Education and degrees

2014   MA (cum laude) in Computational Linguistics, NRU Higher School of Economics
          Thesis: Verification of the Frame Approach to Lexical Typology with Distributional Semantic Models
2012   Specialist (MA equivalent) in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, Moscow State University
          Thesis: Typology of Semantic Shifts in Adjectives Meaning ‘Sharp’ and ‘Blunt’


Research interests

  • Sign Linguistics: Russian Sign Language, Australian Sign Language, sign language lexicon, size and shape specifiers
  • Semantics:          lexical typology (adjectives, locative predication, verbs of motion)
  • Computational:  distributional semantic models, databases, corpus studies
  • Field linguistics: Circassian languages


Language proficiency

Russian – native
English – fluent
French – almost fluent
Serbian – almost fluent
Russian Sign Language – intermediate
Australian Sign Language – pre-intermediate
Python – some working knowledge