IV International Scientific Conference “Comparative Historical-Philological Research in the XXI Century”

The IV International Scientific Conference “Comparative Historical-Philological Research in the XXI Century” will be hosted by the Ural Federal University from the 20th to the 22nd of March 2024. The conference will be held in a hybrid format, both online and in person.

The following topics will be discussed at the conference:

  1. Literary comparative studies in the modern age: theory and practice. Problems with reception of translated works in an accepting culture
  2. History and modern life: the meaning of jubilees in 2023-2024.
  3. Children’s fiction in intercultural interactions
  4. The “young adult fiction” phenomenon in modern literature
  5. Modern linguistic research in the comparative aspect. Translation as intercultural communication
  6. The problems of didactics in a intercultural aspect.

A round table discussion, featuring translators and publishers will be held during the conference. Tours of the Ural Federal university’s museums as well as a tour of Yekaterinburg will be provided for the conference’s participants.

The working languages of the conference are Russian and English.

Further information on the event can be found in the document via the following link.

Dear Zifa Kakbayevna!

The KAZPRYAL administration and members congratulate you for getting the “Best Teacher 2023” award!

Studying and teaching philological sciences became the main work, purpose, and noble mission of your life. As a linguist, your contribution to the development of Kazakhstan philological sciences has received great respect both in Kazakhstan and abroad. You taught a myriad of students and apprentices.

Your scientific works approach the hardest problems of modern philology in a deep, intelligent way, finding exact and comprehensive answers. All of us know you not only as an amazing professional, but also as a highly talented person, who is a master at writing. This makes you the role model of an academic scientist, an example for everyone, who wants to study science.

Dear Zifa Kakbayevna, we wish you happiness, strong health, well-being and new great professional achievements!

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DATE: March 19, 2024

PLACE: Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Yakutsk

FORMAT: mixed, live and online

The Semyonov Readings are held for the 19th time as a tribute to associate professor and the founder of the Faculty of Foreign Languages of the Yakut State University, now Institute of Modern Languages and International Studies, NEFU, Apolloniy Semyonov (28.12.1903 – 23.10.1977). Apolloniy Semyonov made a great contribution to the development of linguistic education in the Sakha Republic (Yakutia). He was awarded the title of the “Honored School Teacher of the YASSR”. He was also awarded medals “For Labor Valor in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-45”, “For Valiant Labor in Commemoration of the 100th Vladimir Lenin Anniversary”. He received honorary diplomas from the University and the government of the Republic. Detailed information presented on the conference page.


Students, undergraduates of educational institutions of secondary and higher professional education of Russia, students of schools of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) are invited to participate. Graduate students are also invited to participate in the conference out of the general competition for the best reports. The selected articles will be included in the conference proceedings.


Russian, English (The presentation at the conference and the article should be delivered in one of the working languages, translation and interpretation at the conference will not be provided).


Section 1. Global and Regional Aspects of Modern International Relations

— Section 2. Modern Trends in World Literature

— Section 3. Linguistic and Cultural Issues in Translation

— Section 4. Language and culture: modern linguistic research

— Section 5. Text as an Object of Interdisciplinary Research

— Section 6. Mass Communication: Media, Multimodality, Internet Discourse

— Section 7. Current Issues in Psycholinguistics and Conceptology

— Section 8. Foreign Language Teaching 2.0: Real and Virtual

— Section 9. Problems of Modern Applied Linguistics

— Section 10. Theory and Practice of Language and Discourse: Cognitive and Comparative Aspects


— Until March 1, 2024 until 23:59 p.m. (Yakut time) – until 17:59 (by Moscow time) fill in the application form and attach your article on the web page of the conference https://www.s-vfu.ru/Semyonov.

— March 2, 2024, the electronic registration system will be closed, the application process will be stopped. From March 4 to March 11, 2024, the selection of the received articles for inclusion into the Conference Program will be carried out. The participants will receive a notification of the selection results to the email address specified during registration.


— December 20, 2023 – beginning of the registration and application process

— March 1, 2024 – completion of registration and application process

— March 19, 2024 – the Plenary Session and the work of the Sections of the Conference

You can find the requirements for the formatting of the article through the original informational letter through the following link.

RFL teachers’ forum

On 16-17 November 2023 in Russian Language Centre Lomonosov Moscow State University, the International Association of Teachers of Russian as a Foreign Language (MAPRI) cooperating with the charity organisation “Russian Humanitarian Mission” will hold the 6th Moscow International Cultural and Educational Forum RFL-2023 “The Role of the Russian Language and Culture: From Africa to Asia. Tasks and Prospects”. The forum will be held both online and offline, the online portion will last from 10 A.M. to 7 P.M. MSK(UTC+3). The forum will feature a Round Table meeting on the topic of teaching Russian to bilingual and foreign language speaking children. The host of the Round Table meeting is the Dr. of Pedagogical Sciences, professor, head of the chair of Language Pedagogy and Bilingualism of MPGU Khamrayeva E.A.
You can register to participate in the forum and learn additional information about the forum using the link below:

September 12-16, in Saint-Petersburg, the XV MAPRYAL congress will be held

The theme: «Russian language and literature in a changing world».
The congress’ language: Russian.
No pre-payment needed.

You can learn all the requirements and rules for articles on the official MAPRYAL site: https://ru.mapryal.org/congresses/xv-kongress-mapryal-russkij-yazik-i-literatura-v-menyayushemsya-mire/information

Registration is viable until April 30th 2023. Register in the form: http://ropryal.ru/reg_15_congress_mapryal/

Is one person capable of saving an endangered language?

DSc prof. E.D.Suleimenova gave a lecture “Is one person capable of saving an endangered language?” in Al-Farabi Kazakh National University November, 30, 2018. The lecture is devoted to the works of the outstanding phoneticist Cecilia Odé. One of the most important lines of her research is description and preservation of endangered languages, such as the language of the Tundra Yukagirs.