Call for papers reminder: Negation in Uralic languages

Matti Miestamo matti.miestamo at HELSINKI.FI
Mon Nov 30 15:16:25 UTC 2009


Workshop at the 11th International Congress of Finno-Ugric Studies (CIFU11)
Piliscsaba, Hungary, August 9-14, 2010

2nd call for papers -- deadline December 10

The Uralic language family is known for its negative auxiliary verbs,
but the negation systems of the Uralic languages are interesting in many
other ways as well. All types of negative markers -- negative verbs,
particles, affixes -- are found, and negation interacts in intricate
ways with phenomena such as focus, quantifiers, word order, case
marking, tense, mood and aspect. These issues have not been
systematically explored in the Uralic languages.

The workshop will bring together scholars working on negation in Uralic
languages and/or in a typological perspective. The goal is to reach a
more systematic and typologically informed picture of negation in
Uralic. The event will take place as one of the symposia at
the 11th International Congress of Finno-Ugric Studies (CIFU11) in
Piliscsaba, Hungary, August 9-14, 2010.

We invite abstracts on any aspects of negation in Uralic languages. The
main focus is on the description/analysis of the systems of negation in
these languages, especially from a typological perspective, but we are
open to all theoretical approaches. We encourage contributors to take
one of the following viewpoints:

1. The description/analysis of the system of negation in one (or more)
Uralic languages

2. The description/analysis of a particular negation-related phenomenon
(e.g. negation of a specific clause type, negative polarity, interaction
between negation and case/TAM etc.) in several Uralic languages or
across the whole Uralic family.

3. Typology (or other theoretical approaches) and Uralic languages: what
the Uralic data can contribute to our understanding of negation or what
typology (or other theoretical approaches) can contribute to our
understanding of negation in Uralic.

Papers taking a different focus are of course equally welcome.

Abstracts (max. 2 pages) are due by 10 December 2009. Notification of
acceptance: 10 January 2010. For organizational reasons, please indicate
your interest in participation as soon as possible (the preregistration
for the main conference precedes the registration for the workshop).
Please send your abstract to both Matti Miestamo
<> and Anne Tamm <>.


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Workshop on Negation in Uralic languages:


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Anne Tamm <>

Matti Miestamo

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