Spoken in Western and Central Siberia, the Ob-Ugric and Samoyedic languages are geographically close and demonstrate a number of common features at all levels of linguistic structure. It has even been suggested in the literature (most prominently by Helimskij 1982, see also Hakkinen 2009) that at some stage they formed a kind of genetic grouping, a hypothetical Eastern Uralic, which was the first to diverge from the Uralic proto-language. This workshop focuses on the syntax of Ob-Ugric and Samoyedic languages with the aim of investigating the variations in their syntactic structure, the contact induced phenomena in the domain of syntax, as well as the potential common genetic heritage.
Larisa Leisio (larisa.leisio/at/uta.fi) and
Irina Nikolaeva (Kone Foundation & University of Tampere, SOAS, London)