I could feel the excitement of the theories being carried over by the people who taught at NYI. The teachers come from an academic community where these theories are being actively developed, so they are able to transfer the excitement, to try to explain the deep underlying ideas. Our people in Moscow come from an academic community with different history and different focuses of interest, and so they cannot present the same theories as at NYI with that deep excitement. So, NYI is a good way to get acquainted with the theories that are not in focus here.

Ivan Zakharjashchev

Department of Linguistics