LINGUIST List 30.3469

Mon Sep 16 2019

Calls: Uralic; Gen Ling, Historical Ling, Phonetics, Phonology, Text/Corpus Ling/Austria

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Date: 16-Sep-2019
From: László Fejes <>
Subject: Vowel Harmony Symposium at Congressus XIII Internationalis Fenno-Ugristarum
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Full Title: Vowel Harmony Symposium at Congressus XIII Internationalis Fenno-Ugristarum

Date: 16-Aug-2020 - 21-Aug-2020
Location: Vienna, Austria
Contact Person: László Fejes
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Language Family(ies): Uralic

Call Deadline: 30-Sep-2019

Meeting Description:

Our knowledge of vowel harmony in Uralic languages is very limited. There is only sporadic information available in handbooks on various Uralic languages.

Papers investigating less studied Uralic languages (i.e. other than Hungarian, Finnish or Estonian) have preference.

The languages of the symposium are English and Russian. If your talk is in Russian, having the visual support of your presentation (slides, handout) in English is recommended.

Papers based on the presentations will be published in a special number of Acta Linguistica Academica.


Fejes, László (RIL HAS)
Rebrus, Péter (RIL HAS)
Szigetvári, Péter (ELTE)
Törkenczy, Miklós (ELTE, RIL HAS)

Contact person:

Fejes, László (

2nd Call for Papers:

We invite papers on the following topics:

From a historical perspective:

- reconstructing vowel harmony for earlier (undocumented) stages of language history
- vowel harmony in linguistic records (archives, databases, etc): problems and possibilities of analysis.

From a dialectological perspective:

- detailed description of vowel harmony in specific dialects;
- comparative description of vowel harmony systems in different dialects of the same language.

From a sociolinguistic perspective:

- vowel harmony and language death: vowel harmony in the language of semi-speakers;
- vowel harmony in indicating style, register etc.

From the perspective of language contact:

- phenomena in vowel harmony that result from language contact;
- emergence, development or disappearance of vowel harmony as a result of language contact;
- areal features of vowel harmony.

From a typological perspective:

- vowel harmony in Uralic languages from a cross-linguistic point of view;
- contrastive study of vowel harmony systems in different Uralic languages.

From a theoretical perspective:

- exceptionality in harmony;
- disharmony and antiharmony;
- variation in harmony;
- neutrality in harmony;
- the domain of harmony;
- phonetic bases of harmony;
- morphological factors in vowel harmony;
- experimental studies of vowel harmony.

Abstract proposals must be submitted by September 30, 2019, using the electronic submission tool ( Please, remember to select symposium B.4 Vowel harmony.

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