Dr A Krasovitsky

MA, PhD (Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow)

Research interests

  • Russian linguistics:
    • morphosyntax
    • phonology and phonetics
    • regional variation
    • historical change
    • Russian in contact with unrelated languages
  • South Slavonic linguistics:
    • regional variation and change in Serbian and Bulgarian (case systems)
  • Old Church Slavonic (pronominal anaphora)
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for linguistic analysis

Current research 

  • Case loss in South Slavonic.
  • Pronominal anaphora in Old Church Slavonic.
  • An interactive online learning environment for students of Russian (University of Oxford Humanities Teaching Award grant, 2016 — 2017)

Selected research projects

  • 2014–2016: The language of Russian Old Believers (funded by the Russian Foundation for Humanities), Russian Language Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences. Co-Investigator
  • 2012–2013:  Regional variants of the Russian language from a synchronic and diachronic perspective (funded by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation). Russian Language Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Principal Investigator. 
  • 2009–2013:  Russian regional corpus: acoustic database with discourse annotation (funded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft), University of Surrey & Ruhr University Bochum. Available online at www.rureg.de. Research Fellow.
  • 2012: Sound change across generations (short-term research fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation), Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany       
  • 2009: Sound change in progress: Case of a North Russian dialect (short-term research fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation), Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
  • 2004–2008 Short-term morphosyntactic change (AHRC, evaluated as ‘outstanding’), Surrey Morphology Group, University of Surrey: www.smg.surrey.ac.uk/stmc/ 
  • 2003–2004 Russian in Siberia: Acoustic Database and Contact Phenomena (postdoctoral research fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation), Ruhr University Bochum, Germany. www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/lilab/krasovitsky/krasovitsky-eng/ 

Courses

In 2016-2017 Dr  A. Krasovitsky is teaching

  • Russian ab initio, 
  • Russian essay and grammar,
  • Colloquial Russian 
  • Introduction in Linguistics (Continuing Education, Hilary and Trinity terms). 

PhD supervision

2011– 2015: Tatiana Korobeinikova, The evolution of the vowel system in a Kirov dialect. Russian Language Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow

Selected publications

Electronic resources

2016. (with Ch. Sappok, L. Paschen, K. Brabender, A. Koch, N. Kühl) RuReg: Russische Regionen. Akustische Datenbank. [RuReg: Russian Regions. Acoustic database]. Available online at www.rureg.de

2009. (with Dunstan Brown, Greville G. Corbett, Matthew Baerman, Alison Long & Harley Quilliam) Surrey Database of Short Term Morphosyntactic Change: University of Surrey.
http://dx.doi.org/10.15126/SMG.17/1 
http://dx.doi.org/10.15126/SMG.17/2
http://dx.doi.org/10.15126/SMG.17/3
http://dx.doi.org/10.15126/SMG.17/4
http://dx.doi.org/10.15126/SMG.17/5
http://dx.doi.org/10.15126/SMG.17/6

Books

2004. (with Christian Sappok). Russkoye Ust´e. Bulletin des phonetischen Fonds der russischen Sprache. Supplementband 14. Bochum. 104 pp. (In Russian)

1999. (with L.L. Kasatkin, R.F. Kasatkina, D.M. Savinov, E.V. Shigel). Russian Dialects. South Russian variety. Moscow. Nauka. 207pp. (In Russian)

Edited volume

2004. Studies in Language Interference (European Russia, Siberia, Far East). Book and audio CD.  Bulletin des phonetischen Fonds der russischen Sprache, No 9.  Bochum. (In Russian)

Selected articles

2014. Articulatory shift and the rise of neutralization of vowels.  Problemy fonetiki VI. “Nauka”, Moscow. (In Russian with English translation).

2011 (with Dunstan Brown, Matthew Baerman, Greville G. Corbett). Changing semantic factors in case selection: Russian evidence from the last two centuries. Morphology. Vol. 21, Issue 3. 573-592. 

2010 (with Matthew Baerman, Dunstan Brown, Greville G. Corbett, Peter Williams). Predicate agreement in Russian: A corpus-base approach. Wiener Slawistischer Almanach. Sonderband 74. pp.109-121.

2009. (with Dunstan Brown, Carole Tiberius, Marina Chumakina and Greville G. Corbett). Databases designed for investigating specific phenomena. In: Martin Evereart and Simon Musgrave (eds.) Linguistic Databases. Berlin – New York: Mouton de Gruyter.

2008. (with Alison Long, Dunstan Brown, Matthew Baerman, Greville G. Corbett). Predicate nouns in Russian. Russian Linguistics 32, 2008. 99-113.

2006. Russian in Kamchatka: prominent features in the view of linguists and speakers. In: Dieter Stern & Christian Voss (eds.), Marginal Linguistic Identities. Studies in Slavic contact and borderland varieties, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Publishers. Eurolinguistische Arbeiten, vol. 2.

2004. On sentence prominence in the speech of Russian Old Settlers in East Siberia and Kamchatka. In: Studies in Language Interference (European Russian, Siberia, Far East). Bulletin des phonetischen Fonds, No 9.  Bochum. 79-86.

Selected presentations / invited talks

2014. Patterns of historical change in vowel systems of Russian regional varieties. Invited talk for the Research Council of the Russian Language  Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Moscow, 10 April 2014.

2014. A series of lectures at the research seminar Current Issues in Teaching Russian Language and Literature to Speakers of Other Languages: the Experience of European Universities. Tomsk State University. 30 March — 5 April.

  1. The database of short term morphosyntactic change (with M. Baerman, D. Brown, G.G. Corbett & A. Long).

  2. Russian regional corpus: insights into regional variation, language history and typology.

  3. Models of sound change.

  4. Processing audio data for phonetic research and corpora using Praat

2013. Russian regional corpus: insights into regional variation, language history and typology. Seminar für Slavistik, Ruhr University Bochum. 13 June 2013.

2013. The evolution of vowel reduction patterns: observation in apparent time. Annual conference of the Linguistic Association of Great Britain, SOAS, London, 29 August 2013

2012. Sound change across generations: the rise of vowel neutralization in the North Russian variety. Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany, 29 August 2012.

2011. Developing a diachronic model using synchronic data. Invited talk for the Research Council of the Russian Language  Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Moscow, 23 September 2011.

2010. Phonological shift in progress. Old World Conference in Phonology 7. Nice, 28-30 January

 2010.  The rise if neutralization in a North Russian dialect. Annual conference of the British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies. Cambridge, 27-29 March 2010.

 

 

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