1. Khanina, Olesya. 2021. Languages of hunter-gatherers through a historical-typological lens: review of “The language of hunter-gatherers” by Güldemann, Tom & McConvell, Patrick & Rhodes, Richard A. (eds.). 2020. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. In Finnisch-Ugrische Forschungen 66, 239-257.
  2. Khanina, Olesya & Shluinsky, Andrey. 2022. Forest Enets and Tundra Enets: how different are they and why? Kaheinen, Kaisla, Leisiö, Larisa, Erkkilä, Riku & Toivo E. H. Qiu (eds.) Hämeenmaalta Jamalille: kirja Tapani Salmiselle 07.04.2022 [From Hämeenmaa to Jamal: a book for Tapani Salminen 07.04.2022]. Helsinki: Helda Open Books, University of Helsinki, 181-200.
  3. Khanina, Olesya. 2022. A history of Northern Samoyedic: adding details to the dialect continuum hypothesis, in Anikin, Aleksandr, Gusev, Valentin and Anna Urmanchieva (eds.). Sibirica et Uralica: In Memoriam Eugen Helimski. Studia Uralo-Altaica 56. Szeged: University of Szeged, 77-94.

This paper was prepared before the start of the current project, but has influenced it a lot, and so shall be also mentioned here:

Grünthal, Riho, Heyd, Volker, Holopainen, Sampsa, Janhunen, Juha A., Khanina, Olesya, Miestamo, Matti, Nichols, Johanna, Saarikivi, Janne & Kaius Sinnemäki. 2022. Drastic demographic events triggered the Uralic spread, Diachronica 39(4), 490-524.


  1. Kashima, Eri, Di Garbo, Francesca, Khanina, Olesya  & Ruth Singer. The design principles of a sociolinguistic-typological questionnaire for language contact research.
  2. Khanina, Olesya & Valentin Gusev. 2023. A holistic approach to the linguistic past of Northern Samoyedic, in: Nikolaos Lavidas & Ioanna Sitaridou (eds.). Towards a holistic understanding of language contact in the past. (Trends in Linguistics [TiLSM]). Berlin: Mouton De Gruyter.
  3. Epps, Patience & Olesya Khanina. 2023. Cultural reconstruction: how to infer the cultural environment of ancestral speakers? Robbeets, Martine & Mark Hudson (eds.). The Oxford Handbook of Archeology and Language. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Conference papers

  1. Epps, Patience & Olesya Khanina. ‘Cultural reconstruction: how to infer the cultural environment of ancestral speakers?’ at the online workshop ‘Archeology and Language’ (Yena/Germany, 16-18.11.2021)
  2. Khanina, Olesya. ’One grammar for several lects’ at the conference “Descriptive grammars and typology II: The challenges of writing grammars of underdescribed and endangered languages” (Paris/France, 1-3.12.2021)
  3. Khanina, Olesya. ‘Lower Yenisei: Integrating historical linguistics and sociolinguistics’ at the workshop ’Multilingualism and Linguistic Diversity: Reconstructing language ecologies of the past’ at the 11th Historical Sociolinguistics Network Conference (Murcia/Spain, 1-3.06.2022)
  4. Khanina, Olesya. ’Interdisciplinary evidence for northbound waves of Samoyedic migrations’ at the Symposium ’Interdisciplinary past of the Uralic linguistic area’ of the 13th International Congress for Finno-Ugric Studies (Vienna/Austria, 21-26.08.2022)
  5. Khanina, Olesya & Valentin Gusev. ’Enets: between Nenets and Nganasan’ at the Symposium ’Contact phenomena in the grammar of Uralic languages’ of the 13th International Congress for Finno-Ugric Studies (Vienna/Austria, 21-26.08.2022)
  6. Khanina, Olesya. ’Tundra Enets over the last two centuries’ at the Workshop on Samoyedic languages and cultures (Hamburg/Germany, 8-9.09.2022)
  7. Khanina, Olesya. ‘Command of Tundra Enets among the Nganasans in the 20th cent.’ at the Seminar dedicated to the 60th anniversary of Professor Larisa Leisiö (Online/Finland, 1.10.2022)
  8. Khanina, Olesya. ’Making Samoyedic data accessible to a wider public’ at the General Linguistics seminar at the University of Helsinki (27.04.2022)