119,255More than 100 researchers from various universities of Russia, France, Japan, Denmark and Belgium took part in the conference. The participants of the conference discussed the questions of cross-cultural communication, methodology of teaching foreign languages and the problems connected with the preservation of minority indigenous languages in globalizing world.
The plenary session included Dr. Natalya Vladimirovna Ufimtseva, professor of the laboratory of psycholinguistics and the theory of communication at the Institute of Linguistics in the Russian Academy of Sciences who made a report on the new trends of psycholinguistic research of language consciousness. Dr. Ekaterina Nazarovna Romanova, director of the Centre of Ethnology at the Institute of Humanities in the Academy of Sciences of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) made a presentation on world images and the language of traditional culture. Dr. Mikhail Matveyevich Fomin, Professor of the Sakha State University discussed the methodological basis of teaching foreign languages in policultural and multilungual environment. Finally, Rane Willeslev, Professor at the Centre of Social Anthropology, Archeology and Linguistics of the University of Arhus (Denmark) spoke about the language and spiritual knowledge of the Ykaghirs.
On the workshops the papers on comparative research of the languages of the Northern people, on ethnic and cultural peculiarities of the world image of the Evenks, Evens, Yukagirs and the Sakha, on language policy in the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) were discussed. Dr. Joelle Robert-Lamblin (France, National Centre of Scientific Research) made a presentation on the influence of the climate change on the autochthonous culture.
Within the framework of the conference, a seminar on psycholinguistics and the contemporary problems of language consciousness was held. The seminar was  headed by Dr. Natalya Vladimirovna Ufimtseva, professor of laboratory psycholinguistics and the theory of communication at the Institute of Linguistics of the <>