Laboratory for linguistic and cultural studies of Southern Siberia
Grant Agreement No.:
Project name: Language and ethno сultural variability of Southern Siberia in synchrony and diachrony: language аnd culture interaction
Name of the institution of higher learning: Tomsk State University
Fields of scientific research: Languages and literature
The study will focus on their interaction and will be conducted on the basis of modern linguistic, anthropologic and psycholinguistic data
and research methods that include corpus studies and psycholinguistic studies. Project objectives:
1. To reveal a detailed picture of regional languages and dialects on the basis of mass linguistic material. 2. To collect data revealing
semantic interference of the studied languages and Russian in bilinguals (around 150 000 reactions in each language: Shor , Khakas ).
3.To create new and extend the existing corpora of the languages of Southern Siberia, including Chulym, Teleut, Shor, Khakas and other
Turkic languages of the region up to 500 000 – 1 million word usages.
4. To develop and apply an analytical tool enabling a variety of search options in corpora.
5. To create a corpus of written and oral speech samples of bilinguals (550 hours of speech recordings) from the region studied.
6. To study mechanisms of language interactions in the speech of bilinguals of the studied languages via 9 behavioral experiments.
7. To develop etymological word data bases for the genealogical language groups of the region.
8. To reveal correlations among various classifying linguistic and psycholinguistic features under study and deduce basic ethno genetic
tendencies in the region.
9. To propose a model draft for corpus modeling in all territorial entity of the RF in Southern Siberia whose implementation will
contribute to the endangered local ethnic languages revitalization.
10. To present the results of the project at the International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences (2017 г.) and Annual Meeting of the
Linguistic Society of America (2018 г.)
The project originality is seen in complementing use of traditional field studies, enabling continuous monitoring of ongoing language
processes and computerized technologies increasing efficiency of the research aimed to reveal intra language changes and language
interactions. The project will result in the collection of unique linguistic data obtained by the methods of direct observation and relevant to
genetic, lingua geographic, ethno cultural and sociolinguistic classification of languages and dialects of the region. Application of corpus
and cognitive technologies will help to reveal correlations of linguistic, anthropologic and psycholinguistic parameters, defining current
state of the languages under study and the results of their interaction. The project has important methodological value as the proposed
model of interdisciplinary representation of the regional language situation might be applied for ethnolinguistic mapping and development
of language policies in regions with similar language landscape.
Dybo Anna Vladimirovna
Date of Birth: 04.06.1959
Academic degree and title: doctor of philology, corresponding member of RAS
Job Title: Institute of linguistics
Field of scientific interests:
Comparative-historical linguistics, historical typology,Ural-Altaic
languages, Nostratic languages, semantics, Indo-European
linguistics, Uralic languages, Altaic languages, Turkic languages,
Mongolic languages, Tungus-Manchu languages, dialectology,
reconstruction, Long Range comparativistics
Expert Committee Membership:
Doctoral Degree Expert Committee member in “Languages of the Russian Federation” of the Institute of Linguistics, Russian Academy of Sciences
Doctoral Degree Expert Committee member in “Theory of Linguistics” of the Institute of Linguistics, Russian Academy of Sciences
Doctoral Degree Expert Committee member in “Comparative and Typological Linguistics” of the Institute of Linguistics, Russian Academy of Sciences
Doctoral Degree Expert Committee member, in “General Linguistics; Comparative and Typological Linguistics; Languages of Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and America”
Russian Turkic Studies Committee, Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Convener
A member of the Council of Experts on Philology (the Languages of the Russian Federation) and History of Art, Federal Attestation Committee
A 2004 and 2006 awardee of the “Outstanding Young Scholars holding the Doctoral Degree” grant, awarded by the Russian Academy of Sciences