11 February 2020
The beginning of February for the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics (Head of the Department E. Zhuravleva) for the seventh year has been marked by the holding of the international scientific student conference “Russian Language in the XXI Century: Studies of the Young” (Responsible Associate Professor DS Tashimkhanova). This has already become a good tradition of the department and a long-awaited event for Kazakhstani and foreign students. And the collection of the conference became the hallmark of this scientific event.
The plenary session of the conference was held in an online format, which allowed the participants of the university co-organizers of the event not only to get acquainted with each other's scientific reports, but also to coordinate many issues of cooperation.
In 2020, more than 100 students from educational institutions of Kazakhstan and the countries of near and far abroad applied for participation in the conference: students from educational institutions of the cities of Russia (Moscow, Kazan, Tula, Omsk, Surgut), China (Dalian) and cities of Kazakhstan (Nur -Sultan, Pavlodar, Kostanay, Semey, Petropavlovsk, Shymkent, etc.). For full-time participation in the Nur-Sultan came a delegation of students from Surgut, students from Omsk and Pavlodar.
The purpose of such scientific events is to stimulate the cognitive interest of students and schoolchildren, to involve students in research activities and the formation of a research culture, and to test the results of scientific research. The conference topics covered the following range of problems:
• Modern Russian language: state and trends of its development;
• Intercultural communication and dialogue of cultures;
• Linguistic and cultural space of the region;
• Language of mass communication;
• Features of the study of the linguistic identity of works of art.
These aspects are related to the priority area ofscientific research of the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics.
Before connecting universities directly, the participants got acquainted with the history, activities and development directions of partner universities by watching the presentations of ENU, TSPU, KFU and SurGPU.
The opening of the conference and the Plenary were held online. Dean of the Faculty of Philology A.B. Beisenbay, opening the conference, noted that in the Year of Volunteers, Russian philologists, having teamed up with Russian students, are volunteers of the Russian language. Further, a word of greeting was given to representatives of the leadership of the co-organizing universities: N.V. Konoplina - to the president of SurGPU, professor, honored teacher of the RSFSR (Russia), N.A. Gavrilina, Dean of the Faculty of Russian Philology and Documentation, TSPU named after L.N. Tolstoy (Russia), T.G. Bochina - Dean of the Higher School of the Russian Language and Intercultural Communication. I.A. Baudouin de Courtenay, Kazan (Volga) Federal University (Russia). Russian colleagues noted that it is very symbolic that the holding of the conference coincides with the Day of Science, celebrated in the Russian Federation.
Greetings were also made by the heads of the departments of the four organizing universities. E.A. Zhuravleva, professor, head Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, ENU named after L.N. Gumilyov noted the growing interest in the conference from students of Kazakh and foreign universities, the high level of originality of scientific work, which allowed our co-organizers - SurGPU - to place the 2019 conference collection piece by piece in a scientific electronic library (www.eLibrary.ru), now it is included in the Russian Science Citation Index (RSCI).
Raikhlina E.L., Head Department of Russian Language and Literature TSPU L.N. Tolstoy wished the participants good luck and scientific achievements in the field of linguistics. Breusova E.I., Head Department of Philological Education and Journalism of SurGPU pointed out the importance of holding an international student conference in Nur Sultan.
At the Plenary meeting held in an online format, reports were made alternately by students of ENU, TSPU, KFU and SurGPU: Zhulikova M. “Using feminitives in the speech of Kazakhstanis” (Nur-Sultan); Morkovsky O. "The Story of N.V. Gogol's “Taras Bulba” from the perspective of intermediality ”(Surgut); Al-Bakien S. “Complicated adjectives as a means of creating an individual author’s picture of the world in V. Kataev’s book“ My Diamond Wreath ”” (Tula); Al Smadi L. “Classification of equivalent vocabulary and methods for its translation (on the example of Russian and Arabic)” (Kazan); Kolesnikova Zh. “Sound-geometric associativity in the Russian language” (Tula); Bisarina M. “Igor Northerner is the poetics of utopia” (Nur-Sultan). All reports aroused the interest of the audience, many questions and lively discussion.
Further, work continued in sections, already at the sites of their universities. The meetings of four sections were held at ENU. Participants were able to submit their scientific research, presentations, answer questions. A competitive jury worked in each section, which noted that this year it was very difficult to choose the best, since all the speakers presented their work at a high level, had excellent knowledge of scientific material, showed independence in interpreting scientific data and formulating conclusions, and actively supported the discussion.
On the second day of the conference, a round table "Student Science: From Idea to Results" was held, in which, in addition to students, leading scientists of the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics took part.
The discussion of scientific directions and concepts, problems in the preparation of scientific papers, data processing and design of literature aroused great interest among students. They received recommendations from scientists on writing articles and preparing oral presentations. Participants expressed their opinion on the impact of the conference on their formation as future scientists and thanked the organizers for the opportunity for scientific communication.
At the final plenary meeting, the results were awarded and the winners who received diplomas were awarded, as well as those who distinguished themselves in each nomination with diplomas. It is important to note that Kazakhstan students received diplomas and certificates established by co-organizing universities from Russia.
According to the results of speeches at the Plenary and breakout sessions, the jury praised the reports of the following students:
1st degree - Maria Zhulikova (ENU named after L.N. Gumilyov); Morkovskikh Olesya (SurGPU); Bisarina Madina (Kazakhstan branch of Moscow State University named after MV Lomonosov); Anapyanova Asem (ENU named after L.N. Gumilyov); Kudik Anna (SurGPU).
2 degrees - Amantayeva Botagoz (ENU named after L.N. Gumilyov); Gorbunova Anastasia (SurGPU); Yernarova Aidan (ENU named after L.N. Gumilyov); Negmanova Diana (ENU named after L.N. Gumilyov).
3 degrees - Kamil Kolmagorov (ENU named after L.N. Gumilyov); Kukina Alisa (Kazakhstan branch of Moscow State University named after MV Lomonosov); Elyubaeva Aidana (ENU named after L.N. Gumilyov); Daurenbek Kymbat (ENU named after L.N. Gumilyov).
In addition, students were awarded certificates in the nominations “For the Independence of Interpretation of a Scientific Problem” (Ryaguzova Kristina, Diana Elibaeva), “For an Original Approach to Solving a Problem” (Vogel Daria).
The cultural program included a visit to the Museum of Writing, the Cabinet Museum of L.N. Gumilyov, personal offices of the Faculty of Philology (named after Abay, Pushkin Lounge, Center for Polish Language and Culture) and others. The tour was conducted by associate professor Shakhin A.A.
Foreign guests were given the opportunity to explore the sights of Astana, visit the aquarium, climb Baiterek, and follow the bus tour route.
By the beginning of the conference, the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics had published a collection of scientific articles.
After the conference, the organizers received many letters from representatives of many universities with expressing gratitude for the high level of this scientific event.