Submission deadline: April 01, 2009

NB! Due to the large number of accepted papers, we have decided to shorten each presentation (approximately 25 minutes + 5 minutes discussion)

We invite submissions of abstracts for papers (30-minute presentation plus 10-minute discussion) on any topic in the semantics/pragmatics and morpho-syntax of Russian language in a contrastive (cross-linguistic) perspective. The contrastive perspective may be typological in a wide sense, Indo-European, Slavic (comparison between Russian and other Slavic languages) or it may involve a comparative analysis of data from Russian and specific Germanic or Romance languages. We welcome contributions in any main stream linguistic framework, both formal and non-formal approaches. We also encourage contributions based on corpus research, in particular data from parallel corpora.

Abstracts must be anonymous. They should be at most 2 pages in length, including examples and references, using a 12pt font with 1-inch (2.5 cm) margins on all four sides.

Submissions in English or Russian (in pdf format) should be sent to the following address:

Important dates:
— Submission deadline: April 1, 2009
— Notification of acceptance: Early June, 2009
— Conference dates: September 17-19, 2009