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Conference - SAALS 3: 3rd Saami Linguistics Symposium

When Oct 19, 2017 08:00 AM to
Oct 20, 2017 07:00 PM
Where FRIAS, Albertstr. 19, seminar room
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Contact Phone +49 (0)761 203-97362
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On October 18–20 2017, the 3rd Saami Linguistics Symposium will take place. The Symposium is the continuation of a series of international symposia previously held in Tromsø in 2006 and 2009. The purpose of the symposium is to give researchers the opportunity to present current research to their peers, participate in formal and informal discussions on relevant topics, and explore potential opportunities for future collaborative work. We especially encourage younger researchers at the Master's and Ph.D. levels to present their work. 

Papers related to Saami languages and linguistics including the sociology of language, language teaching, and language revitalization are welcome. The keynote speech will be given by Matthew Baerman (Surrey Morphology Group) and address the topic of inflectional morphology in a cross-linguistic perspective. With this in mind, we are particularly looking forward to papers dealing with Saami inflectional morphology. 

Please submit an anonymous, one-page abstract in English or Saami via EasyChair by 15 June 2017.



The symposium is being organized by Michael Rießler (FRIAS and Freiburg Research Group in Saami Studies), Joshua Wilbur (Freiburg Research Group in Saami Studies), Tim Feist (Surrey Morphology Group), and Flore Picard (Université Paris-Sorbonne, Paris IV), and in collaboration with the Freiburg Research Group in Saami Studies and the Foundation for Endangered Languages Regional Interest Group «Northern Eurasia». Financial and organisational support come from FRIAS, the Department for Scandinavian Studies at the University of Freiburg, and the Hermann Paul Centre for Linguistics..


Call for Papers


Preliminary Program

Wed, 18 October

19:30 Informal welcoming event at a local pub (optional)


Thu, 19 October

09:00–09:15 Intro

09:15–10:30 Keynote by Matthew Baerman: "Three-way length alternations in morphology"

10:30–11:30 Coffee and poster session

11:30–13:00 3 papers

13:00–14:30 Lunch (individually)

14:30–16:00 3 papers

16:00–16:30 Coffee

16:30–18:00 3 papers

18:00–19:30 Reception

Dinner (individually, possibly together at a local restaurant)


Fri, 20 October

09:00–10:30 3 papers

10:30–11:00 Coffee

11:00–12:30 3 papers

12:30–14:00 Lunch (individually)

14:00–15:30 3 papers

15:30–16:00 Coffee

16:00–17:30 3 papers

17:30–18:30 Summary and network discussion


A Pite Saami noun paradigm by Israel Ruong, archived at Institutet för språk och folkminnen, Uppsala