Monday 09 June 2014 - 00:00 to Tuesday 10 June 2014 - 00:00
Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow, ul.Chayanova, 15

The British Council Russia and the Russian State University for the Humanities are pleased to announce the international Linguistic Symposium «How the changing world view is reflected in English and Russian».

This bilateral event will be held on 9–10 June 2014, as part of the UK-Russia Year of Culture 2014 hosted by the University for the Humanities.

It brings together leading philologists, foreign language teachers and methodologists, translators and other professionals from both countries, including prof. David Crystal from the UK and Maxim Krongauz from Russia as plenary speakers on the Future of Languages.

The Symposium aims to spark dialogue between UK and Russian professionals on the development of languages. This will, in turn, facilitate discussion and an opportunity for participants to share ideas on the challenges surrounding language usage and linguistic research and teaching, as well as an opportunity to identify common academic and research interests within the following content areas:

  • The evolution of languages
  • Linguistic Corpora
  • Cross-cultural communication
  • Language and cognition: language as a window to the mind
  • Literature matters and translation beyond the boundaries
  • Language teaching and methodology


Bas Aarts (University College London), Ewa Dabrowska (University of Northumbria), Graeme Trousdale (Edinburgh University), Penny Ur (Haifa University), Fiona Baker (ESOL), Svetlana Ter-Minasova (Moscow State University), Natalia Gvishiani (MSU), Olga Alexandrova (MSU), Valery Demiankov (Russian Academy of Science), Natalia Reinhold and Igor Shaitanov (Russian State University for the Humanities)

The event programme will feature plenary talks and discussions, discussion groups, open space and online coverage.

The Symposium will be held with the support of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation and Rossyiskaya Gazeta.