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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.

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