Invited Speakers

Goethe University of Frankfurt

Jost Gippert is a linguist, Caucasiologist, author, and professor for Comparative Linguistics at the Institute of Empirical Linguistics at the Goethe University of Frankfurt. His research focuses on historical linguistics, linguistic typology, electronic text corpora, multimedia language documentation and electronic manuscript analysis.



Lancaster University

Andrew Hardie is a corpus linguist, director of ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS) at Lancaster University.


Ivane Javakshishvili Tbilisi State University

Marine Beridze is a linguist, professor at Ivane Javakhisvhili Tbilisi State University. Her research is about Georgian dialects and the Georgian Dialect Corpus (QDK).