15 November 2022

The III International Linguistic Summit started at the Institute of Philology and Intercultural Communication of Kazan Federal University

On November 14, 2022, the Institute of Philology and Intercultural Communication, KFU held first meetings of the III International Linguistic Summit.
The Kazan International Linguistic Summit is an event of great significance for the entire world linguistic community. In 2022 it includes two major linguistic events: the International Scientific Conference “Modern Linguistics: Theory and Practice” and the Linguistic Methodological Festival “Language Trends and Methodological Innovations”.
The plenary session was opened by the director of the Center for Linguistics and Professional Communication of the Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation Gennady G. Slyshkin with a report on one of the most pressing topics of modern reality: “State communication policy and linguistic aspects of national security”. As part of the plenary session, the reports of the Vice-Rector for Science of the Moscow State Linguistic University Olga I. Kamaludinovna “Methods of multimodal analysis of oral communication: opportunities and limitations”, professor of the State Institute of the Russian Language named after  A.S. Pushkin (Moscow) Vladimir I. Karasik “Participation as a linguocognitive phenomenon”, acting Head of the Department of Russian Historical Lexicology and Lexicography of the Institute of Linguistic Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences Georgy A. Molkov (St. Petersburg) “The influence of ancient Russian ordinary writing on book writing in the 13th century.”

In addition to the plenary sessions, three sessions were held on the first day of the summit: “Computer and Corpus Linguistics”, “Paleo-Russian Studies and Digital Humanities”, “Cognitive Linguistics”. During the sessions, reports were made both in Russian and in English. The presentations of the participants were followed by a discussion.
At the first session, presentations on a wide range of subjects were made. The topics were dedicated to the problems of semantics in the framework of corpus research, digital literacy in linguistic and cognitive research, annotation of corpus on various topics, as well as modern capabilities of search engines.
Within the framework of the section “Paleo-Russian Studies and Digital Humanities”, 8 reports were made. The session opened by the Candidate of Philology, Leading Researcher of the Department of Linguistic Source Studies and the History of the Russian Literary Language of the Institute of the Russian Language. V.V. Vinogradov of the Russian Academy of Sciences Yana A. Penkova by report on the topic periphrastic constructions with inchoatives and with an auxiliary “буду” in Russian writing of the 16th-17th centuries were considered as a dynamic system of competing forms. The session of the section was completed by Oleg F. Zholobov, Doctor of Philology, Professor, Professor of the Department of Applied and Experimental Linguistics, IPIC KFU, with the report “Verbs-pronouns in the Old Russian language (based on the material of the Manuscript historical corpus)”. The conference participants called the meeting “chamber” and expressed the hope that the tradition of devoting one of the sections of the Kazan Linguistic Summit to the problems of Paleo-Slavistics would turn become regular.
The session on cognitive linguistics was distinguished by a variety of topics, reports were made on the gender characteristics of various types of texts, features of linguistic personality, new interesting ways were outlined in the study of various concept spheres, cognitive aspects of translation.
The first day ended with a traditional session for every Kazan Summit: presentations by the editors of scientific journals. The audience listened with gratitude to the recommendations of Olga V. Dekhnich, editor-in-chief of the scientific journal “Scientific Result. Questions of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics” (DB Scopus), who made a presentation on the topic “Modern Journal of Linguistics: Scientific Ethics and Quality of Content”, as well as Natalya V. Novospassskaya, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, and Olesya V. Lazareva, Executive Secretary of the scientific journal “Vestnik Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia. Series: Theory of language. Semiotics. Semantics” (DB Scopus) with the report “The experience of promoting a scientific journal in international citation databases”.
The participants of the Summit mentioned high quality of information and scale of the plenary presentations, the relevance and significance of the session reports, the importance of the scientific editors’ recommendations. The work of all meetings of the first day of the Summit, according to the general assessment, was distinguished by high efficiency.