LINGUIST List 27.4904

Wed Nov 30 2016

Confs: Uralic, Applied Ling/Estonia

Editor for this issue: Kenneth Steimel <>

Date: 29-Nov-2016
From: Helka Riionheimo <>
Subject: VIRSU 20 years: Jubilee Conference
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VIRSU 20 years: Jubilee Conference

Date: 05-Oct-2017 - 06-Oct-2017
Location: Tallinn, Estonia
Contact: Annekatrin Kaivapalu
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Language Family(ies): Uralic

Meeting Description:

The goal of this conference is to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the cooperation network VIRSU (Finno-Ugric Languages as Target Languages;, which has worked to connect researchers with an applied approach to Finno-Ugric languages since 1997. Currently, the network is facing new challenges. On the one hand, there is a growing need to create connections between applied-linguistic research conducted within Finno-Ugric studies and with other languages or language families. On the other hand, political changes in Europe, including the increasing mobility and immigration, make the teaching and learning of Finno-Ugric languages an even more acute issue. The jubilee conference will respond to these challenges and search for new avenues of research.

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