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Full Title: 4th International Conference on Samoyedology

Short Title: ICS4
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Start Date: 03-Oct-2012 - 05-Oct-2012
Contact: Beáta Wagner-Nagy
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting Description: 4th International Conference on Samoyedology
Hamburg, Germany
3-5 October, 2012

The conference topics include, but are not limited to:

- Synchronic and diachronic research on all grammatical levels concerning Samoyedic languages;
- Problems of bi-/multilingualism and language policy regarding the Samoyedic languages;
- Research on contact linguistics, areality and/or typology including one or several Samoyedic languages.

Different round table discussions shall deal with certain aspects of Samoyedic studies:

- The history of the Samoyedic languages and of Samoyedic studies? This round table discussion is devoted to the memory of E. A. Helimski;
- Documenting and archiving Samoyedic languages? Achievements, tasks and open questions;
- Results and perspectives of the lexicography of the Uralic languages.
Linguistic Subfield: Historical Linguistics; Language Documentation; Lexicography; Sociolinguistics; Typology
LL Issue: 22.3731

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