Laura Janda's conference presentations

Out of This World, a short course on constructed languages at Princeton University. Feb3A, Feb3B

"Scalar reality and linguistic categories"”, for “Minä ja muut: A Scholar in the making", a symposium on the occasion of the 60th birthday of Marja-Liisa Helasvuo, Tartu, Estonia, August 2022.

Slavistmøte 2022: SMARTool presentation, Constructicon presentation

“Scaling up a constructicon: strategies for semantic classification and data management”, invited lecture at the University of Turku, pptx, pdf, April 29, 2022.

“Russian's ICONic constructICON”, co-authored with Anna Endresen, invited lecture at Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (online), pptx, pdf, video recording, November 9, 2021.

“Following the paths of Slavic aspectual prefixes”, invited lecture at Hokkaido University (online), pptx, pdf, October 27, 2021.

“Taking inflection out of the paradigm box: the intersection of inflected forms and constructions”, pptx, pdf, invited plenary for the International Conference of the Polish Cognitive Linguistics Association, Łódź, Poland (online), September 2021.

“TROLLing for linguistic data / Strategic targeting of rich inflectional morphology for linguistic analysis and L2 acquisition”, pptx, pdf, invited plenary for Language Technology and Data Analysis Laboratory (LADAL) Workshop, September 2021.

“How to build a constructicon in five years: The Russian recipe”, pptx, pdf, co-authored with Anna Endresen, Valentina Zhukova, Daria Mordashova, and Ekaterina Rakhilina. At the 11th International Conference on Construction Grammar in Antwerp, Belgium (online). August 2021.

“Rik morfologi og kognitive realiteter”, NORKOG conference at UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, Norway, June 2021.

“How to build a constructicon in five years: The Russian recipe”, at the Slavic Cognitive Linguistics Conference, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø (online), June 2021.

“Našli razvlečenie! Patterns of Assessment and Attitude constructions in Russian”, co-authored with Anna Endresen, at the Slavic Cognitive Linguistics Conference, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø (online), June 2021.

“Verb classifiers – not so exotic after all? The case of Russian” pptx, pdf, an invited talk for the Brazilian Linguistic Association (, a permanent series of virtual talks: Abralin ao Vivo – Linguists Online: video of my talk 19.05.2021.

“Jak vidíme vid z perspektivy kognitivní lingvistiky”, an invited lecture at Univerzita Palackého in Olomouc, Czech Republic (online). 29.04.2021.

Verb Classifiers in Slavic Languages, presentation for POLAR Lab at UiT The Arctic University of Norway, November 2020, pptx, pdf

“Engaging, retaining, and graduating linguists: some thoughts about how to bring up the next generation”, invited lecture for seminar entitled Teaching Linguistics in the 2020s at the University of Tartu (online), pptx, pdf

Kazan International Linguistic Summit “Challenges and Trends in World Linguistics”, 2020: “Далеко пойти на малом материале: стратегическое усвоение иностранных языков”. powerpoint video

“Русский вид: категория без категорических границ”, invited plenary lecture, at the conference entitled Взаимодействие аспекта со смежными категориями, St. Petersburg, Russia, May 2020.

Русские парадигмы: исследование корпусных данных, проведение компьютерного эксперимента и создание нового ресурса для усвоения русской морфологии (pptx, pdf), an invited guest lecture, 18 September, Институт иностранных языков, ПЕТРОЗАВОДСКИЙ ГОСУДАРСТВЕННЫЙ УНИВЕРСИТЕТ, Petrozavodsk and 26 September Высшая школа экономики.

1. konference České asociace kognitivní lingvistiky Prague Czech Republic, 21-22 November, 2019. “Vid stejný a jiný: španělština a ruština”, co-authored with Antonio Fábregas. ppt, pdf

Slavic Cognitive Linguistics Conference, at Harvard U, 12-14 October, 2019. “Sometimes Russian is More Perfective Than Spanish”, ppt, pdf. “The Strategic Mastery of Russian Tool (SMARTool): A Usage-Based Approach to Acquiring Russian Vocabulary and Morphology”, co-authored with Valentina Zhukova and Francis M. Tyers, ppt, pdf.

Det 21:a Nordiska Slavistmötet in Joensuu, Finland 14-18 August 2019. “SMARTool = Strategic Mastery of Russian Tool: En ny måte å lære russiske paradigmer på/Новый метод для усвоения русских парадигм”, co-authored with Valentina Zhukova (English version: ppt, pdf). Круглый стол -- Русский Конструктикон: достижения и трудности Участники: Екатерина Рахилина, Лора Янда, Туре Нессет, Валентина Жукова, Всеволод Капацинский

15th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Nishinomiya, Japan, August 6-11 or 21-27, 2019. Hosted by Kwansei Gakuin University. “Paradigms: cognitive plausibility and pedagogical application”, co-authored with Francis M. Tyers, ppt, pdf. “North Sámi Possessive Constructions in the Era of Truth and Reconciliation”, co-authored with Lene Antonsen, ppt, pdf, for Theme Session on Cognitive Linguistics & Indigenous Languages.

V Congreso internacional "Jornadas Andaluzas de Eslavística" in Granada, Spain July 9-11, 2019. “Learning Russian Wordforms the SMART way”. ppt, pdf

Sámegiela ja sámi girjjálašvuođa symposia in Oulu, Finland November 14-16, 2018. "Earutkeahtes oamasteapmi, nugo boahtá ovdan davvisámi aviisateavsttain", co-authored with Lene Antonsen

SLAVICORP Conference in Prague, Czech Republic, September 24-26, 2018. “Parts Give More Than Wholes: Paradigms from the Perspective of Corpus Data”, co-authored with Francis M. Tyers, pptx, pdf

TWIRLL: Targeting Wordforms in Russian Language Learning”, co-authored with Tore Nesset and Valentina Zhukova, at 25th Anniversary of collaboration between UiT The Arctic University in Norway and Russia in Tromsø, Norway, September 2018.ppt

“The constructional semantics of aspect in Russian”, co-authored with Robert J. Reynolds, at a conference entitled Constructional semantics: Cognitive, functional and typological approaches, in Helsinki, August 2018. ppt, pdf

“The Relationship of Context to Aspect in Russian: An Experiment”, co-authored with Robert Reynolds. An invited lecture at the Slavischen Seminar der Universität Tübingen, July 2018

Symposium: “Past Events: The Remote Past and Recent Past” in St. Petersburg, Russia. [Postponed indefinitely]

“Representing events in Russian: How much is compulsory and how much is open to construal?”, co-authored with Robert J. Reynolds, an invited lecture at Princeton University, March 2018.

“Strategic Teaching of Russian Word Forms Instead of Paradigms”, co-authored with Francis M. Tyers, invited lecture at Princeton University, March 2018.

Princeton University Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication, February 2018. “Indigenous Literature and Perspectives on Reindeer, Art, and Politics in the High North”.

International Conference on Constructionist Approaches to Language Pedagogy at the University of Texas at Austin, February 15-17, 2018. “Teaching Inflection Without Paradigms” (with Francis M. Tyers), pptx, pdf; “Realistic input for L2 learners: Constructions with Russian motion verbs” (with Tore Nesset); “A Constructicon for Learners of Russian” (with Ekaterina Rakhilina, Olga Lyashevskaya, Tore Nesset and Francis M. Tyers), pptx, pdf; “The Big Challenges with Small Numerals in Russian: Linguistic Complexity and Corpus Evidence” (poster with Tore Nesset), ppt, pdf

Smithsonian Institution, Invited talk, February 5, 2018.“Discrimination and loss of complexity in an indigenous language: Possessive suffixes in North Saami”, co-authored with Lene Antonsen, pptx, pdf

AATSEEL conference in Washington DC, February 1-4, 2018. “Constructing Linguistic Reality: The Yggur Language” ppt and pdf, and “Russian aspect in context” ppt, pdf (with Rob Reynolds), and “TWIRRLL Workshop: Targeting Word forms In Research-based Russian Language Learning”, an Advanced Seminar (with Francis Tyers and Rob Reynolds), TWIRLL presentation in ppt and pdf; Lists for participants in docx and pdf

Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, UT, January 2018. “The Big Challenges with Small Numerals in Russian: Linguistic Complexity and Corpus Evidence”, co-authored with Tore Nesset. Poster

Invited lecture at Harvard University, October 2017. “Why our language textbooks are like overstuffed suitcases”, co-authored with Francis M. Tyers, ppt, pdf

Invited lecture at Brown University, November 2017. “What happens to a language under pressure: discriminatory language policy and language change in North Saami” (with Lene Antonsen), ppt, pdf

Slavic Cognitive Linguistics Conference Thursday, October 12 through Saturday, October 14, 2017 in St. Petersburg, Russia.“Does Russian Have Full Paradigms?” co-authored with Francis M. Tyers. ppt, pdf, and “А мы возьми и начни его строить: The Russian Constructicon”, co-authored with Olga Lyashevskaya, Tore Nesset, Ekaterina Rakhilina, and Francis M. Tyers. ppt, pdf

Presentation for Adele Goldberg’s Language Discussion Group at Princeton University, October 6, 2017, “Are paradigms learnable? A view from Russian”, ppt, pdf

Cognitive Linguistics in the Year 2017 in Rzeszów, Poland, September 21-23, 2017. Plenary talk: “From Magical Thinking to a Usage-Based Model: Slavic Aspect Through the Prism of Cognitive Linguistics”. ppt, pdf

14th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Tartu, Estonia, July 10-14 or 17-21, 2017. Plenary talk: “Aspects of Aspect” ppt, pdf. You can view a video of the entire talk here:

III International “Jazyk i metod/Język i metoda” conference in Kraków, Poland, 17-19 May, 2017. “Как нам разобраться? Глагольный вид в Бермудском треугольнике”, pdf version

The 6th conference of the Scandinavian Association for Language and Cognition, April 20-22. “Russian Verbs Across Aspect and Genre” ppt, pdf

Lingvistika Praha 2016, Prague, Czech Republic, December 9, 2016. “Malé poměry, velké změny: Language variation and change in North Saami”, pdf, handout

Jazykovědné sdružení Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, December 8, 2016. “Yggurština pro samouky”, pdf, handout

Co se děje v češtině: Workshop on variation and change in Czech, Prague, Czech Republic, December 8, 2016. ppt, pdf, handout

“Predicting Russian Aspect: A corpus study and an experiment”, pdf, handout, invited lecture at the University of Leiden, December 7, 2016.

Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic, October 20-21, 2016. “Who kissed who? Constructing a language for learners, teachers and researchers” (ppt, pdf), Keynote Speech at CHALLENGES OF FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING VII conference

Brno, October 17-19, 2016. Cognitive Linguistics in Brno conference. Aspect.ppt, Aspect.pdf, Introducing Construction Grammar.ppt, Introducing Construction Grammar.pdf, Methodological Issues.ppt, Methodological Issues.pdf, Synonymy.ppt, Synonymy.pdf, Word Classes.ppt, Word Classes.pdf

Turku, August 25-26 2016. Time and Language conference (SKY): “How learnable is Russian aspect?” abstract, ppt, pdf

Stockholm, August 17-21 2016. 20. Slavistmøte. Conference website, Location: Ersta konferenscentrum: “Slaviske prefikser som verbklassifikatorer: typologisk sammenligning” ppt, pdf

Moscow, May 2016. “The Classification of Event Structures in Russian” ppt; pdf, at a conference entitled “Events in Communication and Cognition” at the Moscow State Linguistic University

Seoul, Korea Sept 30-Oct 9 2015. Korean Association of Russian Studies: A verb classifier hypothesis for Slavic prefixes (ppt, pdf); How to publish in top-ranked journal (ppt, pdf). Humanities seminar “Cognitive Approach to Issues in Russian Linguistics”: 1) Introduction to Cognitive Linguistics (ppt, pdf), 2) Quantitative Methods in Cognitive Linguistics (ppt, pdf), 3) Grammatical Profiles and Aspect (ppt, pdf), 4) The Meaning of Russian Verbal Prefixes (ppt, pdf)

SALC V The Fifth Conference of the Scandinavian Association for Language and Cognition, Hosted by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, August 19-21 2015. “Do Vocatives Constitute a Separate Part of Speech? A Comparison of Russian and North Saami Data” by Laura A. Janda and Lene Antonsen (ppt, pdf) and “Do “Particles” Deserve to be Classified as a Part of Speech? A View from Russian” by Tyers, F. M., Endresen, A., Reynolds, R. & Janda, L. A. (ppt, pdf)

Slavic Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Universities of Sheffield and Oxford, UK, 9 - 13 December 2015. “A Far North Perspective on the ‘New’ Vocative in Russian”, co-authored with Lene Antonsen. ppt, pdf, Welcome statement, TROLLing presentation

Northumbria, UK, July 20-25, 2015. 13th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference. “The Radial Category as an Emergent Structure”, co-authored with Hanne Eckhoff and Tore Nesset pdf, TROLLing demonstration pdf, Theory and Method panel pdf

Moscow invited lectures: “Possession in North Saami: Rich Morphology in Competition with an Analytic Construction” ppt, pdf, handout; “The use of statistics in cognitive linguistics” ppt, pdf; “How to place your article in a top-ranked linguistics journal” ppt

Brno invited lectures: Publishing in an International Journal, Cognitive Linguistics in the Year 2015, History of Cognitive Linguistics, Statistics in Cognitive Linguistics

Tromsø, Norway, November 28, 2014. Novemberseminaret i russisk. “Felttog mot partikler/Поход на частицы” with Francis Tyers, Rob Reynolds, Anna Endresen.

Tromsø, Norway, November 26-27, 2014. Munin Conference on Scholarly Publishing. My presentation: TROLLing: Open Data for Linguists; pdf version

Prague, 21 October 2014. Měl Dostál pravdu? Nový empirický přístup k vidu ve staroslověnštině, pdf version.

Budapest, 16–17 October 2014. Construal and Grounding conference. “Possession in North Saami: Rich Morphology in Competition with an Analytic Construction”, co-authored with Lene Antonsen, pdf version; handout, pdf version

Tromsø, Norway, June 20-21, 2014. NORKOG: Kognitivt sommerseminar 2014. “Possessivkonstruksjoner i nordsamisk”, co-authored with Lene Antonsen. ppt, pdf

Verb profiling workshop. 4 Languages overview, Russian verbs, N. Saami data

TROLLing launch June 18, 2014. ppt

TROLLing pre-launch workshop

Granada, Spain, June 4-6, 2014. Andalusian Symposia on Slavic Studies. “Extending the Verb Classifier Hypothesis: Aspectual Prefixes as Sortal Classifiers in Slavic and Procedural Prefixes as Mensural Classifiers in East Slavic and Bulgarian”, co-authored with Stephen M. Dickey. ppt, pdf

Turku, May 8-10, 2014. XLI Kielitieteen päivät/41st Finnish Conference of Linguistics. “Possessive constructions in North Saami”, co-authored with Lene Antonsen. pdf

Krakow, May 7-9 2014. Язык и метод. Русский язык в лингвистических исследованиях XXI века. Мой доклад: Лингвистические профили: квантитативный подход к теоретическим вопросам, pdf

Boston, MA, February 15-17, 2014. Slavic Cognitive Linguistics Conference at Harvard U. “Marginal words in Russian: Transparent, but not acceptable”, co-authored with Anna Endresen.

Sámegiela ja sámi girjjálašvuođa symposia 26.–27.11.2013 Sámi allaskuvllas Guovdageainnus. “Oamasteapmi davvisámi girjjálašvuođas”, co-authored with Lene Antonsen.

Dubrovnik Fall School in Linguistic Methods, October 20–26, 2013. Monday: What is Cognitive Linguistics?, Radial Category Networks: Some Examples, Linguistic Profiling. Wednesday: A History of Cognitive Linguistics, Metaphor and Metonymy in grammar, Use of Statistics in Cognitive Linguistics. Extra: Publishing in a Niveau 2 Linguistics Journal, Rival Forms

Stockholm, 17.-18-10.2013. Invited speaker. Linguistic Profiles for Investigations of Form and Meaning, Linguistic Profiles Handout; Publishing in a top-ranked linguistics journal, example of revisions; News We Can Use: Implementing Research Results in Language Learning

Leuven, 12.-14.2013: 5th Conference on Quantitative Investigations in Theoretical Linguistics. ppt, pdf

Bergen, 07.-11.08.2013: Det 19. nordiske slavistmøte

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, June 23-28, 2013 International Cognitive Linguistics Conference. Deadline for abstracts: Nov 1, 2012

Boston, Massachussetts, January 3-6, 2013: AATSEEL conference: “Using ‘here’ and ‘now’ to establish blended joint attention in Russian”, co-authored with Tore Nesset, Henning Andersen, Anna Endresen, Anastasia Makarova, Francis Steen, Mark Turner; “Russian ‘Purely Aspectual’ Prefixes are a Verb Classifier System”, co-authored with Anna Endresen, Julia Kuznetsova, Olga Lyashevskaya, Anastasia Makarova, Tore Nesset, and Svetlana Sokolova

University of Uppsala, Sweden, December 2012: Opponent at dissertation defense, plus 1 or 2 lectures

University of Texas, December 2012: “Metonymy in Word-Formation: A comparison of Czech, Russian, and Norwegian”; “Language Variation in a Complex Contact Situation: Ambipositions and Possessive Constructions in North Sámi”, co-authored with Lene Antonsen and Biret Ánne Bals Baal

Albuquerque, New Mexico, November 1-3, 2012: 10th High Desert Linguistics Society Conference: “A Radial Category Profiling Analysis of North Sámi Ambipositions”. ppt, pdf, handout

Zagreb, Croatia, September 27-28, 2012: Slavic Cognitive Linguistics Conference 2012: 1) “The Many Faces of БЫТИ: What Was That Verb Doing in OCS?”, co-authored with Hanne Martine Eckhoff and Tore Nesset; 2) “Slavic Perfectivizing Prefixation as a Verb Classifier System”, co-authored with Stephen M. Dickey

Lawrence, Kansas, August 25-27, 2012: Slavic Linguistics Society Meeting, August 25-27. Grammatical Profiles and the Aspect of OCS verbs (presentation), handout

Irkutsk: ФЕСТИВАЛЬ СЛАВЯНСКИХ ЯЗЫКОВ НА БАЙКАЛЕ 2012: “Роль метонимии в словообразовании” (handout as doc, handout as pdf; presentation as ppt, presentation as pdf); “Грамматическая семантика славянских языков в культурно-сопоставительном аспекте” (handout as doc, handout as pdf; presentation as ppt, presentation as pdf)

Washington, DC, Oct 14-16, 2011: SCLA 2011

Xi'an, July 11-17, 2011: International Cognitive Linguistic Conference: “The Metaphorical Shape of Actions: Verb Classifiers in Russian”, with Tore Nesset (ppt, ppt.pdf; handout, handout.pdf); “Linguistic Theory in the Information Age: The Case of Allomorphy”(ppt, ppt.pdf; handout, handout.pdf)

Beijing, June 29-July 8, 2011: China International Forum on Cognitive Linguistics. Titles for my lectures.
  • Series Title: Cognitive Linguistics as an Empirical Science
  • 1. From Cognitive Linguistics to Cultural Linguistics: How Cognitive Categories Reflect Culture (ppt/pdf, handout/pdf)
  • 2. Conceptual Overlap and the Illusion of Semantic Emptiness (ppt/pdf, handout/pdf)
  • 3. Metaphor in Grammar: Conceptualization of Time (ppt/pdf, handout/pdf)
  • 4. Metonymy in Grammar: Word-Formation (ppt/pdf, handout/pdf)
  • 5. Constructional Profiles: What Grammatical Constructions Tell us about the Meanings of Words (ppt/pdf, handout/pdf)
  • 6. Grammatical Profiles: What Inflectional Forms Tell us about Lexicon and Grammar (ppt/pdf, handout/pdf)
  • 7. Semantic Maps: Do they Reveal a Universal Underlying Conceptual Space? (ppt/pdf, handout/pdf)
  • 8. Pedagogical Applications of Research into Embodied Grammar (ppt/pdf)
  • 9. Linguistic Concepts as Prototype-Based Categories: Reexamining Allomorphy (ppt/pdf, handout/pdf)
  • 10. The Paradigm as a Radial Category (ppt/pdf, handout/pdf)
  • CASTL, March 17, 2011 ppt

    Oslo, Nov 4, 2010: Gettting published in (Cognitive) Linguistics at Seminar i kognitiv lingvistikk, my ppt, my example of an author response

    Providence, RI October 9-11, 2010: SCLA 2010; Nesset/Janda presentation: Are Paradigms Radial Categories?, handout; Workshop presentation: How to get published in Cognitive Linguistics, example cover letter.

    Aarhus 2010: Workshop on Syntax & Morphology

    Helsinki 2010: Theoretical Convergence & Divergence in Linguistics; My presentation: The journal Cognitive Linguistics: Convergence & Practice; example text

    Tammerfors 2010: Nordiska Slavistmøtet, 18-22 August. slavistmotet2010"krøllalfa" Information brochure; click here for information on submission, accommodations, etc.

    Bergen, June 3-4, 2010 Kognitivt sommerseminar. my ppt, my handout

    Petersburg, May 26-31, 2010: The Russian Verb. Formal and contrastive approaches to aspect, tense and mood in Russian. invitation. my ppt, my handout

    Tartu 2010:
  • “Attentuated agency in Russian”, co-authored with Dagmar Divjak, ppt, handout, Questionnaire in English, Questionnaire in Russian
  • “Russian RAZ-: A case of semantic camouflage”, with Tore Nesset ppt, handout
  • “A metonymic model of word-formation”, ppt, handout
  • Prague 2009: Slavic Cognitive Linguistics Association conference, October 16-18, 2009
  • Lecture for Fakulta: Kvantitativní metody pro kulturní lingvistiku: ppt version, pdf version, handout
  • Lecture for Kruh přátel jazyka českého: Metafora a metonymie v české mluvnici: ppt version, pdf version, handout
  • Lecture for SCLA: Building words via metonymy: ppt version, pdf version, handout
  • Oslo 2009: Russian in Contrast September 17-19, 2009. Organizer: Atle Grønn. Staying at Thon Spectrum Hotel. my ppt pdf version my handout

    Zadar 2009: Slavic Linguistics Society conference, September 3-6, 2009. (contact: Damir Cavar dcavar"alfakrøll" my ppt, pdf version, handout

    Cortona 2009: International Summer School on Embodied Language Games and Construction Grammar, abstract, my ppt, pdf version, my handout

    Helsinki 2009: Case in and across languages SKY, Finnish Linguistics Society, August 27-29, 2009. (contact Seppo Kittila: kittila"alfakrøll", my presentation, pdf version, handout

    Hamar 2009: Kognitivt sommerseminar, Høgskolen i Hedmark, Hamar, Norway, June 2009 “Lingvistiske begrep som prototyper: (tilnærmet) komplementær distribusjon ved russiske semelfaktive verb”. my abstract; my presentation

    Tromsø 2009: Workshop on Spatial Expressions. “From going somewhere to getting things done: spatial prefixes as aspectual markers in Russian” with Tore Nesset. our abstract

    UNC Spring Linguistics Colloquium, March 21, Dey 305 abstract, presentation ppt, presentation pdf, handout

    St Petersburg 2009: Русский язык: конструкционные и лексико-семантические подходы. my presentation

    Serock 2009: Cateogrization of the World through Language, my ppt

    Symposium on linguistic categorization and the nature of linguistic categories April 23-24, 2009, UiT abstract; my ppt and my handout

    San Francisco 2008: "The role of motion verbs in the development of aspect in Russian" AATSEEL 2008, December 27-30, 2008. abstract

    Case Western 2008: Conceptual Structure, Discourse, and Language 9, October 18-20 Cleveland, OH -- withdrawn

    Pisa 2008: Invited speaker November 28, 2008. Title: "The Many Faces of Perfective Aspect in Russian". Contact Pier Marco Bertinetto: piermarco.bertinetto"alfakrøll"; Handout

    Oslo 2008: Invited lecture at Universitetet i Oslo. Title: "Case and the Construction of Meaning"

    Ohrid 2008: "Semantic Motivations for Aspectual Clusters of Russian Verbs", XIV International Congress of Slavists September 10-16

    Bielsko-Biala 2008: Plenary lecture at conference entitled "Semantic conceptions of case in Slavic languages", September 5-6, 2008. “The Case for Slavic Case”, Sept 5-6, 2008, abstract; my ppt

    Moscow 2008: "What Constructional Profiles Reveal About Synonymy and Metaphor: A Case Study of Russian words for ‘sadness’", handout. Moscow Cognitive Science Conference June 20-25, 2008

    Tromsø 2008: Kognitivt sommarseminar i Tromsø, June 16-17, 2008

    Tartu 2008: Slavic Cognitive Linguistics Association conference May 29, 2008; Estonian Cognitive Linguistics Association conference May 29-June 1, 2008. Papers: “Constructional Profiles as a Measure of Synonymy/Antonymy: ‘happiness’ and ‘sadness’ in Russian” (Handout), co-authored with Valery Solovyev, at the Theme Session on Empirical Approaches to Polysemy and Synonymy; “Semantic Maps, Discreteness, and Theoretical Assumptions” (Handout (ECLA); “The Historical Development of Aspectual Clusters in Russian” (Handout) (SCLA)

    Lodz 2008: Plenary speaker at Jezykoznawstwo kognitywne Lodz 2008, Poland April 24-26, 2008. Title of talk: "What is the role of semantic maps in cognitive linguistics?". Powerpoint; Handout.

    Moscow 2007: “Студенты-пользователи Национального корпуса русского языка” (talk delivered at Конференция "Национальный корпус русского языка и проблемы гуманитарного образования"); "Заимствованные и двувидовые глаголы в русском языке" (talk at MGU; handout)

    Tartu 2007: “From Cognitive Linguistics to Cultural Linguistics” (handout); “How to account for aspectual derivation in Russian”; “What is the Role of Semantic Maps in Linguistics” (handout); “Properties of Matter and Concepts of Time: A model for Russian Aspect” (handout); “Когнитивная модель для славянского вида” (handout); schedule in Tartu; accommodation in Tartu

    Sopot 2007: "Radial categories of constructions"; handout; presented at ICLC Parasession on Passive, Reflexive, Impersonal and Related Construction; accommodation in Sopot; Conference venue in Sopot: University of Gdansk, Conference Center [Centrum Dydaktyczno-Konferencyjne UG], ul. Piaskowa 9, Sopot; party on July 11 at Roman Kalisz' house: 6.00 pm at Gajowa 11 (lower button to press), 81 658 Gdynia

    Krakow 2007: "How Theory Informs Application and How Application Informs Theory"; presented at the 10th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference; accommodation at Dom Goscinny AGH Sienkiewiczowka, ul. Pilsudskiego 16 (map)

    Copenhagen 2007: “Verb som lånord i russisk – hvorfor er noen av dem biaspektuelle, mens andre er imperfektive?” (handout); presented at the 17. Nordiske Slavistmøde

    Living in Norway