NEWS

27 June 2022

The paper by Elena Vilinbakhova, “Constructions with lexical repetitions as evidential strategies” (in Russian), published in the festschrift Verus convictor, verus academicus to honour Nikolai N. Kazansky.

24 June 2022

Olga Blinova and Elena Vilinbakhova presented the talk “The Database of Constructions with Lexical Repetitions RepLeCon and Inter-Annotator Agreement” at the 25th international conference “Internet and Modern Society” (IMS-2022).

22 June 2022

The paper by Victoria Escandell Vidal and Elena Vilinbakhova, “Contexto, conocimiento compartido y acomodación. A propósito de la interpretación de las tautologías” (“Context, Shared Knowledge and Accommodation. On the Interpretation of Tautologies”), published in Boletín de filología.

17 June 2022

Igor Boguslavsky and Elena Vilinbakhova presented the talk “Proper names in the scope of metalinguistic negation” (in Russian) at the 28th International Conference on Computationa Linguistics and Intellectual Technologies “Dialogue”.

30 May 2022

Victoria Escandell Vidal elected member of the Academia Europæa.

24 May 2022

Elena Vilinbakhova, Victoria Escandell Vidal and the project’s partner Natalia Zevakhina presented the talk “Constraints on evoked knowledge in nominal tautologies: evidence from corpus and experimental data” at the 10th International Symposium on Intercultural, Cognitive and Social Pragmatics (EPICS X) organised by Pablo de Olavide University in Sevilla.

18 May 2022

Daniel Tiskin presented the invited talk “Čto X, čto Y: diachrony and semantics” (in Russian) at the open meeting of the Department of General Linguistics, St Petersburg University commemorating the 108th anniversary of the birthday of Yuri Maslov.

29 April 2022

Our student external collaborators presented their talks at the 9th Conference “Language Issues: A Yound Scholar’s Perspective” organised by the Young Scientists Council at the Institute of Linguistics RAS, Moscow. On April 28th, Daria Shkaruba presented the talk “Pragmatic Accommodation in the Comprehension of Constructions with Repetitions” at the session on experimental studies of language; on April 29th, Anastasia Sakhonenko presented the talk “Identity-Establishing Tautologies in Explicative Contexts as Markers of Background Knowledge” at the session on semantics and discourse analysis (both in Russian).

18 April 2022

Our student external collaborators presented their talks at the session on general linguistics of the 25th Open Conference for Philology Students at Saint Petersburg State University: Alisa Aleshkina, ”Translation Strategies for Negative Concord in Russian and Italian: The Case of ni x, ni y“; Anastasia Sakhonenko, “The Functioning of Identity-Establishing Tautologies in Explicative Contexts”; Daria Shkaruba, “The Interpretation of Constructions with Repetitions in the Lack of Shared Background Knowledge” (all in Russian).

8 April 2022

Victoria Escandell Vidal and Elena Vilinbakhova presented the talk “La interpretación de las tautologías: conocimiento compartido, acomodación y contexto” (“The Interpretation of Tautologies: Common Knowledge, Accommodation and Context”) at the 50th Symposium and the 4th Congress of the Linguistic Society of Spain (Sociedad Española de Lingüística).

23 March 2022

Daniel Tiskin presented the talk “Čto X, čto Y: Issues in Its Syntax and Semantics” (in Russian) at the 50th International Philological Conference (IPC 2022) at Saint Petersburg State University.

26 February 2022

The Russian Science Foundation issued a press release (in Russian) concerning the work done within the project, which sparked interest among popular Russian media.

17 February 2022

The paper by Elena Vilinbakhova, Victoria Escandell Vidal and Natalia Zevakhina, “Tautologies, inferential processes and constraints on evoked knowledge”, published in Journal of Pragmatics.

29 January 2022

The review by Daniel Tiskin, “J. Bressem. Repetition in Gesture”, published in Journal of Pragmatics.

25 December 2021

The project team met over Zoom to discuss the material in preparation for publication.

8 December 2021

Elena Vilinbakhova took part in the RSF School 2.0 held within the Congress of Young Scientists at the Sirius Science and Arts Park, Sochi.

1 December 2021

The paper by the project’s partner Elena Markasova and Liu Gaochen, “I Am Who I Am: Communication and Identity”, published in Communication Studies.

20 November 2021

Daniel Tiskin presented the talk “Observations Conserning Verbal Agreement with Postverbal Material in Russian” (in Russian) at the conference “The Life of Language. The Centenary of Mikhail Panov’s Birth” organised by Vinogradov Russian Language Institute RAS.

15 October 2021

Daniel Tiskin presented the talk “Bound Readings in Russian Clauses with Lexical Repetitions” at the conference “Typology of Morphosyntactic Parameters” organised by Pushkin Russian Language Institute, Lomonosov Moscow State University and Institute of Linguistics RAS.

1 October 2021

Elena Vilinbakhova, Victoria Escandell Vidal and Natalia Zevakhina presented the talk “Stage-Level/Individual-Level Predicates Distinction in the Interpretation of Nominal Tautologies” at the thematic session on tautology within the Moscow HSE Pragmatics Workshop organised by the Higher School of Economics. Daniel Tiskin presented the talk “Two Readings of Russian Comparative Tautologies” at the same session.

22 July 2021

The project team met over Zoom to discuss their plans for publications and research.

15 July 2021

The paper by Victoria Escandell Vidal, “Relativas tautológicas y estructura informativa” (“Relative Tautologies and Information Structure”), published in Dicenda.

29 June 2021

Elena Vilinbakhova, Victoria Escandell Vidal and Natalia Zevakhina presented the talk “Evocation and tautologies: varieties and constraints” at the 17th International Pragmatics Conference (IPRA 2021) organised by the Zurich University of Applied Sciences in Winterthur, Switzerland.

19 June 2021

Elena Vilinbakhova presented the talk “Russian Comparative Constructions with Identical Word Forms” at the 27th International Conference on Computationa Linguistics and Intellectual Technologies “Dialogue”.

4 June 2021

Daniel Tiskin presented the talk “Reduplication of Russian Relative-Interrogative Pronouns, Diachronically” (in Russian) at the Second Fortunatov Readings in Karelia.

27 March 2021

The project team members and partners, Elena Babaina, Olga Borisova, Anastasia Sakhonenko, and Anastasia Shurpitskaya, presented their talks during a special meeting on lexical repetitions within the CxG session at the 8th annual conference “Language Issues: A Young Scholar’s Perspective” held by the Institute of Linguistics, Russian Academy of Sciences.

29 December 2020

The review by Daniel Tiskin, “R. Finkbeiner, U. Freywald (eds.). Exact Repetition in Grammar and Discourse”, published in Journal of Pragmatics.

28 December 2020

The project team met over Zoom to discuss how things are going as of the end of 2020.

3 December 2020

The Russian Science Foundation issued a press release (in Russian) concerning the work done within the project, which sparked the interest of various media both within and outside Russia.

21 November 2020

Daniel Tiskin presented the talk “Concerning One Non-Standard Relativisation Strategy in Contemporary Russian” (in Russian) at the 17th Conference on Typology and Grammar for Young Scholars, as well as the talk “Tautological Coordination of wh-Pronouns in Russian” (in Russian) at the 49th International Philological Conference (IPC 2020) at Saint Petersburg State University.

19 November 2020

The paper by Elena Vilinbahkova and Victoria Escandell Vidal, “Tautologies with proper names in discourse: rhetorical relations and interpretation”, published in Language & Communication.

4 November 2020

Victoria Escandell Vidal and Elena Vilinbakhova presented the talk “Nominal tautologies and evoked knowledge” at the 9th International Symposium on Intercultural, Cognitive and Social Pragmatics (EPICS IX) organised by Pablo de Olavide University in Seville.

26 October 2020

The paper by Victoria Escandell Vidal, “Tautologías nominales y conocimiento compartido”, published in the collected volume “El conocimiento compartido: Entre la pragmática y la gramática” by de Gruyter.

23 October 2020

Mikhail Kopotev and Elena Vilinbakhova presented the talk “Puzzles of Russian Tautologies: Subjectivity in the Interpretation of the Comparative Construction X kak X” (in Russian) at the conference “The Interpretation Potential of the Language System and the Creative Activity of the Speaker” organised by Novosibirsk State Pedagogical University.

8 October 2020

Elena Vilinbakhova presented the talk “Tautologies with proper names: interpretation, conveyed attitude, rhetorical relations” at the Third Semantics and Pragmatics Workshop organised by the Higher School of Economics (Moscow), reporting joint work with Victoria Escandell Vidal.

9 September 2020

Elena Vilinbakhova presented the talk “Repetitions as general knowledge evidentials” at the conference “Stance, (Inter)Subjectivity, Identity in Discourse 2020” organised by the Complutense University of Madrid.

6 September 2020

The project’s team members and partners Olga Blinova, Elena Vilinbakhova, Mikhail Kopotev, Elena Markasova and Daniel Tiskin presented their talks at the 15th annual meeting of the Slavic Linguistics Society organised by Indiana University, Bloomington.

11 August 2020

The project team met over Zoom to discuss our publication and research perspectives.

20 July 2020

The paper “Constructions, their families and their neighborhoods: the case of durak durakom ‘a fool times two’”, reporting Mikhail Kopotev’s joint work with Laura Janda and Tore Nesset, published in Russian Linguistics.

20 June 2020

Alisa Kriukova presented the talk “Constructions with Lexical Repetitions and Background Knowledge: Types and Restrictions” at the 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics and Intellectual Technologies “Dialogue”. The paper won one of the two best student paper awards and as therefore presented at the main poster session.

11 June 2020

A press release by the Russian Science Foundation is published presenting the work done within our project. Around 20 media in Russia and abroad published materials based on the release, including TASS Science, PoiskGazeta.ru, belaruspartisan.by, and 24top.kz.

1 June 2020

The review by Elena Vilinbakhova and Elena Markasova of R. Finkbeiner, U. Freywald (eds.). Exact Repetition in Grammar and Discourse. Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter Mouton, 2018, published in Voprosy Jazykoznanija.

16 March 2020

The paper by Elena Vilinbakhova and Victoria Escandell Vidal, “Interpreting nominal tautologies: dimensions of knowledge and genericity”, published in Journal of Pragmatics.

14 February 2020

At the sixth meeting of the team we set up our schedule for the annotation of other structures with lexical repetitions, such as ni X, ni Y ‘(n)eitner X (n)or Y’, conditional, relative and disjunctive tautologies. We also discussed a draft of an article on the Russian pattern X X-om (NP.NOM NP.INSTR), prepared by the project member Mikhail Kopotev in collaboration with Laura Janda and Tore Nesset.

27 December 2019

We had a New Year meeting of the team, including students Maria Serova and Anastasiya Shurpitskaya. Anastasiya is a 4th year student at the Department of General Linguistics who is writing her thesis on repetitions. We discussed the annotation parameters for the structure X kak X, lit. ‘X like X’ and their equivalents as well as our intermediate results.

9 December 2019

At the fifth meeting of the team Mikhail Kopotev gave a talk on the Russian pattern X X-om (NP.NOM NP.INSTR) , based on his joint work with Laura Janda and Tore Nesset. Besides, we had with us Maria Serova, a 3rd year student at the Department of General Linguistics who is writing her term paper on repetitions.

28 November 2019

Elena Vilinbakhova gave an invited talk, “Repeticiones en la comunicación” at the Complutense University of Madrid.

25 November 2019

Elena Vilinbakhova gave an invited talk, “Repeticiones lingüísticas: diversidad, funciones e interpretación” at the Universilty of Alcalá.

1 November 2019

We had our fourth meeting, in which we discussed the annotation parameters for the structure X tak X, lit. ‘X so X’ and their equivalents.

18 October 2019

Mikhail Kopotev presented a joint work with Laura Janda and Tore Nesset at the Philological Readings at Novosibirsk State Pedagogical University.

16 October 2019

Daniel Tiskin presented the talk “Identical contrastive topics in Russian” at the conference “Typology of Morphosyntactic Parametres” held at the Institute of Linguistics of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Pushkin State Russian Language Institute.

5 October 2019

Elena Vilinbakhova and Mikhail Kopotev presented the talk “Subjectivity in the Russian constructions ‘zima kak zima’ and ‘leto tak leto’” at Constructional and Lexical Semantic Approaches to Russian VI at the Institute for Linguistic Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

16 September 2019

We had our third meeting. Daniel Tiskin gave a talk on negative concord in Russian, based on his two recent conference presentations, followed by Olga Borisova and Elena Babaina who told us about their work on the multilingual collection of structures with lexical repetitions.

11 September 2019

Daniel Tiskin presented the talk “Negative Concord Junction in Russian” at the 14th Meeting of the Slavic Linguistics Society held at University of Potsdam.

21 August 2019

Daniel Tiskin went to Leipzig to give the talk “Evolution of Negative Concord: The Case of the Russian ni” at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea.

16 August 2019

Mikhail Kopotev and Elena Vilinbakhova presented the talk entitled “Secrets of Russian tautology: syntax, semantics, pragmatics” at the 21st Conference of Scandinavian Slavists at the University of Eastern Finland.

12 August 2019

We gathered for the second meeting of our team and discussed syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic parameters for annotating equative tautologies in our multilingual collection of structures with lexical repetitions.

30 July 2019

Daniel Tiskin created a website for our project: https://www.lexicalrepetitions.com.

15 July 2019

We had the first meeting of our team, which began with the presentation of the members and their research directions within the project followed by a discussion of our team plans for the nearest future.