More than 100 researchers from various universities of
Russia, France, Japan, Denmark and 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 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 Russian Academy Institute of Humanities in the Academy of Sciences of the (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 Sakha Republic University of Arhus ( ) spoke about the language and spiritual knowledge of the Ykaghirs. Denmark
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
(Yakutia) were discussed. Dr. Joelle Robert-Lamblin ( Sakha Republic , National Centre of Scientific Research) made a presentation on the influence of the climate change on the autochthonous culture. France
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 <>