[PLing] 1. Workshop Applied Lx, 2. Guest lecture "Perceptual Karelian"

Johanna Laakso johanna.laakso at univie.ac.at
Wed Jun 10 22:37:45 CEST 2015

Alle Interessierte sind herzlich willkommen!


Monday June 15, 2015, EVSL / Finno-Ugristik, Campus Spitalgasse 2-4 Hof 7.2

To this planning and networking event, selected specialists of language teaching and applied linguists are invited from Hungary, Finland and Estonia. The aim is to discuss our practical possibilities of cooperation in various issues, such as the teaching of morphologically rich languages, developing teaching materials or interlanguage corpora, or the teaching of heritage languages especially to dispersed speakers outside traditional minority communities, with a longer-term goal of developing international research projects and other institutionalized forms of cooperation.

The closed workshop ends with an open discussion event to which all interested colleagues are cordially invited. The event will begin at 17:30 with short introductory talks summarizing the central issues and continues with discussion and refreshments. 

2. On Tuesday, June 16, at 15:00 in the Department Library (Fachbereichbibliothek Finno-Ugristik, Campus 7.2), Dr Helka Riionheimo (University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu) will give a guest lecture on
Perceptual Karelian.

The Karelian language was spoken in Finland in so-called Border Karelia, the easternmost corner of pre-WWII Finland. In World War II, parts of Southeastern Finland, including Border Karelia, were ceded to the Soviet Union, their inhabitants systematically evacuated and resettled in other parts of Finland. Under assimilation pressure from the education system and the whole society, many Karelian-speaking evacuee families shifted to Finnish. This lecture, based on research by Riionheimo and Prof. Marjatta Palander, will deal with questions of folk linguistics and dialectology: what do descendants of Karelian-speaking evacuees remember of the language which their parents or grandparents spoke, and how they perceive Karelian features in audio samples.

Helka Riionheimo received her PhD in 2007 with a dissertation that addresses contact linguistic issues from a broad theoretical perspective. The work was linked to a wide range of areas of linguistic research: studies of Finnish dialects, studies of Finnic languages (especially of Estonian), studies of language contact, language attrition and language death, and studies of morphology and morphological processing. Alongside her work as Lecturer at the University of Eastern Finland, Riionheimo has worked in research projects such as "Complexity in Contact: the maintenance of morphophonology in Baltic Finnic contacts (2010-2013)", FINKA <http://www2.uef.fi/fi/finka/finka> (On the borderline of Finnish and Karelian: perspectives on cognate languages and dialects), and CROSSLING <https://wiki.uef.fi/display/CROSSLING/CROSSLING> (Language Contacts at the Crossroads of Disciplines). 

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
johanna.laakso at univie.ac.athttp://homepage.univie.ac.at/Johanna.Laakso/
Project ELDIA: http://www.eldia-project.org/ 

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