Spatar Natalia M.

PhD, Senior Lecturer

Спатарь Н.М.


  • St.Petersburg
  • 199034
  • Universitetskaya emb., Build. 11, Office 20


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  • 1986-1989: PhD Programme in Theory of Linguistics, Institute of Linguistic Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences PhD Thesis: "Grammatical Words and Categories of the Verb in Isolating Languages" (1990, supervisor Prof. Victor Khrakovski).
  • 1973-1978: Undergraduate Programme in Philology (Khmer), Specialist Diploma, Faculty of Oriental Studies, Leningrad State University.

Professional positions:

  • Current: Associated Professor, Department of South East Asia Philology, St.Petersburg State University                          
  • Senior Reseacher of the Linguistic Typology Workshop, Institute of Linguistic Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences (0.25)
  • 1986-2011: Assistant, then Senior Reseacher at the Institute of Linguistic Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences

Professional activities:

  • Russian Deputy in EUROSEAS (European Society of South East Asian Studies) (1999-2004)


  • Russian (native),
  • Khmer (fluent),
  • English (fluent),
  • French (reading),
  • Polish (reading)

Research interests:

  • Modern Khmer Language;
  • Linguistic Theory (esp. Syntax)


Courses taught:

  • Khmer language
  • Grammar of the Khmer language
  • Indian elements in Khmer

Experimental workshops:

Recent Completed PhDs:




Publications: 41

           Passive Constructions in Cambodian//Materials of the 3-d International Symposium of Language and Linguistics. Bangkok, 1992


           Imperative Constructions in Cambodian//Mon-Khmer Studies. Vol. 27. Bangkok, 1997


           The Multiplicative, the Distributive and the Iterative in Cambodian//Typology of Iterative constructions. Lyncom Europa. Muenchen, 1997


           Conditional Constructions in Cambodian//Typology of Conditional Constructions. Lyncom Europa. Muenchen, 2005


           Concesive Constructions in Cambodian//Typology of Concessive Constructions. Lyncom Europa. 2012


           Taxis in Cambodian//Typology of Taxis Constructions. Lyncom Europa. 2016