photo: Michil YAKOVLEV / NEFU Newsroom
- 28 June 2021
NEFU: participants of the International Laboratory will take methodological training courses
Summer Scientific School "Methodology of Sociolinguistic Research" has started at North-Eastern Federal University. As a result, expeditions will be organized to collect material on the linguistic ecology of the Arctic.
This is the first major event under the grant of the Russian Government "Preservation of Linguistic and Cultural Diversity and Sustainable Development of the Arctic and Subarctic of the Russian Federation", said the organizer of the event, Professor of NEFU Institute of Foreign Philology and Regional Studies Lyudmila Zamorshchikova. “The purpose of the summer school is scientific and methodological training, first of all, for young employees of the International Laboratory “Linguistic Ecology of the Arctic”. The school will cover general issues and methods of sociolinguistic research, methods of field linguistics, collection and processing of material,” she said.
Sociolinguistics is a science developing at the intersection of linguistics, sociology, social psychology and ethnography. The professor explained: "Sociolinguistics includes a wide range of issues such as language and nation, linguistic situation, shift and transformation, the relationship between social and linguistic structures, language support and revitalization programs and others."
The school is being held within the framework of the project "Preservation of Linguistic and Cultural Diversity and Sustainable Development of the Arctic and Subarctic of the Russian Federation". According to the school coordinator, associate professor of NEFU IFPRS Marina Kysylbaikova, the participants, in addition to studying the methodology of sociolinguistic research, will take part in expeditions to collect material on the linguistic ecology of the Arctic.
The summer school is organized by the International Research Laboratory "Linguistic Ecology of the Arctic". The experts are guest lecturers from the European University at St. Petersburg, the Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg, the Institute for Linguistic Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg and the University of Chicago.