On 31 October 2019, the First International Congress “The Belarusian Language as the Main Historical and Cultural Value of the Nation and State” started its work at the NAS of Belarus. The congress is devoted to the 90th anniversary of foundation of one of the oldest Academy’s institutes, namely the Yakub Kolas Institute of Linguistics.
The forum has brought together more than 130 scientists from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, the Czech Republic, and Lithuania.
The main problems to be discussed at the scientific forum are as follows:
A special exhibition dedicated to the history of the Belarusian linguistics is presented to the Congress participants. A number of unique and rare editions, having created by scientists of the Institute over 90 years period, are exhibited there. These editions make up the golden fund of the national linguistics. Among them there are “The Grammar of the Belarusian Language” in 2 volumes, “The Historical Dictionary of the Belarusian Language” in 37 issues, “The Explanatory Dictionary of the Belarusian Language” in 6 volumes, “The Dialectological Atlas of the Belarusian Language”, and many others.