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The 25th International conference in Linguistics, Anthropology, Ethnography and Ethnic Education.

Tomsk State Pedagogical University, Tomsk, Russia 26-29 June, 2008. 


Due to large amount of submissions the conference program was extended one day to June 29




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Organizing Committee of the Symposium




  Prof. Dr. Olga A. Osipova

  Tomsk State Pedagogical University,

  Faculty for Foreign languages




  Associate Prof. Dr. Andrey Yu. Filchenko

  Tomsk State Pedagogical University,

  Chair of the Department of Indigenous Languages of Siberia


  Associate Prof. Dr. Elena A. Krjukova

  Tomsk State Pedagogical University,

  Faculty for Foreign languages


  Associate Prof. Olga S. Potanina

  Tomsk Polytechnic University,

  Faculty for Foreign languages


  Associate Prof. Dr. Irina E. Vysotova

  Tomsk State Pedagogical University,

  Dean of the Faculty for Foreign Languages


  Associate Prof. Galina I. Utkina

  Tomsk State Pedagogical University,

  Chair of the Department of Linguistics


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Conference thematic area

It is anticipated that a number of presentations will deal with various aspects of organization of languages and cultures of Siberia from an areal perspective. The conference aims to encourage the development of a local typological view of  languages and cultures native to western and central Siberia, as well as cast a look at possible contact influences.

The scale, depth, terminology, and methodology of existing descriptions in this area vary considerably, and with this in mind one of the objectives of the conference is to facilitate interactions of theoretical frameworks, methodologies, terminologies, and data. To this end, both a general typological and a historical perspective as a means to inform this discourse will be welcomed.

Diversity of theoretical backgrounds will be encouraged; however, dominance of functional empirical approaches is viewed as more productive in maintaining a high level of the discussion.

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plenary speakers


- Dr.Christian Lehmann, University of Erfurt, Germany

- Dr.Scott DeLancey, University of Oregon, Eugene, USA

- Dr.Vladimir Plungian, Institute of Linguistics, Russian Academy of Science, Moscow

- Dr.Natalia Koshkareva, Institute of Philology, Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Science, Novosibirsk

- Dr.Olga Osipova, Tomsk State Pedagogical University

- Dr.Elizaveta Kotorova, University of Zelena Gora, Poland

- Dr.Pirkko Suihkonen, University of Helsinki, Finland



important dates


Time of the symposium:  26-29 June 2008


Deadline for submitting abstracts: 30 January 2008


Notification of acceptance: 25 February 2008




Abstract Requirements

Anonymous abstracts in Russian, English or German are to be submitted to the Programme Committee at siblang[at] and should not exceed two pages including examples and references. The text of the abstract should be submitted as an attachment following these guidelines:

  • Attach two files (.RTF AND PDF) named by the author’s last name.
  • Format the body of the text and the list of references: Microsoft Word, Times New Roman, 14, line spacing 1, justified, paragraph break 1 cm, margins – all 2.5 cm.
  • Citations in text to be noted in square brackets, as follows [Comrie 1981: 54].
  • The fonts used in text should be sent as separate attachments.
  • References should be listed alphabetically at the end of the text.



N. McCool

Tomsk State Pedagogical University



1.      Givon T. 2001. Syntax. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

2.      Keenan E., Comrie B. 1979. ‘Data on the Noun Phrase Accessibility Hierarchy.’ Language 55.2: 333-351.


Accepted abstracts will be published for the conference.

The registration fee is 400 RUB.

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official languages


Russian, English, German



contact information



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Tomsk State Pedagogical University is the oldest professional establishment for training teachers in Siberia. It was opened on the basis of Tomsk Institute of teachers more than 100 years ago, in 1902. Faculty for Foreign Languages founded in 1939 was among the first five departments of the University. Since that time the faculty has had two major priorities in its development: training of qualified teaching staff for teaching foreign languages at schools and universities; scientific investigations in linguistics and methodology of teaching of foreign languages.

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Tomsk was founded on the right bank of the Tom’ River by the order of the Russian tsar Boris Godunov in 1604. In 1804, by the decree of the emperor Alexander, Tomsk was chosen to be the administrative center of a new gubernia (province) which included the areas of the present Altai Territory, Novosibirsk, Kemerovo, Eastern Kazakhstan, Tomsk Regions, and a part of the Krasnoyarsk Territory. Since the end of the 19 century Tomsk became a large scientific and enlightenment center in Siberia: the first University in Siberia was opened in 1888, the Technological Institute – in 1900, the Pedagogical Institute – in 1902. On the basis of the Tomsk University the medical clinic and the only bacteriological institute in Siberia were founded. After the 1917 Revolution Tomsk was a part of the Siberian, and later – of the Western Siberian Territory. In 1937 Tomsk, and its surrounding territories became a part of the Novosibirsk Region.

In the years of the II World War, 30 factories were evacuated to Tomsk. They built up a basis for the city’s industrial development. During the war years, the amount of industrial production in Tomsk increased three times. New disciplines appeared – electrical engineering, optics and mechanics, mechanical rubber technology; machinery building and metal processing, as well as light industry and food industry, considerably expanded. In August 1944 a decree on formation of the Tomsk Region was signed. Again Tomsk became one of the most remarkable economic and administrative centers in Siberia.

Soon after the II World War Tomsk grew to be a famous center of nuclear research and production. In 1953 the Uranium Isotopes Division Factory of the Siberian Chemical Plant, situated close to the Region’s capital, first produced enriched uranium. In 1958 the first industrial nuclear station in Siberia started functioning at the Siberian Chemical Plant. A new town, Seversk, now having about 120 thousand people appeared.

Since the beginning of the 1960s the Tomsk Region’s growth was largely determined by the development of oil and gas fields. The Strezhevoy Settlement was chosen as the basis for industrial oil mining development. In 1966 the Tomskneft’ oil field administration was formed. In the course of the following decades the Aleksandrovskoe-Anzhero-Sudzhensk pipeline, the Nizhnevartovsk-Parabel’-Kuzbass gas pipeline, and bridges over the Ob’ and the Tom’ were built.

Tomsk bears the status of the Siberian Athens in many respects owing to the 6 universities, including the oldest Tomsk State University, founded in 1888, 2 research institutes and 15 branch offices of other universities, which have more than 80 thousand students and offer over 200 majors.

More than 60 organizations are involved in research and development activities in the Tomsk Region. The Tomsk Scientific Center of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences unites five institutes and two research affiliates. The Russian Academy of Medical Sciences is represented by 6 research institutes. 50 enterprises are engaged in innovative entrepreneurship.


The Tomsk Region is situated in the middle flow of the Ob’ River in the south-western part of the Western Siberian Plain and borders the Tyumen’, Omsk, Novosibirsk, Kemerovo and Krasnojarsk Regions and the Altai Territory. The Region occupies an area of 314.4 thousand sq. km. The administrative center is the city of Tomsk located in the southern part of the Region on the bank of the Tom’ River - the right tributary of the Ob’.

The Tomsk Region’s landscape is a flat country. The Ob’ River crosses the Region in its middle flow from the south-east to the north-west, thus dividing the Region into two almost equal parts. The lofty right bank is less waterlogged and more populated. The left bank of the river includes a huge Vasyugan Bog covering the area of 53 thousand sq. km. Altogether there are 573 rivers with a length more than 20 km. and 35 lakes with an area larger than 5 sq. km. in the Region. 1/5 of the Region’s territory is a spot of river valleys.

A considerable portion of the Region contains woodlands, the main zones of which are the middle, the southern taiga, and forest-steppe. Valuable wood species of the Siberian taiga are Siberian pine, spruce, fir, pine, and larch.


The continental cyclical climate has considerable daily and yearly temperate amplitudes along with a longer winter period. The average annual temperature equals 0.6°C, the average temperature in July is +18.1°C, in January it is –19.2°C.

The resource basis of the Tomsk region is mining, exporting, and refining of the hydrocarbon fuels, as well as chemical industry, machinery building, and non-ferrous metallurgy. During the recent years, the amount of high-tech industry and the contribution of the scientific and educational complex to the economy has increased, thus predetermining the strategy of the Region’s innovative development.


According to the May 1, 2000 report, the total population of the Tomsk Region was 1.068.000 prs. The number of economically active residents was 545.800. The unit weight of the Region in the Western Siberian Plain and in the Russian Federation is 13% and 2% correspondingly, the population number – 7% and 0.7%, and the population density, being on the whole 3.4 persons per 1 sq. km., is 1.8 and 2.5 times less.



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visa arrangements

Please, request by the e-mail siblang[at] the visa request form, fill in and send back along with the scanned page of the passport with the photograph.

Your invitation will be sent from Tomsk by mail. We will also send via e-mail the number of the telex which you can get in the embassy and the date when you can receive your invitation in the stated embassy or consulate.

We encourage you to apply for the Russian visa at the earliest date possible, since it takes from four to five weeks to arrange the formal invitation letter, which is a requirement for the visa application. To avoid delays in securing travel documents required for entry into the Russian Federation, we recommend to send us your request for invitation letter at least two months before your planned visit.

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Transport to Tomsk


Here and below, the approximate exchange rate for the Russian ruble is: $1 (US dollar) = 24,5 RUR; Eur1 (Euro) = 36,5 RUR. Please, consult <> or <> for exact rates.


Flying (domestic)


Moscow – Tomsk – Moscow  from 8000 RUR (early booking) to 15000 RUR (late booking)

«KrasAir» (twice/week)         

«Siberia Airlines» (daily)       

«Vladivostok Avia» (twice/week)


Flying (international)

«Siberia Airlines»:

Hannover / Frankfurt – Moscow – Tomsk – Moscow – Hannover / Frankfurt 

(joint flights) Sat/Sun,  from € 444 + $ 50 (60) fuel tax


Hannover / Frankfurt – Novosibirsk – Hannover / Frankfurt

Sat/Sun,  from540 + $ 50 (60) fuel tax


Trains (duration aprox. 58 hrs)


Moscow – Tomsk (trans-Siberian “Tomich” train)

Tomsk – Moscow (trans-Siberian “Tomich” train)


One way fares from:

1900 RUR (general service car)

5400 RUR (compartment car)




  • from the Airport "Tomsk": bus #119 to "Kirova square"; taxi - 200 rub.

  • from the Railway Station "Tomsk-1": bus #2, 4, 7,10,12, 26, 29, 53; trolley #4,7;  tram #2, 4, 5 to "Kirova square"; OR a 10 min-walk.

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These are the Hotels, Restaurants and Cafes, Internet and Copy Centers, as well as Taxi companies, which are located in the vicinity of Tomsk State Pedagogical University.


  Hotel "Tomsk"


Prices from: 


 RUB 1800/night



 RUB 1500-1900/night



 RUB 2900/night



 RUB 3500-3900/night


location: prospect Kirova, 65, phone (3822) 52-41-15


directions: on the train station square


+ from airport: take 119 bus and get off at the train station

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  Hotel "Sojuz"


prices from:   


 RUB 2000-2200/night



 RUB 2800/night



 RUB 3500/night


location: prospect Komsomolskii, 70, phone 56-22-76




+ from airport: take a 119 bus and get off at Kirova Square


+ from railway station: walk down Kirova Street all the way to Kirova Square,

                                             about 10 minute walk.

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  Hotel "Sibir"




 RUB 1500/night



 RUB 1600/night



 RUB 2500/night



 RUB 2800/night


location: prospect Lenina, 91, phone (3822) 52-72-25




+ from airport: take 119 bus and get off at Glavpochtamt


+ from railway station: take bus 4, 2, 12 to Glavpochtamt


  Hotel "Edem"




 RUB 1800-2500/night



 RUB 2800-3000/night, 25% reservation

 charge. Breakfast incl. 

location: Kosareva St., 29а, phone 55-37-87


+ from airport: take 119 bus and get off at Tomsk-1, and take Kosareva street to

   the hotel.

+ from railway station: off the railway station "Tomsk-I" take Kosareva street to

   the hotel.

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  Hotel "Sputnik"




 RUB 850 prs/night (single, double, triple) shared bath



 RUB 1600/night (one/two prs)



 RUB 1900/night


location: Belinskogo street 15, phone 52-66-60




+ from airport: take 119 bus and get off at "University", and take Gertzena street

                              to Belinskogo.


+ from railway station: take bus 4, 2, 12 to "University", and take Gertzena

                                             street to Belinskogo.





location:       pr. Komsomolskij 64а (opposite the TSPU)

tel.:                55-00-95

open:             12pm-12am;   business lunch: 12pm-6pm (70rub.)

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  “Tomskoje bistro”

location:       pr. Kirova 64 (towards the train station "Tomsk 1")

tel.:                54-09-32

open:              mon-fri 8-1am, sat-sun 10-1pm; business lunch: 12-4pm (70-80 rub.)


  Pizzeria Trattoria

location        per. Nakhimov 2 (towards the train station "Tomsk 1")

tel.                 54-09-66

open              10am-12am


  Cafe “Podvor’e” (supermarket “Lama”)

location       st. Novgorodskaja 42 (towards pr.Frunze: along pr.Komsomolskji,

                       to the supermarket "LAMA", st.Yeniseiskaja, left on st.Yeniseiskaja

                       to st.Novgorodskaja)

tel.                  52-25-25

open              9am-11pm; business lunch: 12pm-3pm (from 130 RUB)

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 Internet & Copy Centers

  • TSPU, Komsmolskij pr, 75, office 246

  • TSPU, Komsmolskij pr, 75, central annex, the 3d and 4th floors

  • Business centre Tomsktelecom, Kievskaja street, 109/1 ph. 55-98-10

  • Internet café “Net-cafe” Lenin pr, 32 (day-and-night)

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  Phone number



 RUB 200 (airport)

 RUB 70 (town)


 RUB 200 (airport)

 RUB 70 (town)


 RUB 200 (airport)

 RUB 70 (town)


 RUB 200 (airport)

 RUB 70 (town)


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For More Information Contact:

The Department of Siberian Indigenous Languages
Komsomolsky 75, TGPU, k.246, Tomsk 634041 Russia
Tel: +7 (3822) 522889
FAX: +7 (3822) 521793


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