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Georgy Blinnikov

PhD in Linguistics

Areas of Expertise

Cognitive Semantics, Cross-Cultural Analysis, Romance and Germanic languages, Sensory Qualities, Synaesthesia 


Leader of the project Cross-cultural differences in methods of cognitive processing of verbal and visual material sponsored by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (March 2020 – December 2022)

Courses taught

Psycholinguistics; Cognitive Ethnolinguistics; Theory, Practice and History of the Italian Language; 

Theory, Practice and History of the English Language.


  • Russian – native

  • English – fluent (C2)

  • Italian – fluent (C1)

  • German – good (B2)

  • Hebrew – basic (A1)


Peer-Reviewed Publications




Conference Talks

  • 2022 Blinnikov G.B. Directions of metaphorization in English, Russian and Italian: A Case Study of the semantic field “Heavy”// Third All-Russian scientific-practical conference with international participation, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, December 28, 2022.

  • 2022 Blinnikov G.B., Blinnikova I. V., Rabeson M. D., Izmalkova A. I. Cross-Cultural Differences in Strategies of Complex Images Visual Search // ECVP 2022, Nijmegen, Netherlands, August 28 – September 1, 2022.

  • 2022 Blinnikov G.B. Parliamentary Debate Format in English Teaching // Lomonosov Readings 2022. IAAS, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia, April 14-22, 2022.

  • 2020 Blinnikova I.V., Alieva A., Blinnikova G.B. Description of Emotions and Emotive Situations by Russian and Azerbaijani Respondents // Personality Psychology: Real and Virtual Context, Moscow, November 23-24, 2020.

  • 2020 Blinnikov G.B. Analysis of the semantic field ‘Power’ in Russian and English Languages: A Frame Approach // Lomonosov Readings 2020. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia, October 20, 2020.

  • 2019 Blinnikov G.B. How Languages Conceptualize Sensory Qualities: Analysis of Semantic Fields and Frames // 8th Forum of Russian and Japanese University Presidents, Moscow, Russia, September 23-27, 2019.

  • 2019 Blinnikov G.B. Expression of the Quality ‘Transparent’ in the Italian Language // 20th International Conference ‘Cognitive Modelling in Linguistics’ (CML-2019), Rostov-on-Don, Russia, September 5-15, 2019.

  • 2019 Blinnikova I.V., Rabeson M.D., Blinnikov G.B., Alieva A. Semantic Space of Emotions in Russian and Azerbaijani Languages // 20th International Conference ‘Cognitive Modelling in Linguistics (CML-2019), Retimno, Greece, September 9-14, 2019.

  • 2019 Blinnikov G.B. Types of Synaesthetic Metaphors: A Case Study of the Italian Language // Lomonosov Readings 2019. Psychology Section, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia, April 15-25, 2019.

  • 2018 Blinnikov G.B. Olfactory Qualities and Specifics of their Linguistic Expression: A Case Study of the Italian Language // 8th International Conference on Cognitive Science, Svetlogorsk, Russia, October 18-21, 2018.

  • 2018 Blinnikov G.B. Semantic Mapping of Sensory Experience: A Case Study of Russian and Italian Languages // The 19th International Scientific Conference "Cognitive Modelling in Linguistics", Tel Aviv, Israel, September 30 – October 7, 2018.

  • 2018 Blinnikov G.B. Frame Approach to Vocabulary: Sour Taste in Italian, Russian and English languages // Lomonosov Readings 2018, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia, April 16-25, 2018.

  • 2017 Blinnikova Irina, Rabeson Maria, Blinnikov Georgiy. Semantic dimensions of emotions in different languages // 18th International Scientific Conference "Cognitive Modeling in Linguistics", Cascais, Portugal, September 10-17, 2017.

  • 2017 Blinnikov G.B. Semantic Frames of Taste Sense in Russian and Italian Languages // 5th International Forum on Cognitive Modelling (IFCM-2017), Cascais, Portugal, September 10-17, 2017.

  • 2016 Blinnikov G.B. How does the Italian Language Describe Pleasant Smell? // Cognitive Modelling: the Fourth International Forum on Cognitive Modelling (CML-2016), Lloret de Mar, Spain, September 11-18, 2016.

  • 2016 Blinnikov G.B. Adjective Representation of Loudness in the Italian Language // Events in Communication and Cognition, Moscow State Linguistic University, Russia, May 19-20, 2016.

  • 2015 Blinnikov G.B. Modelling synaesthetic transfer patterns: A case study of Italian and Russian adjectives // 16th International Scientific Conference ‘Cognitive Modelling in Linguistics’ (CML-2015), Varna, Bulgaria, September 14-21, 2015.

  • 2015 Blinnikov G.B. Synesthetic Metaphors in the Russian and Italian Languages: A Comparative Study // European Conference on Visual Perception. Visual Science of Art Conference 2015, Liverpool, Great Britain, August 23-25, 2015.

  • 2014 Blinnikov G.B. Comparative Analysis of Intermodal Synaesthetic Metaphors in Italian and Russian Languages // 15th International Conference ‘Cognitive Modelling in Linguistics’, Isola, Slovenia, September 6-13, 2014.

  • 2014 Blinnikov G.B. How sensory qualia are represented in lexical meaning? // 1st International Forum on Cognitive Modeling (IFCM-2013), Milano-Marittima, Italy, September 14-21, 2013.

  • 2013 Blinnikov G.B. Analysis of Adjectives Describing Uneven in the Italian Language. // Linguistic Typology: Methods and Lines of Research, Kamenets-Podolsky, Ukraine, April 5-7, 2013.

  • 2011 Blinnikov G.B. Mechanisms and Functions of Humour in a Popular Science Text //13th International Conference "Cognitive Modeling in Linguistics", Corfu, Greece, September 22-29, 2011.

  • 2010 Blinnikov G.B. Recursive Structures of the Popular Scientific Texts // 12th International Conference "Cognitive Modeling in Linguistics", Dubrovnik, Croatia, September 7-14, 2010.



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