Qs subject focus summit 2020 on modern languages and linguistics: Languages and migration in a globalized world

This article summarizes some of the results of the first QS1 Subject Focus Summit on Linguistics and Modern Languages held jointly with the RUDN University on December 15–17, 2020. It provides rationale for the choice of venue of this linguistic forum and analyzes the most relevant topics of discussion, including interdisciplinarity in modern linguistic research, comparative studies of languages and cultures, and intercultural and cross-cultural communication. Participants explored the topics as diverse as the role of linguistics in developing artificial intelligence systems and application of artificial intelligence in linguistic research, the dynamics of languages in minority situations and the efforts in preserving endangered languages. They dwelt on the current state of translation studies and discussed prospects for their future in view of advances in computer technologies, and many others. The articles included in this issue and authored by the Summit participants clearly show that language has become an object of interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary studies. Moreover, the interdisciplinary research paradigm is manifested not only in the convergence of linguistics with other areas of humanities, but also with sciences. This article provides a brief overview of the contributions which present major paradigms of modern linguistics. It highlights the importance of applying computer technologies in linguistic research and emphasizes the necessity to modify language policies in order to preserve minority languages and meet the needs of language education in a multilingual and multicultural environment. © Yulia N. Ebzeeva, 2021.

Authors
Publisher
Российский университет дружбы народов
Number of issue
2
Pages
299-316
Status
Published
Volume
25
Year
2021
Organizations
  • 1 RUDN University Moscow, Russian Federation
Keywords
Interdisciplinarity; Linguistics; Modern languages; QS; RUDN; Transdisciplinarity
Date of creation
20.07.2021
Date of change
20.07.2021
Short link
https://repository.rudn.ru/en/records/article/record/74377/
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