Pavel Duryagin
Slavic Studies

What do you teach at Ca’ Foscari? What are your main research interests? 
My name is Pavel Duryagin, I was born in Veliky Ustyug, which is a town in northern European Russia. I teach at Ca' Foscari two modules of Russian language for the second and third year of the Bachelor’s degree programme, and one module of Russian language for the Master’s degree programme of Comparative International Relations. My scientific interests concern experimental and theoretical phonetics, Russian phonetics, Russian dialectology, L2 phonetics and teaching Russian to foreigners.

Tell us about your academic path.
I graduated from Lomonosov State University in Moscow in 2012. In 2016, I earned a PhD in Russian Language at the Faculty of Humanities of the same university. From 2016 to 2018 I taught at the HSE University in Moscow the courses "Language theory: phonetics", "Contemporary Russian language from the perspective of the methodology of its teaching to foreigners", "Russian language for foreigners". Since September 2018 I have been a researcher of Russian language at the Department of Linguistics and Comparative Cultural Studies at Ca' Foscari University of Venice.

What is the aspect of your research you are most passionate about?
I am passionate about experimental phonetics because it is a field of linguistics that is constantly developing and today every researcher has tools at his disposal that phoneticians could only dream of 20 years ago.

The area you have always wanted to be involved in but have not yet had the opportunity to explore?
I would like to expand my knowledge of Italian linguistics and especially learn more about the incredible wealth of dialects and regional varieties of Italian.

Why Ca’ Foscari and Venice?
It was a somewhat sudden choice, but I have never regretted it.

Last update: 28/02/2023