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My interests include Siberian languages (particularly Tungusic and its neighbors), phonetics and phonology, documentation of endangered languages, language change and language contact. I am working in the project “Documentation of Negidal, a nearly extinct Northern Tungusic language of the Lower Amur” with Brigitte Pakendorf.

I graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University (Faculty of Philology, Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics aka OTiPL). From 2009 to 2013 I was involved in the project Dialectal and cultural diversity among Evens in Siberia within the Max Planck Research Group on Comparative Population Linguistics at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany. From 2012 to 2015 I was affiliated with the Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication as an external PhD student. In September 2015 I obtained my PhD from the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The title of my dissertation is “Vowel harmony in two Even dialects: Production and perception”. The full text can be found here.




  • 2015: University of Amsterdam
    Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication
    PhD dissertation: Vowel harmony in two Even dialects: Production and Perception
  • 2007: Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
    Faculty of philology, Department of theoretical and applied linguistics
    Thesis: Typology of relative clauses headed by indefinite pronouns
  • 2015: LOT Summer School in Linguistics, Leuven, Belgium
  • 2010: DGfS-CNRS Summer School on Linguistic Typology, Leipzig, Germany
  • 2009: Advanced DOBES Training Course, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
  • 2008: DOBES Training Course, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
  • 2006: Vilem Mathesius Lecture Series 21, Prague, Czech Republic




  • Negidal: Khabarovsky Kray, Russia (2017)
  • Even: Central Kamchatka, Russia (2009&2011), Sebjan-Küöl, Yakutia (2010), Topolinoe, Yakutia, Russia (2011)
  • Erzya: Shoksha, Mordovia, Russia (2006-2007)
  • Udmurt: Shamardan, Udmurtia, Russia (2003-2005)



    2014 Summer semester : University of Leipzig
    teaching one-semester course Analysis of fieldwork data for master students (taught in German)




    Aralova, N., 2015, "Vowel harmony in two Even dialects: Production and perception.", 400, Utrecht, LOT, 231 p., LOT Dissertation Series, 978-94-6093-180-2 (fulltext)

    Chapitres dans les ouvrages

    Brykina, M. & Aralova, N., 2012, "Sistemy pričastij v marijskom i permskix jazykax [The systems of participles in Mari and Permic Languages]", in Finno-ugorskie jazyki: fragmenty grammatičeskogo opisanija. Formal’nyj i funktsional’nyj podxody., Kuznetsova, A., Serdobol'skaja, N., Toldova, S., Saj, S. & Kalinina, E. (eds), Moscow, Rukopisnye Pamjatniki Drevnej Rusi, pp. 476-520


    Aralova, N. & Brykina, M., 2012, "Finitnye otnositel’nye predloženija v marijskom i erzja-mordovskom jazykax. [Finite relative clause in Mari and Erzya]", in Finno-ugorskie jazyki: fragmenty grammatičeskogo opisanija. Formal’nyj i funktsional’nyj podxody, Kuznetsova, A., Serdobol'skaja, N., Toldova, S., Saj, S. & Kalinina, E. (eds), Moscow, Rukopisnye Pamjatniki Drevnej Rusi, pp. 521-542, 978-5-9551-0531-4

    Articles de revues

    Pakendorf, B. & Aralova, N., 2018, "The endangered state of Negidal: A field report", Language Documentation and Conservation , 12, pp. 1-14 (view article)

    Communications avec actes édités

    Aralova, N., Grawunder, S. & Winter, B., 2011, "The Acoustic Correlates of Tongue Root Vowel Harmony in Even (Tungusic)", proc. of The 17th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Hong Kong, 17-21 August 2011, Wai-Sum, L. & Zee, E. (eds), pp. 240–243


    Aralova, N., 2010, "Akustičeskie korrel'aty artikul'acii "prodvinutyj vs. otodvinutyj koren' jazyka" na materiale glasnyh evenskogo jazyka [Acoustic correlates of the articulation "advanced vs. retracted tongue root" in Even vowels] ", actes de Teoretičeskaja i prikladnaja lingvistika: puti razvitija, Moscow, October 29-30, 2010, Kibrik, A., Arkhipov, A., Kuznetsova, A., Kobozeva, I., Krivnova, O. & Bonch-Osmolovskaja, A. (eds), Izdatel'stvo Moskovskogo Universiteta, pp. 99-101 (résumé)


    Aralova, N. & Pakendorf, B., 2017, "Phonetic variation in Negidal: sociolinguistic and contact situation", Workshop “Obsolescing grammars: the effects of language ecology on language structure”, Institut des Sciences de l’Homme, Lyon, France, 16 May 2017


    Aralova, N., 2017, "The nearly extinct Negidal language and its Tungusic relatives – genealogical and sociolinguistic perspectives", The Russian and Chinese Minority Languages Symposium, Leiden University, the Netherlands, 3 May 2017


    Aralova, N., 2015, "Vagaries of ATR in Even", Workshop on Vowel Harmony, Leiden University, the Netherlands, 6 November 2015


    Aralova, N., 2015, "Vowel Harmony in Even", Symposium on Siberian Languages, Leiden University, the Netherlands, 9 October 2015


    Aralova, N., 2015, "On developments in the vowel systems of two Even dialects", Diversity Linguistics: Retrospect and Prospect, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany, 1-3 May 2015


    Aralova, N., 2014, "Historical dynamics of Even vowel harmony systems", The 22nd Manchester Phonology Meeting, Manchester, United Kingdom, 29-31 May 2014 (poster)


    Aralova, N., 2014, "Documentation of Even dialects: principles and results", The XIII Conference for Computational and Cognitive Linguistics TEL2014 “Linguistic Semantics: Models and Technologies”, Kazan, Russia, 6-9 February 2014


    Aralova, N., 2013, "Dialectal differences in Even vowels: acoustics and perception", The International Conference: “Language Documentation: Past – Present – Future”, Hanover, Germany, 5-7 June 2013

    Articles dans magazines

    Aralova, N., 2016, "O predpolagaemyx substratnyx javleniyax v nekotoryx jazykax Sibiri (kommentarij na statju I. Ya. Seljutinoy „Foniko-fonologicheskie issledovanija jazykov narodov Sibiri v LEFI im. V. M. Nadeljaeva Instituta filologii SO RAN“) [On alleged substrate effects in some languages of Siberia (comment on the paper by I. Ya. Selyutina “Phonetic-phonological investigations of the languages of Siberia in the Nadelyaev Laboratory of experimental phonetic research of SO RAN)] ", 3/22, Ural-Altaic Studies, pp. 80-84


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