Call for papers: Negation in Uralic languages

Matti Miestamo matti.miestamo at HELSINKI.FI
Wed Oct 14 09:24:32 UTC 2009


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

Call for papers

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 part of the Typology Symposium in 
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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