Ideology and Linguistic Ideas – 2017

We are pleased to invite scholars interested in the history of linguistic ideas developed alongside with different ideologies in different times. The first conference on this theme was organized in 2015.

2017 year will be the 100th anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution, which changed the development of peoples of Former Russian Empire. The new linguistic politics of Soviet Union and so called  »New Linguistic Theory » were the consequence of this revolution. Due to this reason some sessions of the conference will be dedicated to the problems of the history of Soviet Linguistics and the Soviet Linguistic Politics.

The Conference is organized by the Giorgi Akhvlediani Society for the History of Linguistics and Ivané Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University.

The conference will be held on 6-9 October, 2017 at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (Tbilisi, Georgia).

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6 October, Friday, 2017:

9:00 – 11:00:

11:00 – 11:30:
Opening of the Conference
Welcome address of Prof. Thomas Gamkrelidze (Head of the Theoretical and
Applied Linguistics of Tbilisi Ivane Javakhishvili State University,
Academician of Georgian National Academy of Sciences)

11:30 – 12:30:
Plenary Session
Chair: Tinatin Bolkvadze
Keynote Speaker Gela Charkviani
Stalin and Candide Charkviani: Dialogue on Soviet Linguistics (1949)

12:30 – 13:00: Coffee Break

13:00 – 14:30:
I. Session: Sunset of Marr’s Theory
Chair: Gela Charkviani

13:00 – 13:30:
Patrick Seriot
What did Stalin have to say to Marr?

13:30 – 14:00:
Tinatin Bolkvadze
Stalin’s comments on Arnold Chikobava’s paper

14:00 – 14:30:
Germina Gordienko Bubrix’s
‘New opportunities’ as an alternative of the Japhetic theory

14:30 – 15:00: Coffee Break

15:00 – 16:30:
II Session: Linguistics Traditions and Ideologies
Chair: Camiel Hamans

15:00 – 15:30:
Alexander Maxwell Effacing Panslavism
The misrepresentation of Jan Kollár, Ljudevit Gaj, and Ľudovít Štúr

15:30 – 16:00:
Pablo Postigo Olsson
Generativism vs. sociolinguistics: (re)interpreting a linguistic controversy
in the light of social change and the Cold War

16:00 – 16:30:
Giorgia Pomarolli
The phenomenon of Russkaja jazykovaja kartina mira: a critical approach

7 October, Saturday, 2017


III Session: Ideological/Cultural Wars and Linguistics
Chair: Karina Vamling

11:00 – 11:30:
Vittorio S. Tomelleri
The Abkhaz analytical alphabet of N. Ja. Marr. Evolution, revolution and
language planning

11:30 – 12:00:
Aleksey Andronov, Mikhail Popov
“Demagogic war was underway”: phonological sessions of the Russian academy of
sciences on the sunset of Marrism epoch

12:00 – 12:30:
Gvantsa Gvantseladze, Teimuraz Gvantseladze
Aspects of toponymic war in Soviet Georgia

12:30 – 13:00: Coffee Break

13:00 – 14:30:
IV Session: Linguistics Within and Without Ideological Context
Chair: Patrick Seriot

13:00 – 13:30:
Camiel Hamans
The history of Afrikaans, an example of how ideology influences the view on a

13:30 – 14:00:
Yuri Kleiner
General and comparative linguistics without ideological context

14:00 – 14:30:
Vladimir Kurdyumov
Ideology of linguistics in XX century and oriental languages

14:30 – 15:00: Coffee Break

15:00 – 16:30:
V Session: Ideology as Aspect of Linguistics and its Factor
Chair: Aleksey Andronov

15:00 – 15:30:
Alberto Manco
Some ideological aspects in Gustave Guillaume’s linguistics

15:30 – 16:00:
Halyna Matsyuk
Ideological factor in the development of Ukrainian Soviet linguistics: the
experience of the 20s-40s of the 20th century

16:00 – 16:30:
Peter Vogt, Karina Vamling, Maka Tetradze
The first decade of Caucasology in Oslo as reflected in the archives

16:30 – 17:00: Coffee Break

17:00 – 18:00:
Workshop: Fundamental Notions of Phonology: Segmentation
Main Presenter: Yuri Kleiner
Participants: Patrick Seriot, Aleksey Andronov, Mikhail Popov, Germina
Gordienko, Daria Filatova, Ariadna Sapozhinskaya

8 October, Sunday, 2017:

9:00 – 11:00:

11:00 – 12:30:
IV Session: Poets, Linguistics, and Ideology
Chair: Yuri Kleiner

11:00 – 11:30:
Vladimir Feshchenko
Revolution of language, revolution in language or the language of revolution?
The disputes of early Soviet linguists and poets

11:30 – 12:00:
Dodona Kiziria
Three images of Prophet

12:00 – 12:30:
Ariadna Sapozhinskaya
Linguistics and ideology in “Literary Encyclopedia” (Moscow, 1929–1939)

12:30 – 13:00: Coffee Break

13:00 – 14:30:
V Session: Language Evolution, Ideology and Mangement
Chair: Dodona Kiziria

13:00 – 13:30:
Shushana Zhabko
Scientist and manager: N. Marr in 1924-1930

13:30 – 14:00:
Daria Filatova
Polivanov’s manuscripts on the evolution of the Russian language during the

14:00 – 14:30:
Lia Karosanidze, Ana Khurtsilava
Terminology work of the Soviet era

14:30 – 15:00: Coffee break

15:00 – 16:30:
VI Session: Identity Formation and Linguistic Ideologies
Chair: Vittorio S. Tomelleri

15:00 – 15:30:
Kathryn M. Hudson
Linguistic ideologies and academic practice

15:30 – 16:00:
Marina Beridze, Lia Bakuradze
Some historical aspects of ethnic mobilization in a dialect island
(Fereydanian as a Georgian Language Island in Iran)

16:00 – 16:30:
Elena Simonato, Svetlana Kokoshkina
Italian-speaking communities on the northern Black sea coast: languages and
identities across the 20th century

9 October, Monday, 2017



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