Maria Konoshenko


MSUH, Research fellow

Department of Africa, Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography, Saint-Petersburg. Laboratory assistant (2010)
Center for Linguistic typology, Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow. Lecturer (2012 – present)
Institute of Modern Linguistic Research, Sholokhov Moscow State University. Research fellow (2013 — present)

Saint-Petersburg State University: BA in linguistics cum laude (2009). Thesis: Tonal systems in the dialects of Kpelle. MA in linguistics cum laude (2011). Thesis: Basic grammatical categories of Guinean Kpelle
Institute of Linguistics, Russian Academy of Science. PhD student (2011 – present). Dissertation: Person-number agreement in Mande languages: an intragenetic typology.

2006, 2007, 2008 – Kalmykia, Russian Federation. Topic: Differential case marking in the Kalmyk language
2008, 2009 – Nzerekore, Republic of Guinea. Topic: Guinean Kpelle (phonology, morphology)

2010 – Russian Academy of Science Award for the best student’s paper in linguistics (Tonal systems in the dialects of Kpelle)

Research interests
Typology, linguistic complexity, tone, agreement, case, Mande.