilinguals, native speakers of indigenous languages.
- Code-switching and code-mixing.
- Grammar of Russian pidgins.
sociological aspects of language contact without any linguistic issues; non-standard varieties of Russian outside Russia or the former USSR (including heritage Russian and Russian as a foreign language); methods of correcting interference when teaching Russian; dialectal and regional features of Russian for which there is no reasonable evidence for contact-induced origin; matter borrowing and problems of etymology.
We invite participants working on languages spoken in Russia, experts in the Russian language and/or in sociolinguistics. Talks based on new field data are particularly welcome, as well as corpus-based studies.
The conference programme will include two plenary presentations and oral presentations by other conference participants (20 minutes + 10 minutes for discussion)
. The working languages are Russian
The deadline for abstract submission is 1 September 2018
. Please, send your anonymous abstracts to the e-mail address email@example.com