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

ECML Workshop

01-02 March 2017. Researchers from the Laboratory for the Study of Sign Languages took part in the ECML workshop “Promoting excellence in sign language instruction” (Graz, Austria).
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Project on Bilingualism

The project «Bilingualism in Sign Language and in Spoken Language: A Study of Brain Plasticity» has been approved by the experts of the RScF and prolongated for 2017.
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On 22nd of February a group of young SCoDis researchers took part in a poster session at the conference “Education Management in the System of Life-Long Learning” held at MSLU.
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From the 31st of October to the 2nd of November the Centre for Socio-Cognitive Discourse Studies (SCoDis) at MSLU organized the international workshop “Methods in Multimodal Communication Research” (MeMuMo).
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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.