LINGUIST List 13.1196

Tue Apr 30 2002

Confs: Finnic Langs, University of Helsinki

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  1. Johanna Laakso, Symposium: RECONNECTING FINNIC

Message 1: Symposium: RECONNECTING FINNIC

Date: Sun, 28 Apr 2002 17:12:23 +0200
From: Johanna Laakso <>

Dear linguists interested in Finnic ("Baltic Finnic") languages!

The Finnic research project (originally) located at the Dept. of Finno-Ugrian Studies of the 
University of Helsinki ( will organise an 
international symposium, "RECONNECTING FINNIC", in Helsinki, November 15-16, 2002. The aim of 
the symposium is to discuss the state-of-art in Finnic studies, the perspectives of especially 
the minor, endangered Finnic languages (Karelian, Ludian, Vepsian, Ingrian, Votian, Livonian), 
and their possible contribution to general linguistic studies or vice versa.

The symposium will consist of lectures given by linguists from Finland, Estonia, and other 
countries, and of workshops (according to present plans, there will be three of them: grammar 
and typology, ethno- and sociolinguistics, and areal and contact linguistics). Post-graduate 
or advanced undergraduate students in particular, working on themes that are or can be 
connected with the Finnic languages from a larger (e.g. diachronic, typological, areal) 
perspective, or with the minor Finnic languages, are especially encouraged to participate.

For more information of the symposium, please visit its homepage 
(, where you will find an on-line registration 
form. Deadline for registration to the workshops is June 30, 2002.



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