International Conference on Slavic Linguistics
At the University of Nova Gorica, the International Conference on Slavic Linguistics ‘Formal Description of Slavic Languages 12.5’ was held at the end of the year. Philologists from 17 countries of the world took part in it.
Since 1995, the University of Leipzig and the University of Potsdam have been engaged in the organisation of this conference. Later, the University of Gottingen and the Humboldt University (Berlin, Germany) joined the team of organizers. In 2006, the next Formal Description of Slavic Languages 6.5 Conference took place at the University of Nova Gorica.
In 2008, the conference was hosted by Moscow, and in 2010 and 2014—by the Masaryk University (Brno, Czech Republic). In 2017, the Formal Description of Slavic Languages Conference was held again in the University of Nova Gorica.
A total of 32 reports and presentations were presented at the conference. Philologists from 17 countries of the world—Japan, EU countries and the USA—presented their latest research on the Slavic languages. In addition to 27 authors of reports and presentations, five world-renowned scientists took the floor during the plenary session of the conference. The list of famous scientists included Mojmír Dočekal from the Masaryk University (Brno, Czech Republic), Martina Gračanin Yüksek from the Middle East Technical University (Ankara, Turkey), Peter Jurgec (the University of Toronto), Roumyana Pancheva from the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, United States), and Sergei Tatevosov from the Lomonosov Moscow State University.