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Networking event on linguistic description of Uralic languages in Finland, 12 June, 2015
NEW INSIGHTS INTO THE DESCRIPTION OF URALIC LANGUAGES
Kone Foundation organizes a networking event on linguistic description with a particular focus on the Uralic language group. The workshop, which is part of the Kone Foundation Language Programme, will be held at Saari Manor in Mynämäki, Finland, on 12 June, 2015. The foundation will organize a funding round on the same theme in the autumn of 2015.
The speakers of the workshop include Peter Austin (SOAS, University of London), Matti Miestamo (University of Helsinki), and Lea Siilin (University of Eastern Finland). The presentations and the discussions will focus on how the more or less threatened Uralic languages could be described in ways that would be fruitful for both scholars and language communities. In order to create better projects, inspiration will be sought from other language groups.
PROF PETER AUSTIN