CFP: Finnic Languages on the Map (October 24-26, 2013, V õrumaa)

Johanna Laakso johanna.laakso at
Mon May 27 09:48:21 UTC 2013

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Univ.-Prof. Dr. Johanna Laakso

Universität Wien, Institut für Europäische und Vergleichende Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft (EVSL), Abteilung Finno-Ugristik
Campus AAKH Spitalgasse 2-4 Hof 7
A-1090 Wien
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Call for presentations
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Läänemeresoome keeled kaartidel
Itämerensuomalaiset kielet kartalla
October 24 –26, 2013 in Võrumaa, Estonia
The Võro Institute and Graduate School of Linguistics, Philosophy and Semiotics of the University of Tartu invite you to participate in the international conference “Finnic languages on the map”.
We are looking for presentations which deal with Finnic languages used in maps: language or dialect maps, the spread of vocabulary and isoglosses, dialectometric methods, new opportunities for the visualization of language corpuses and linking databases with maps. Secondly, we welcome presentations which focus on Finnic toponyms on old maps, new sources and new interpretations of known sources. Thirdly, we invite presentations which deal with maps aimed at ethnic representation, and those analyzing the manipulation of maps and maps symbolizing power and nationalism. One of the objectives of the conference is to prepare the compilation of the Atlas of Finnic Toponyms. In connection with this aim, we are also looking for presentations which introduce different toponymic data bases of Finnic countries and regions.
The working languages of the conference are the Finnic languages and English. No translation will be provided.

Registration, fees and other relevant information
To participate, please complete the registration form on the webpage by August 15, 2013. To participate with a presentation please include an abstract (max. 200 words) in one of the working languages along with the registration.
The length of presentations is 20 minutes. We also welcome poster presentations. The papers will be peer-reviewed and published in the collection of articles Publications of the Võru Institute in 2014.
The fee is 50 euros. Thanks to grants received, this includes accommodation (two nights) and meals from Thursday evening through Saturday noon. Transport will be arranged from and to the port of Tallinn and Tartu. Participantion for graduate students and their supervisors of the Graduate School of Linguistics, Philosophy and Semiotics is free of charge. The fee should be transferred by September 15, 2013 at the latest, either to bank account No 10220034796011 (SEB) or to account No 221023778606 (Swedbank), attention to “the Ministry of Finances” as the beneficiary; the reference number is 2100082120 and in the details section, add “Võro Institute conference” (SWIFT: EEUHEE2X, IBAN: EE891010220034796011). Only bank transfers are accepted. If requested, a receipt will be sent by September 2013. Those who wish to receive a receipt beforehand should make a note when registering.

The next conference circular will be sent to those who have registered by September. Updates and detailed information will be available from Mr. Evar Saar and Ms. Tuuli Abel, Võro Instituut, Tartu 48, 65609 Võru, e-mail: wi at, phone+372 7821960 or +372 78 28754. Please do not hesitate to contact us!
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