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III International scientific conference "Language and Culture"
II International scientific conference "Language and Culture"
I International scientific conference "Language and Culture"



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Moscow, Institute of Foreign Languages

23 - 25 September, 2005

Dear Colleagues,

The Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages, the Department of Language and Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the "Journal of Philology" have great pleasure in inviting you to attend the International Conference "Language and Culture" in Moscow, 23 - 25 September 2005.

The conference organisers:

  • Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages
  • Russian Academy of Linguistics
  • Journal of Philology

The Organising Committee:


  • Academician Evgeny P. Chelyshev
  • Professor of Lausanne University Ian Kirby, Switzerland
  • Emma F.Volodarskaya, Chancellor of the Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages, Editor-in-Chief of the "Journal of Philology"
  • Professor Anatoly V. Torkunov, Chancellor of Moscow State Institute of International Relations (Ministry of Foreign Affairs - University), Doctor of Political Science


  • Academician V.A. Vinogradov, Director of the Institute of Linguistics of the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Academician V.M. Alpatov, Deputy director of the Institute for Oriental Studies
  • Academician Vida Yu. Mikhalchenco


  • Nicolas Ostler President of Foundation for Endangered Languages
  • Tom Eason, Cambridge University
  • Jane Roberts, Prof. Of King's College London
  • Andrew Breeze, Prof., Navarra University of Pamplona, Spain
  • Marina L. Remnyova, Prof., Dean of the Philology Department of Moscow State University
  • Evelina N. Shevyakova, Ph. D.
  • Magomed I. Isaev, Academician
  • Yury S. Stepanov, Academician
  • Irina G. Sorokina, executive secretary
  • Amet A. Volodarsky, executive secretary

Conference secretaries:

  • Albina Epikhina
  • Anna Loginova
  • Ekaterina Zemlyakova
  • Olga Mazneva
Note for Speakers:

Duration of the Plenary Session presentations will be 20 min, of the Working Groups - 15 min. The abstracts of the papers will have been published by the date the conference commences. A collection of papers is due to be published as Proceedings of the Third International Conference "Language and Culture" in a special edition of the "Journal of Philology" after the conference.

Should you wish to participate in the conference let us have a copy of the abstract of your paper (1 page) with a copy on a compact disc or e-mail it to us not later than the 1st of April, 2005.

The conference aims to reflect many aspects of Language, Culture and related Sciences in the following Working Groups:

  1. Russian in modern times: Russian as the national language of the Russians; Russian on the post-Soviet territories; Russian as a world language
  2. World and national languages, the modes of their development and their functions in the contemporary world, the proccess of globalisation and the fate of minor languages
  3. Theoretical and Applied Linguistics
  4. Cultural Studies. Languages and Cultures
  5. Sociolinguistics and Psycholinguistics
  6. Translation and lexicography
  7. Literature and Art at the turn of the century: historical fates and perspectives
  8. Language teaching
  9. Common questions of history, archeology, paleography and linguistics
  10. Language planning and legislation

The Organizing Committee offers a special social programme both to conference participants and accompanying persons. The enclosed enrolment form and an abstract of the presentation should be sent to MIFL:

Address: Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages 11 Bolshoy Trekhgorny Pereulok, Moscow 123022 RUSSIA

Visas, invitations and social programme are dealt with in the International Department of MIFL.

To obtain visas participants should send the copy of the first page of their passports to the International Department of MIFL: fax +7(095) 205-76-11, e-mail:

Address: Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages 11 Bolshoy Trekhgorny Pereulok, Moscow 123022 RUSSIA
Tel: +7(095) 205-76-11, 632-25-33, 125-14-40
The deadline for acceptance of abstracts is the 10th of May, 2005
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