Head of department
Doctor of Philology, Associate Professor
Abdulkhakova Leisan Ravilievna
Tel.: +7 (843) 221-34-79
The Department of Russian Language History and Slavic Linguistics, founded at Kazan state university in 1979, is a unique department of this specialization. Professor Gennady Alexeevich Nikolaev, an authority in historical linguistics, has held a Chair for 29 years. Leisan Ravilievna Abdulkhakova, a Doctor of Linguistics, has been at its head since 2008.
The department provides the following range of complex and fundamental linguistic subjects that form a proper training of highly skilled linguists: Introduction to Slavic Linguistics, Introduction to Linguistics, the Old Slavic Language, the Polish Language, Russian Dialectology, the History of the Russian Language, the Latin and Classical Greek Languages and a number of special historical-linguistic subjects.
Developing the traditions established by Baudouin de Courtenay, the founder of Kazan Linguistic School, and his followers, the Department of Russian Language History and Slavic Linguistics initiated the carrying of international scientific Conference Baudouin Readings, which is regularly held at the Faculty of Philology.
Researches conducted at the department have got wide scientific response.
The Department has taken part in numerous international research and development contracts with European universities of Poznan, Leipzig, Hissen, Granada. The Department’s staff has taught in Poland, Czechoslovakia, Germany, China, Spain.
A constituent element of students majoring at the Department is an included one-term training in Poland universities.
The Department trains teaching personnel for higher education institutions of Volga region at its post-graduate and doctoral training centers.
The Department’s staff includes 9 people, 5 of them being Doctors of Sciences. The majority of the Department’s members are students of the outstanding scholar B.M.Markov, who is famous for his seminal works in various fields of modern Linguistics. This outstanding scientist created the scientific research field, namely, the scientific investigation of the Historical Phonetics of the Russian Language, Historical Morphology, Historical and Modern Word-formation, Lexicology, Stylistics, which now is the leading one at the Department. The staff, students and postgraduate students study the languages of Old Russian monuments of the 14th-17th centuries that are kept in Kazan archives.
Doctor of Philology, Associate Professor L.R.Abdulkhakova holds a Chair. Professors G.A.Nikolaev, T.M.Nikolaeva, O.F.Zholobov, Associate Professors I.V.Erofeeva, T.P.Zaikonnikova, D.R.Koposov, M.O.Novak, E.I.Kolosova and Senior Lecturer M.M.Petrova work at the Department.