Research seminar / Tutkijaseminaari / Forskarseminariet

General Linguistics Research Seminar Programme / Yleisen kielitieteen tutkijaseminaarin ohjelma / Programmet för forskarseminariet i allmän språkvetenskap

The meetings take place on Wednesdays at 4-6 pm in Metsätalo Room 7 (unless stated otherwise).

Tapaamiset keskiviikkoisin klo 16-18 Metsätalon salissa 7 (ellei toisin mainittu).

Mötena hålls på onsdagar kl. 16–18 i Forsthuset, sal 7 (om inget annat anges).


  • 6.9.2023: Start-of-the-year meeting and discussion
  • 13.9.2023: Nora Muheim: Linguistic Adaptation in Northeast India
  • 20.9.2023: Mithun Banerjee: Towards a descriptive grammar of the Mru language
  • 27.9.2023: Pavel Falaleev: Use of Italian dialect in Štivor, Bosnia and Herzegovina: Sociolinguistic issues in a diachronic perspective
  • 4.10.2023: Satu Keinänen: Evidentials and internal states
  • 11.10.2023: Mariann Bernhardt: TBA
  • 18.10.2023: Jenna Sorjonen: Sampling for variety of writing ecologies
  • 1.11.2023: Cliff Goddard (Guest lecture): TBA
  • 8.11.2023: Gustaf Olsson: False Germanisms in Slavic languages, or ’NIEmieckie słowa
  • 15.11.2023 Giulia Orlando: TBA
  • 22.11.2023: [free slot]
  • 29.11.2023 John Banks: TBA
  • 13.12.2023 Bojana Damnjanovic: TBA

Abstracts are posted on the seminar e-mail list and Moodle site.  The seminar is open for all researchers interested in General Linguistics.

Abstraktit lähetetään seminaarin sähköpostilistalle ja löytyvät myös Moodelsta. Seminaari on avoin kaikille yleisestä kielitieteestä kiinnostuneille tutkijoille.

Abstrakt skickas till seminariets mejlinglista och läggs även ut på Moodle. Seminariet är öppet för alla forskare som är intresserade av allmän språkvetenskap.



Programmes in earlier years (since 2022-2023) / Aiempien vuosien ohjelma (2022-2023 alkaen) / Tidigare årens programm (sedan 2022-2023):



  • 25.1.2023 Satu Keinänen: Studying the first-person effects of evidentials
  • 1.2.2023 Richard Kerbs: On the term ’serial verb construction’ and the classification of multiverb constructions in Sgaw Karen
  • 8.2.2023 Stef Spronck: An outline of Participation Grammar
  • 15.2.2023 Lauri Marjamäki: German relative clauses in texts close to historical orality
  • 1.3.2023 Svetlana Vetchinnikova: Chunking up speech in real-time: Linguistic predictors and cognitive constraints
  • 29.3.2023 Jenna Sorjonen: Aligning strategies of literacy planning with local language attitudes and practices
  • 5.4.2023 Andrei Dumitrescu: Meglen Vlach nominal morphology and noun phrase syntax
  • 3.5.2023 Giacomo Bucci: Genitive of quantification in early Germanic languages


  • 14.9.2022: Start-of-the-year discussion, followed by a get-together in our common room
  • 28.9.2022: Zi Wang: Multilingualism and wellbeing in migration contexts: East Asian communities in Europe
  • 5.10.2022: Rahel T. Dires: Singulatives in a sample of Cushitic languages: a semantic study (exceptionally via Zoom)
  • 12.10.2022: Giulia Orlando: A Sociolinguistic Outline of Dongxiang: The outcome of imbalanced relations of power
  • 2.11.2022: Anette Ross: Multilingualism of Roma in Estonia: Language skills, motivation and strategies to acquire local and international languages
  • 16.11.2022: Stephan Schulz: Homorganic nasal-consonant sequences of isiNdebele – consonant clusters or prenasalized single segments?
  • 23.11.2022: Bojana Damnjanović: Relativization in South Slavic Torlak dialects: methodological remarks
  • 7.12.2022: Jonathan Banks: The diffusion of switch-reference systems through language contact: Syntactic pattern transfer without morpheme borrowing