Understanding discourse, we understand ourselves

Centre for Socio-Cognitive Discourse Studies

Cognitive studies of communicative resources (speech, gestures, images) in various social contexts. Communicative strategies depending on speaker’s ideology, social status and intentions

International Symposium 2018

On the 1st- 2nd of November SCoDis is organizing the international symposium “Languages, Cultures and Modalities: Cognitive Linguistic Research”.
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MeMuMo 2017

The International Symposium MeMuMo 2017 “Multimodal Communication Across Languages and Cultures” was held in Moscow State Linguistic University on October 31 – November 1, 2017.
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Symposium “Bilingualism in Sign Language and Spoken Language”

The international symposium “Bilingualism in Sign Language and Spoken Language: a Study of Brain Plasticity” was held at MSLU on October the 9th, 2017
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Lecture in Muzeon

On the 27th of August 2017 Olga Iriskhanova gave a talk in Muzeon park, Moscow.
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For Students

For young researchers

We provide assistance in research and give workshops for undergraduate and PhD students. Young researchers are invited to participate in various projects.



For linguistics and
language aficionados

Linguarium — is an open project launched BY students and FOR students. It was initiated for those who are enthusiastic about languages and everything related to them. The aim of the project is to collect a database of the most fascinating linguistic facts that will be available to everyone interested.

We invite professors, undergraduate and postgraduate students – everyone regardless of their knowledge of linguistics, research experience or linguistic background to take part in this project and to send us ANY INTERESTING and RARE information concerning languages.



Modern methods in communication studies

Our Labs study gestures, attention management, sign languages, and social factors that influence speakers’ behaviour. Our projects are supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, the Russian Science Foundation, and the Russian Humanities Science Foundation.