Academic positions

2015–
Lecturer, Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, Faculty of Philology, Lomonosov Moscow State University

2012–
Junior Researcher, Institute of Modern Linguistic Studies, Sholokhov Moscow State University for the Humanities

2011–
Research Fellow, Sector of Typology, Department of Typology and Areal Linguistics, Institute of Linguistics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow

Education

2011–2014
Candidate of Science (~PhD) degree, Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, Faculty of Philology, Lomonosov Moscow State University

2006–2011
Specialist degree (equivalent to M.A.) with honours, Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, Faculty of Philology, Lomonosov Moscow State University

Linguistic fieldwork

Ossetic:

Summer 2007: Dargavs (Iron Ossetic), North Ossetia. Moscow State University field trip led by Sergei Tatevosov and Ekaterina Lyutikova (both Lomonosov Moscow State University).

Summer 2008: Dargavs (Iron Ossetic), North Ossetia. Moscow State University field trip led by Sergei Tatevosov and Ekaterina Lyutikova (both Lomonosov Moscow State University).

Autumn 2008: Vladikavkaz (Iron Ossetic), Macuta, Zadalessk, Nar, Dzinaga, Galiat, Axsau, Maxčesk, Vakac (Digor Ossetic), North Ossetia. With Arseniy Vydrin (Institute of Linguistics of the Russian Academy of Sciences) and Julia Mazurova (Institute of Linguistics of the Russian Academy of Sciences).

Spring 2009: Vladikavkaz (Iron Ossetic), Macuta (Digor Ossetic), Kamunta, Dunta (mixed Iron-Digor dialect), North Ossetia. With Arseniy Vydrin (Institute of Linguistics of the Russian Academy of Sciences) and Julia Mazurova (Institute of Linguistics of the Russian Academy of Sciences).

Winter 2010: Vladikavkaz (Iron Ossetic), North Ossetia. Tskhinval, Khetagurovo (Kudar Ossetic), South Ossetia. With Natalia Serdobolskaya (Russian State University for the Humanities).

Autumn 2010: Vladikavkaz, Alagir (Iron Ossetic), North Ossetia. With Natalia Serdobolskaya (Russian State University for the Humanities).

Summer 2011: Alagir (Iron Ossetic), North Ossetia. With Arseniy Vydrin (Institute of Linguistics of the Russian Academy of Sciences) and Natalia Serdobolskaya (Russian State University for the Humanities).

Spring 2012: Vladikavkaz (Iron Ossetic), North Ossetic. With Natalia Serdobolskaya (Russian State University for the Humanities).

Dargi languages (Icari, Qunqi, Xuduc, Ashti, Shiri):

Summer 2009: Makhachkala, Daghestan. Work with native speakers of Icari, Qunqi and Ashti Dargwa. With Natalia Serdobolskaya (Russian State University for the Humanities).

Summer 2010: Xuduc and Ashti, Daghestan. Work with native speakers of Xuduc and Ashti Dargwa. With Natalia Serdobolskaya (Russian State University for the Humanities).

Summer 2012: Makhachkala, Chinar and Shiri, Daghestan. Work with native speakers of Ashti and Shiri Dargwa. With Natalia Serdobolskaya (Russian State University for the Humanities), Iwona Kaliszewska (University of Warszaw).

Beserman Udumurt:

Summer 2010: Shamardan, Udmurtia. Moscow State University field trip led by Ariadna Kuznetsova (Lomonosov Moscow State University) and Natalia Serdobolskaya (Russian State University for the Humanities).

Conference presentations

2013

Belyaev O. The system of subordination in Ossetic: influence from North-West Caucasian.  46th annual meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea. Split, Croatia, 18-21 September 2013.

Belyaev O. Optimal agreement at m-structure: person in Dargwa. Lexical Functional Grammar Conference 2013. Debrecen, Hungary, 18-20 July 2013.

Belyaev O., Kaliszewska I. Shiri and Russian attrition and other issues in the sociolinguistics of Shiri. Language Documentation: Past – Present – Future. Hannover, June 5-7 2013.

Belyaev, Oleg. Forker D., Mutalov R., Belyaev O., Kaliszewska I. Documenting Dargi languages in Daghestan: Shiri and Sanzhi. Language Documentation: Past – Present – Future. Hannover, June 5-7, 2013 (poster).

2012

Belyaev, Oleg. The syntax of clitic climbing in Ossetic. Syntax of the World’s Languages VI, October 2012, Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Belyaev, Oleg. Towards an anaphoric approach to Ossetic correlatives. 45th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea, August–September 2012, Stockholm, Sweden.

Belyaev, Oleg. Two meanings of ‘case’: decomposition and underspecification of inflectional features in Ossetic. 15th International Morphology Meeting, February 2012, Vienna, Austria.

2011

Belyaev, Oleg and Natalia Serdobolskaya. Correlative clauses all across the syntax: Subordination in Iron Ossetic. Fourth International Conference on Iranian Linguistics (ICIL4), June 2011, Uppsala, Sweden.

Belyaev, Oleg. Semantically asymmetrical coordinate clauses in Iron Ossetic. Conference on Caucasian Languages, May 2011. Leipzig, Germany.

2010

Belyaev, O.I. In Russian. Sočinitel’nye konstrukcii s asimmetričnoj semantikoj v osetinskom jazyke [Coordinating constructions with asymmetrical semantics in Ossetic]. Tipologičeski redkie i unikal’nye javlenija na jazykovoj karte Rossii. St. Petersburg, Russia, December 2010.

Belyaev, Oleg. The Placement of 2P Clitics in Ossetic as a Main Clause Phenomenon. GIST 2: Main Clause Phenomena. 29 September - 1 October 2010, Ghent, Belgium.

Belyaev, Oleg. Coordination and subordination in Dargi languages (Icari, Qunqi and Ashti). Syntax of the World’s Languages IV. 23-26 September 2010, Lyon, France.

Belyaev, Oleg and Nelly Matevossyan. Person and number in Eastern Armenian postpositions. Current advances in Caucasian studies, 21-24 January 2010, Macerata, Italy.

Arkhangelskiy, Timofey and Oleg Belyaev. A comparison of Eastern Armenian and Ossetic spatial systems. Current advances in Caucasian studies, 21-24 January 2010, Macerata, Italy.

2009

Belyaev, O.I. (in Russian) Sočinenie i podčinenie v icarinskom, kunkinskom i aštinskom dialektax darginskogo jazyka [Coordination and subordination in Icari, Qunqi and Ashti Dargwa]. VI  konferencija po tipologii i grammatike dlja molodyx issledovatelej, 28-30 November 2009, St. Petersburg, Russia.

Belyaev, Oleg and Arseniy Vydrin. On two verbal derivates in Ossetic. Third International Conference on Iranian linguistics (ICIL3), 10-15 September 2009, Paris, France.

Belyaev, Оleg and Nelly Matevossyan (in Russian). Predlogi i poslelogi v vostočnoarmjanskom jazyke [Prepositions and postpositions in Eastern Armenian]. Seminar «Vostočnoarmjanskij nacional’nyj korpus: naučnaja programma 2008-2009. Aktualnyje voprosy armjanovedenija». 24-26 August 2009, Yerevan, Armenia.

 Belyaev, Oleg. Temporal stability of features in “Jazyki Mira”. The Swadesh Centenary Conference, 17-19 January 2009, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany.

Grants

  • Russian Foundation for the Humanities

РГНФ № 07-04-00266а "Грамматика близкородственных языков с типологической точки зрения (на материале языков даргинской группы" [Grammat of closely related languages in typological perspective (based on Dargi languages)], 2009. Project leader – Nina Sumbatova (Russian State University for the Humanities).

РГНФ № 08-04-18019е "Лингвистическая экспедиция в сельские районы Северной Осетии" [A field trip to rural areas of North Ossetia], 2008. Project leader – Arseniy Vydrin (Institute of Linguisic Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences).

РГНФ № 09-04-00168а "Исследование модальной системы осетинского языка и его основных диалектов" [A study of the modal system of Ossetic and its main dialects], 2009–2010. Project leader – Arseniy Vydrin (Institute of Linguisic Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences).

РГНФ № 10-04-00228а "Ареальное распределение грамматических характеристик в даргинском и других языках Центрального Дагестана" [The areal distribution of grammatical features in Dargi and other languages of Central Daghestan], 2010–2011. Project leader – Nina Sumbatova (Russian State University for the Humanities).

РГНФ № 12-34-01345 "Синтаксис нефинитной глагольной предикации" [The syntax of non-finite clauses], 2012–2014. Project leader – Natalia Serdobolskaya (Russian State University for the Humanities).

  • Russian Foundation for Basic Research

РФФИ № 09-06-00390 "Референциальный выбор как многофакторный вероятностный процесс" [Referential choice as a multi-factored probabilistic process], 2009. Project leader – Andrej A. Kibrik (Lomonosov Moscow State University, Institute of Linguistics of the Russian Academy of Sciences).

РФФИ № 11-06-00512-а "Разработка электронного корпуса литературного осетинского языка" [The development of a digital corpus of literary Ossetic], 2011–2013. Project leader – Michael Danielv (Lomonosov Moscow State University).

  • Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences

"Корпус литературного осетинского языка" [A corpus of literary Ossetic], program "Corpus linguistics", 2011–2014. Project leader – Arseniy Vydrin (Institute of Linguisic Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences).

"Корпус устных текстов на диалектах осетинского языка" [A corpus of spoken texts in dialects of Iron Ossetic], program "Corpus linguistics", 2011–2014. Project leader – Julia Mazurova (Institute of Linguistics of the Russian Academy of Scences.

  •  Volkswagen Foundation (DoBeS program)

"Documenting Dargi languages in Daghestan: Shiri and Sanzhi", 2012–2014. Project leaders – Diana Forker (University of Bamberg), Rasul Mutalov (Institute of Linguistics of the Russian Academy of Sciences).

Other (peer review, awards, etc.)


2009–2010 2009–2010