The 7th World Congress of the Finno-Ugric Peoples took place last week in Lahti. The World Congress unites the Finno-Ugric and Samoyed peoples at a joint forum, aiming to discuss the issues dealing with the preservation and reviving of the languages and cultures of these peoples, as well as issues concerning the rights of indigenous and minority peoples.
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Recap: HCAS Symposium: Big Data Approaches to Intellectual and Linguistic History, 1-2 December 2014, Helsinki
The past two days were spent at the premises of Helsinki Collegium of Advanced Studies, where I participated the Big Data Approaches to Intellectual and Linguistic History Symposium. In this blog entry, I will grasp briefly some discussed topics.
Time to Decide for Ob-Ugric Languages: How Many Written Varieties Does a Language Need?
From time to time, we do invite researchers to share their views on the materials, which have been published in our Fenno-Ugrica collection. This time, mme Merja Salo from the University of Helsinki discusses the current state of written Ob-Ugric languages.
What Brings the Udmurt Material of Fenno-Ugrica for Linguists?
From time to time, we have invited the researchers of Uralic languages to share their views on the material that is made available at our Fenno-Ugrica collection. This time, Mrs.Sirkka Saarinen, the professor of Finno-Ugric languages at the University of Turku is giving her outlook to the recently published books in Udmurt language.
Samoyedic Languages on the Verge of Extinction at Fenno-Ugrica
During last week, we released the monographs in Nenets and Selkup available in our Fenno-Ugrica collection. Sven-Erik Soosaar, a researcher of Tundra Nenets at the Institute of the Estonian Language (EKI) gives us a brief overview to this material and discusses the status of Samoyedic languages, which are at the edge of extinction, or have already perished.
Literary studies in the digital age?
Last week, we did attended in the DATeCH2014 conference and Digitisation Days in Madrid. As we (the staff of DPKL) had a focus on the more technical issues, our fellow from Kirjallisuuspankki (The Bank of Finnish Literature), Anna Biström, shares her views on the event from a researcher’s point of view.