Svetlana Berikashvili

 

  • BA Studies: Philology, Georgian Language and Literature, Modern Greek Language and Literature, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, from 1996 to 2000
  • MA Studies: Philology, Classical Studies, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, from 2000 to 2002
  • Candidate of Sciences: Philology, Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, from 2004 to 2006
  • Research Assistant, General Linguistics, Bielefeld University, from 2013 to 2016
  • Lecturer at the Department of Modern Greek Studies, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, from 2005 to 2018

(1) Morphological Aspects of Pontic Greek spoken in Georgia. 2017. Munich: LINCOM
(2) Georgian-Greek Contrastive Grammar. 2012. Tbilisi: Logos
(3) The Principles of Classification of the Declension System in Ancient and Modern Greek. 2008. Tbilisi: Logos
Scientific Articles (Selection):
(1) Loan Verb Adaptation in Pontic Greek spoken in Georgia. In Christos Tzitzilis & Georgios Papanastassiou (eds.), Language Contact in Balkans and Asia Minor. 2019. Volume 1, Thessaloniki: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki 2019, 262–279.

(2) Morphological Integration of Russian and Turkish Nouns in Pontic Greek. STUF – Language Typology and Universals. 2016. Vol. 69, Issue 2. DOI: 10.1515/stuf-2016-0012. Berlin/Boston: Mouton de Gruyter. 255–276.

https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/stuf.2016.69.issue-2/stuf-2016-0012/stuf-2016-0012.xml

(3) Idiomatic Expressions as National Attributes of Language (on the basis of syntactic changes in Modern Greek, Russian and Georgian). Identities in the Greek World (from 2004 to the present day). 2011. Vol.3. Athens: European Society of Modern Greek Studies. 307–327.

Πρακτικά του Δ΄ Ευρωπαϊκού Συνεδρίου Νεοελληνικών Σπουδών / Proceedings of the 4th European Congress of Modern Greek Studies

(4) Contrastive Analysis of Syntactic Aspects in Greek and Georgian Languages. Phasis, Greek and Roman Studies. 2010-2011. Vol. 13-14, Tbilisi: Logos. 131–139.

http://phasis.tsu.ge/index.php?journal=PJ&page=article&op=view&path%5B%5D=2073&path%5B%5D=1548

(5) Grammatical Category of Gender in Modern Greek. Estudios Neogriegos. 2010.  Vol. 13. Vitoria-Gazteiz: Sociedad  Hispanica de Estudios Neogriegos. 11–19.

 

 

News
SVETLANA BERIKASHVILI’S PARTICIPATION IN THE “52ND ANNUAL MEETING OF THE SOCIETAS LINGUISTICA EUROPAEA” IN LEIPZIG/GERMANY, AUGUST 21-24, 2019


From 21st to 24th August 2019 Svetlana Berikashvili participated in the “SLE 2019”, 52nd Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea, held at the University of Leipzig, Germany. SLE meetings are held annually and their purpose is the advancement of the scientific study of language in all its aspects. The main advantage of this conference is that it brings together scholars from different theoretical frameworks and thus helps in understanding current tendencies/advances in the various subfields of linguistics. This year conference was attended by more than 450 participants from all over the world. All the information concerning the scientific programme of SLE 2019 can be found at http://sle2019.eu/programme 

Svetlana Berikashvili presented her talk “Contact-induced grammatical changes in Pontic Greek spoken in Georgia” in general session, in subfield of contact linguistics. Her contribution was dedicated to the study of contact-induced grammatical changes in the endangered variety of Pontic Greek (PNT) as spoken in Georgia. The structural changes in understudied variety involve different donor languages, namely Turkish (TUR), Russian (RUS) and Georgian (KAT). The talk was limited to the phenomena related to the developments affecting gender marking and differential subject marking which is more consistent in PNT spoken in Georgia in comparison with other Pontic varieties. The book of abstracts has been published on-line and is available from SLE 2019 official web-site: http://sle2019.eu/ 

The conference also included social events, excursions, book presentation, exhibitions of well-known publishers: Benjamins, Brill, Cambridge University Press, De Gruyter, Edinburgh University Press, Language Science Press and Oxford University Press. 

“Differential Subject Marking in Georgian Language”

The aim of the project is to analyse differential subject marking (DSM) in Georgian Language, thus providing one more specific case study on DSM. Although much is known about DSM variations cross-linguistically, relatively little attempt has been made to study that issue in Georgian linguistics. In many languages DSM may take many forms and it does not constitute a unified phenomenon. Georgian DSM is triggered by formal: transitivity, aspect and tense, and semantic features: factors relating to animacy/person scale and volitionality. The research is based on the material from: (1) the Georgian National Corpus, Modern Georgian, designed and coordinated by J. Gippert, M. Tandashvili and P. Meurer available at http://gnc.gov.ge/gnc/page; (2) new and Modern Georgian corpus data, designed and coordinated by N. Doborjginidze and I. Lobzhanidze, available at http://corpora.iliauni.edu.ge/; and (3) additional corpus that shall be created for obtaining additional empirical evidence about DSM features in Georgian and testing the hypothesis.

Scientific Articles/Papers

  • Several Features of Aorist and Verbal System in Pontic Greek Spoken in Georgia. Arxeion Pontou (Pontic Archive). 2018. Vol. 58. 195–229. Athens: Committee for Pontic Studies.
  • Morphological Integration of Russian and Turkish Nouns in Pontic Greek. STUF – Language Typology and Universals. 2016. Vol. 69, Issue 2. DOI: 1515/stuf-2016-0012. Berlin/Boston: Mouton de Gruyter. 255–276. https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/stuf.2016.69.issue-2/stuf-2016-0012/stuf-2016-0012.xml
  • Idiomatic Expressions as National Attributes of Language (on the basis of syntactic changes in Modern Greek, Russian and Georgian). Identities in the Greek World (from 2004 to the present day). 2011. Vol.3. Athens: European Society of Modern Greek Studies. 307–327. http://www.eens.org/?page_id=2611
  • Contrastive Analysis of Syntactic Aspects in Greek and Georgian Languages. Phasis, Greek and Roman Studies. 2010-2011. Vol. 13-14, Tbilisi: Logos. 131–139. http://phasis.tsu.ge/index.php?journal=PJ&page=article&op=view&path%5B%5D=2073&path%5B%5D=1548.
  • Grammatical Category of Gender in Modern Greek. Estudios Neogriegos. 2010. Vol. 13. Vitoria-Gazteiz: Sociedad  Hispanica de Estudios Neogriegos. 11–19, etc.

Books

  • Morphological Aspects of Pontic Greek spoken in Georgia. 2017. Munich: LINCOM.
  • Georgian-Greek Contrastive Grammar. 2012. Tbilisi: Logos.
  • The Principles of Classification of the Declension System in Ancient and Modern Greek. 2008. Tbilisi: Logos.
    • SLE 2019, 52nd Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europea, 21–24 August 2019, Leipzig University, Germany. Oral Presentation: Contact-induced grammatical changes in Pontic Greek spoken in Georgia.
    • Leeds International Medieval Congress, 1–4 July 2019, University of Leeds, UK. Oral Presentation: Subject Marking in Medieval Georgian: The Georgian Chronicles.
    • 13th International Conference on Greek Linguistics, 7–9 September 2017, University of Westminster, London, UK. Oral Presentation: Number in Pontic Greek spoken in Georgia.
    • 1st International Conference on Language Contact in Balkans and Asia Minor, 3–5 November 2016, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Oral Presentation: Loan verbs adaptation in Pontic Greek (as spoken in Georgia)
    • 12th International Conference on Greek Linguistics, 16–19 September 2015, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. Oral Presentation: Influence of Contact Languages on Grammatical Gender in Pontic Greek (spoken in Georgia), etc.

Presentations at UGOE
On 24th of October 2019 Svetlana Berikashili has presented a talk about her dissertation at Geisteswissenschaftliche Einblicke, GSGG – Graduate School of Humanities, Georg-August University of Göttingen.
See attached flyer, and photo.

On January 8th, 2019 Svetlana Berikashili has presented a talk about her thesis project
at Oberseminar English Linguistics (Syntax-Semantics), Georg-August University of Göttingen. Abstract of the talk available from the University web-site:

https://www.uni-goettingen.de/en/winter+term+2018%e2%80%9319/603066.html


From April 8th to 20th 2020 Svetlana Berikashvili has attended the 43rd Conference: Generative Linguistics in the Old World (GLOW), which took place virtually at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. The Conference included the main colloquium and three thematic workshops. During the time of the conference all participants and attendees could view, download and engage with many different talks on Generative Linguistics. They also had a possibility to interact with presenters in live Q&A sessions.

The program of the conference is available at the GLOW official website:
https://glowlinguistics.org/43/

  • Research Assistant. The impact of current transformational processes on language and ethnic identity: Urum and Pontic Greeks in Georgia, from 2013 to 2016. (Principal Investigators: Prof. Stavros Skopeteas, Prof. Konstanze Jungbluth);
  • Individual grant holder (Presidential Grant for young scholars). Georgian-Greek Contrastive Grammar, from 2010 to 2011;
  • Author and supervisor of the project. Teaching of the Simultaneous translation from Greek to Georgian (Juridical, Economic and Political terminology), from 2006 to 2007.

” The Lehmann-Haupt International Doctoral Program is special for me because it gives me the opportunity to collaborate with international partners, to conduct joint doctoral research and to obtain internationally recognized doctoral degrees. From my point of view, one of the advantages of the Lehmann-Haupt International Doctoral Program is that lead scientists in the field agreed to supervise my work and to give their valuable feedback on the research. I strongly believe, that as a result of this, I can pursue high quality research project on the “Differential Subject Marking in Georgian Language” and make a valuable contribution to the Georgian Syntax. “