Open Lectures by Scientists of the Arctic University of Norway
The Institute of Foreign Languages held open lectures on corpus linguistics.
The scientists from the Arctic University of Norway (Tromso) introduced teachers and students to experimental developments in the area of the morphology of the Russian, Norwegian and other languages. In her lecture on paradigmatics Laura Janda shared the result of study into corpus data she carried out within computer experiment and told about the development of a new resource for learning Russian morphology. Her colleague Tore Nesset delivered a lecture on contrastive grammar “Compound words of Germanic languages and corresponding Russian constructions”. The lecturers accompanied their presentations with engaging visuals and data of the latest corpus computer studies. Both lectures were greatly appreciated by the audience and stirred lively discussions.
Sabina Nedbailik, Associate Professor of the Department of the German and French Languages:
“Overall, I would like to note the high level of lecturing skills of the foreign guests, their social skills and amazing audience control. We hope that these visits will continue in the future.”
Vadim Pavlov, Associate Professor of the Department of English Language of the IFL, shared his impressions:
“My most heartfelt thanks to my colleagues from the Center for Applied Linguistic Studies of the IFL for the organization of such insightful lectures by the Norwegian professors. I am sure that they were beneficial to both students, and us, the teachers. It was great to see that in our research we use the same methodological basis as the European colleagues, and thus are able to speak the same research language. The lectures of Laura and Tore inspired ideas of contrastive analysis of compound words in the English and Russian languages.”
The Director of the “Linguistics. Translation and Translation Studies” Svetlana Guseva noted that open lectures by world-class scientists diversify the educational process of the IFL students and promote interest in research activities. The resources presented by the Norwegian colleagues will contribute to the practical studies and add relevance to the course papers and theses prepared by the Linguistics students.
Liudmila Kukhareva, senior teacher of the Department of the English Language of the IFL:
“Thank you so much for the amazing and insightful lectures. The talks about contemporary research in linguistics were particularly engaging. Perhaps, in the future, our students will become RFL teachers and use knowledge in practice. I would like to express gratitude for the organization of the lectures to the Head of the Department of the German and French Languages of the IFL Irina Kotiurova and the Head of the Department of the English Language Svetlana Guseva.”
At the end of the meeting, Laura Janda and Tore Nesset left an entry in the guestbook of the Department of the English Language:
“Thank you so much for this honor to present a report here in Petrozavodsk. I was happy to see this large hall fille to the brim! I rarely see such interest in language studies. I hope I can come to you again.”
The lectures were organized by the Center for Applied Linguistic Studies of the Institute of Foreign Languages of PetrSU.