ELTE BTK Magyar Nyelvtudományi és Finnugor Intézet

First call for papers

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Grammar and Context
New Approaches to the Uralic Languages III

Budapest, 19–21 April 2011

First call for papers

A symposium on Grammar and Context – New Approaches to the Uralic Languages will be held in Budapest, 19–21 April 2011. The symposium is a follow-up to those of the same name held in Budapest in the spring of 2004, and in Helsinki in the summer of 2007.

The objective of the symposium is to bring together linguists and doctoral students who are working on Hungarian, Finnish, Estonian and other Uralic languages and who are interested in the relation between pragmatic and grammatical aspects of language, i.e. in the way extra-linguistic situations affect language as a set of systems and how this relation between grammar and context can be seen in actual language use.

We invite papers on the above theme from a synchronic or a diachronic perspective. You can approach the theme, e.g., from the point of view of text linguistics, conversation analysis, translation studies, language learn­ing and teaching, or second/foreign language use. Papers can also be submitted on aspects of grammar research, variation studies, contact linguistics, anthropological linguistics etc.


Papers and the official languages of the symposium

The invited speakers at the symposium are Professor Tuomas Huumo of the University of Tartu and Professor Csaba Pléh of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. The 45-minute plenary papers are given in English. In addition to the plenary papers, the symposium consists of the section papers given by the participants (20 min + 10 min for discussion). The main languages of the symposium are Hungarian, Finnish and English. Section papers can also be given in Estonian, German and Russian.



Please send your registration and intended paper abstracts by 31.10.2010, at the latest, via e-mail to the address context[at]caesar.elte.hu. Your registration should include the following information as part of the e-mail message: the participant’s name, department and university, e-mail address, mail address, telephone number, the title of the intended paper. The anonym abstracts (max. 500 words) should be sent as attachments to the same e-mail both in MS-Word and in PDF-formats. Abstracts should be written in English and they should end with information on the actual language of the intended paper. Abstracts of accepted papers will be published on the website for the symposium () 1.12.2010 at the latest.


Registration fee

The registration fee is 50 euros; however, it is 30 euros for citizens of member states that joined the EU in or after 2004, Russian citizens and for under- and postgraduate students. The registration fee should be paid in cash (either in euros or in Hungarian forints) at the Registration Desk before the start of the symposium.


Further information

Further information about the plenary papers, the symposium programme and accommodation will be sent in the second circular in January 2011. Information will also be posted on the website for the symposium ().



The members of the organizing committee for the symposium are:

Ferenc Havas (chair)
Laura Bába
Márta Csepregi
Nikolett Gulyás
Laura Horváth
László Klima
Kata Kubínyi
Terhi Peltola
Jari Sivonen

We look forward to seeing you in Budapest in April 2011!