Reminder: Case in Uralic

"Seppo Kittilä" sepkit at UTU.FI
Thu Dec 31 08:24:10 UTC 2009

(apologies for multiple postings and happy new year to everyone!)

Uralic Case

Workshop of the 14th International Morphology Meeting
Budapest, Hungary, May 14th and 15th, 2010

Seppo Kittilä and Anne Tamm

This workshop is devoted to the study of case systems in Uralic languages. The Uralic 
languages are well known for their rich case inventories. However, most studies of Uralic 
cases deal with the rather extensively studied Hungarian, Finnish and perhaps Estonian 
cases and case systems. Cases of other Uralic languages have been studied to a much 
lesser extent. The goal of this workshop is to fill that void by giving a fuller picture 
of case systems of Uralic languages (including dialects). We thus especially encourage 
contributions dealing with lesser-studied Uralic languages (such as Samoyedic, Mari, 
Mordvinian, Sami languages and Khanty).

The workshop consists of two parts. The first part of the workshop clarifies the 
phenomena, the terminology and the comparability of the data in the individual languages, 
as specific to Uralic and in more general terms. The goal is to accumulate knowledge 
about the case systems of each language, and about the specific cases in Uralic languages 
and dialects. Firstly, we plan ‘case studies of case’, such as genitive, partitive, 
abessive, locatives, comitative etc. in Uralic languages, both in individual languages 
and across (Uralic) languages. Secondly, we invite papers on more general issues, such as 
the 'Uralicness' of the case systems and cases.

Please send your anonymous abstract, maximum 2 pages (including examples and references), 
and the same abstract containing your data and named yournameabstract.pdf, by January 15, 
2010 to the organizers Seppo Kittilä and Anne Tamm, seppo.kittila at and 
anne.tamm at . Authors will be notified about the acceptance status of their 
paper by January 31.

For updates and more information about the workshop, please consult our workspace at 

The webpage of the main event (The 14th International Morphology Meeting) is found at 

Since the participants of the workshop on Uralic case need to register to the main event, 
please consult the website for details of registration, accommodation, the venue, and 
several other practical issues.

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