This lecture considered the main approaches to the problems of lexical and semantic typology. It presented the results and on-going projects of the Moscow Lexical Typology group (MLexT). The lines of research covered included: typology of aquamotion, rotation verbs, pain predicates, sound metaphors, physical qualities (such as sharp-blunt, wet, full-empty, rough-even), and falling verbs. Special emphasis was placed to the semantics and lexical coding of falling as well as the practical concerns of lexical typological research.
On 22 October 2015 Ekaterina Rakhilina gave a lecture on the Moscow approach to lexical typology in Paris.