LINGUIST List 31.2539

Tue Aug 11 2020

Confs: Uralic; Gen Ling/Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 10-Aug-2020
From: Johanna Laakso <>
Subject: Digital Pre-Conference CIFU XIII
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Digital Pre-Conference CIFU XIII
Short Title: Pre-CIFU XIII

Date: 17-Aug-2020 - 19-Aug-2020
Location: Vienna (ONLINE), Austria
Contact: Johanna Laakso
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Language Family(ies): Uralic

Meeting Description:

The Congressus Internationalis Fenno-Ugristarum XIII has been postponed by a year due to the COVID pandemic. Part of it, however, will go digital and take place already this year. Participation is free but pre-registration is required. More information about registration and programme on the website .

Program Information:

Monday, August 17
10:00 (CET) Opening

10:30 – 11:30 Plenary talk: Helena Ruotsala (University of Turku): When an invisible border becomes visible: The case of the twin cities Tornio-Haparanda and the COVID-9

11:30–13:00 Lunch break

General session:

13:00–13:30 Gleb Sumarokov: Points of intersection of Finnish and Slavic fantasy of second half of XX - early XXI centuries
13:30–14:00 Riku Erkkilä: The construal of the landmark as the basis of a grammatical distinction
14:00–14:30 Elena Vedernikova: Language choice among rural Mari families and their motives
14:30–15:00 Coffee break
15:00–15:30 Viktor Martinović: Gothic-Hungarian lexical contacts
15:30–16:00 Sampsa Holopainen: Notes on the reflexes of Proto-Uralic sibilants in Hungarian
16:00–16:30 Yuliya Normanskaya: Platform LingvoDoc for collection and analysis of field and archive language materials

Tuesday, August 18
Symposium E2: The interdisciplinary past of the Uralic linguistic area

Please note that due to various practical and info-flow problems, the programme has been subject to last-minute changes. At the moment (please stay tuned for possible changes), the following presentations are planned for the session of August 18, 2020:

9:45–10:00 Symposium opening (Outi Vesakoski)
10:00–10:30 Outi Vesakoski & Michael Dunn: The role of historical linguistics in the interdisciplinary study of the human past
10:30–11:00 Kendra Willson: Uralic languages attested in runic inscriptions?
11:00–11:30 Jaakko Raunamaa: The Spread of Pre-Christian Finnic Personal Names in the Medieval Baltic Sea Area
11:30–12:00 Elina Salmela (presented by Päivi Onkamo): Genetic studies of the Uralic-speaking populations: tools, results, and interpretations
12:00–13:00 Lunch break
13:00–13:30 Kerttu Majander, Kerkko Nordqvist, Arkadii Korolev, Alexander Khokhlov, Roman Smolyaninov, Henny Piezonka, Päivi Onkamo, Johannes Krause, Wolfgang Haak: Genome-wide ancient DNA investigation of Eneolithic individuals from southwestern Russia reveals a genetic contact point between the forest-steppe and steppe populations
13:30–14:00 Galina Aksyanova: Anthropological assessment of the biodiversity of modern Ugric peoples
14:00–14:30 Alexander Savelyev, Leonid A. Vyazov, Yulia A. Salova, Elena E. Vorobeva & Oleg Balanovsky: The early Uralic-Turkic interaction in the Middle Volga region: an interdisciplinary perspective
14:30– Closing discussion

Wednesday, August 19
Symposium C4: Cultural Heritage, Identity Symbols and Traditions (Old, New, Invented)

Some of the presentations have not been confirmed yet. Changes withheld!

9:45 Symposium opening (Hanne Hieta)
10:00–10:30 László Mód: From the First Assembly to the National Togetherness. Changing Meaning and Use of a Hungarian Cultural Heritage Site
10:30–11:00 Elena Eltc: Museums of Vepsian culture and ethnocultural rights
11:00–11:30 Janika Oras & Liina Saario: From folklore to narodnoye tvorchestvo: performing runo-song on stage
11:30–12:00 Anya Shatilova: St. Petersburg Brings Back Its Past: An Exploration of Ingrian Musical Heritage within an Urban Space
12:00– Closing discussion

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