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Full Title: Grammar and Context: New Approaches to the Uralic Languages IV

Short Title: GC
Location: Tartu, Estonia
Start Date: 06-Jun-2013 - 08-Jun-2013
Contact: Liina Lindström
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://grammar2013.ut.ee
Meeting Description: The fourth conference on Grammar and Context: New Approaches to the Uralic Languages will be held in Tartu, on 6 - 8 June 2013. The conference follows up the previous symposia with the same name held in Budapest in 2004, Helsinki in 2007, and Budapest in 2011.

The conference aims to bring together linguists working on Estonian, Finnish, Hungarian and other Uralic languages who are interested in the relations between grammatical and pragmatic aspects of language, between extralinguistic situations and language as a set of systems, and how these relations operate in actual language use.

Keynote Speakers:

Casper de Groot (University of Amsterdam)
Leelo Keevallik (University of Linköping)
Gerson Klumpp (University of Tartu)
Maria Vilkuna (Helsinki, KOTUS)
Linguistic Subfield: General Linguistics; Morphology; Pragmatics; Syntax
Subject Language: Estonian; Finnish; Hungarian
LL Issue: 23.4200

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