The Maurice Thorez Institute of Foreign Languages
Moscow State Linguistic University

Research Areas

MSLU researchers have made significant contributions to the theory of :

  • Text and Discourse Studies
  • Speech Studies
  • Cognitive Linguistics
  • Translation and Interpreting Studies (Literary, Simultaneous, and Audiovisual)
  • First and Second Language-Related Identity
  • Meaning as an Extralinguistic Phenonmenon 
  • Methodology of Foreign Language Teaching.

Since its foundation, MSLU has been home to eminent researchers who have always combined theoretical Linguistics and applied language research of specific languages (language pairs). Their followers continue to pursue the scholarly traditions that have laid the foundation of a wide range of schools of academic thought.