Grammar & Context: 1st Circ

Johanna Laakso johanna.laakso at
Thu Jul 3 15:43:54 UTC 2003

Sent to us by Márta Csepregi (Budapest):

The Finno-Ugric Department (Finnugor Tanszék) at the University of Budapest
(Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem) will organize a symposium on

Grammar and Context  New Approaches to the Uralic Languages

Budapest, Hungary, April 47, 2004

1st Circular

Preliminary registration and the home page of the symposium:
So far we have received over 40 preliminary registrations from various
countries of the world. It is still possible to send your preliminary
registration to the following address: konteksti at The
information needed for the registration can be found in the Call for Papers
on the web site for the symposium (

Section papers (20 min + 10 min for discussion)
Invited papers (45 min)

Invited speakers:
Johanna Laakso, Finno-Ugric Department, University of Vienna
Marja-Leena Sorjonen, Research Institute for the Languages of Finland,

Abstracts and the official languages:
The official languages of the symposium are Hungarian, Finnish, Estonian,
English, German and Russian. Abstracts, however, should be written in
English. They will be published on the web site of the symposium. The
deadline for submission of abstracts (max. 500 words) is November 30, 2003.
Abstracts should be sent by e-mail to the following address:
konteksti at They should be sent as part of an e-mail message,
not as an attachment. If, however, the use of e-mail is totally impossible,
the abstract can be sent by ordinary mail (see the address below).

Registration fee:
The registration fee is 30 euros for citizens of countries joining the EU
in 2004 and for Russian Federation citizens and 60 euros for citizens of
other countries. The fee should be paid in Hungarian forints (at the
current exchange rate, 1 euro = approx. 250 HUF) in Budapest when you
register on the first day of the symposium.

All section speakers are kindly asked to make their own hotel reservation.
Some alternatives are listed below:

Hotel Mercure Múzeum (4-star hotel) approx. 90130 euros / room (for 1 or 2
persons), breakfast 15 euros / person, situated next to the University in
the city centre ( or , tel.
+36-1-485 1080, address: Trefort utca 2.)

Hotelli Erzsébet (3/4-star hotel), approx. 90 euros / single room, approx.
110 euros / double room, situated in the city centre, near the University
(, tel. +36-1-889 3700, address: Károly
Mihály utca 1115.)

Hotel Ibis Budapest Emke, approx. 77 euros / single room, approx. 85 euros
/ double room, situated in the city centre near the University
(, tel. +36-1-478 3050, address: Akácfa utca 13.)

Hotel Ibis Budapest Centrum, approx. 94 euros / single room, approx. 101
euros / double room, situated in the city centre near the University
(, tel. +36-1-456 4100, address: Ráday utca 6.)

Panzió Leo (3-star hotel), approx. 66 euros / night / single room, approx.
82 euros / double room, breakfast included, situated near the University
(, tel. +36-1-266 9041, address: Kossuth Lajos utca 2/A., 2nd

City Panzió Mátyás (3-star hotel), approx. 6072 euros / single room, n.
90100 euros / double room, situated next to the Elizabeth Bridge (Erzsébet
híd), near the University ( , tel.
+36-1-338 4711, address: Március 15. tér 8.)

Peregrinus ELTE Hotel, n. 60 euros / single room, n. 70 euros / double
room, situated in the city centre near the University (puh. , tel. +36-1-266 4911, address: Szerb utca 3.)

Summer Hotel Hill, youth hostel, approx. 20 euros / room (you share the
bathroom with somebody else), approx. 40 euros / room (a bathroom of your
own), situated in Buda, on the other side of the Danube (the University is
in Pest) on Gellért Hill, quite far from the University, public
transportation (tel. +36-1-386 9881, e-mail imre.frittmann at ,
address: Ménesi út 5.)

More hotels can be found, for example, on the following web sites: and

(It is also worth checking out your local travel agent: Finnish travel
agents, for example, offer package trips to Budapest which include a return
ticket and accommodation.)

Preliminary programme:

Sun April 4th, 2004
1 p.m.                  Hotel/hostel check-in
3 p.m.                  Guided  tour of the National Museum

Mon April 5th, 2004
8 a.m.                  Registration
9 a.m.                  Opening of the Symposium: Prof. Ferenc Havas
9.30 a.m.  10.45 a.m.   Invited paper and discussion: Prof. Johanna Laakso
11 a.m.  17 p.m.        Section papers
7 p.m.                  Social programme

Tue April 6th, 2004
9 a.m.  10.15 a.m.      Invited paper and discussion: PhD Marja-Leena
10.30 a.m.  5 p.m.      Section Papers
6 p.m.                  Social programme

Wed April 7th, 2004
9 a.m. 4 p.m.           Section papers
5 p.m.                  Closing of the Symposium and social programme

The social programme will include the Reception of the Embassy of Finland.
We will send you more details in the next Circular.

Next circular:

The next circular will be sent to the participants in October 2003.

Contact information and the organizing committee:

E-mail: konteksti at

Home page:

Postal address:
ELTE / Finnugor Tanszék / KONTEKSTI
1364 Budapest
Pf. 107

Márta Csepregi, president (csepregim at, András Bereczki
(bereczki at, Ferenc Havas (fhavas at, Kata
Kubínyi (kubinyi at, Yrjö Lauranto (yrjolauranto at
and Marja Seilonen (seilonen at

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