See also Events organised within the project.


  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.
  4. Khanina, Olesya. 2023. The past as it was: methods for reconstructing multilingualism [Прошлое как оно было: методы реконструкции многоязычия], Davidyuk T.I., Isaev I.I., Mazurova Ju.V., Tatevosov S.G. & Fedorova O.V. (eds.). Language as is: Festschrift to Andrej A. Kibrik on the occasion of his 60 years [Язык как он есть: сборник статей к 60-летию Андрея Александровича Кибрика]. Moscow: Buki-Vedi, 345-350.

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. Khanina, Olesya & Valentin Gusev. 2024. 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.
  2. Epps, Patience & Olesya Khanina. 2024. 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.
  3. Khanina, Olesya & Andrey Shluinsky. 2024. Uralic object agreement on the verb: Enets evidence for a topic marking strategy, to appear in a Festschrift.
  4. Khanina, Olesya. In Press. The history of the Enets spread [История расселения энцев], In Kuryakova N.S. (ed.). The Enets. The Nenets. The Nganasans. National and cultural identity [Энцы. Нганасаны. Ненцы. Национально-культурная идентичность]. Dudinka.
  5. Afanasjeva E.F., Gusev V.Ju., Majorov A.P., Trofimova O.V., Kharanutova D.Sh. 2023. “Reasoning on the origins of aborigines’ languages in the Eastern and Western Siberia”: texts and contexts. [«Описание о происхождении языков инородческих племен в Восточной и Западной Сибири»: тексты и контексты]. Tjumenj.
  6. Gusev, Valentin. 2023. Ninon’de, Anabar, and N’aromza: from Nganasan ethnonymics. [Ниноньде, Анабар и Няромза: из нганасанской этнонимики], to appear in a Festschrift, 191-196.



  1. Kashima, Eri, Di Garbo, Francesca, Khanina, Olesya  & Ruth Singer. The design principles of a sociolinguistic-typological questionnaire for language contact research.



  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. ’Making Samoyedic data accessible to a wider public’ at the General Linguistics seminar at the University of Helsinki (27.04.2022)
  4. 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)
  5. 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)
  6. 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)
  7. Khanina, Olesya. ’Tundra Enets over the last two centuries’ at the Workshop on Samoyedic languages and cultures (Hamburg/Germany, 8-9.09.2022)
  8. 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)
  9. Khanina, Olesya. ‘The history of the Enets spread’ [История расселения энцев] at the online Research and practice conference ‘The Enets. The Nenets. The Nganasans. National and cultural identity’ [Научно-практическая конференция ‘Энцы. Нганасаны. Ненцы. Национально-культурная идентичность’] (St. Petersburg – Dudinka / online, 19.10.2022)
  10. Khanina, Olesya. ‘Language diversification and spread in the North: the Samoyedic story’ at the University of Turku course ‘Interdisciplinary human past and quantitative Uralistics’ (Turku, 25.11.2022)
  11. Gusev, Valentin. ‘A perfective nominalization in Nganasan’ [Перфективное глагольное имя в нганасанском языке] at the 5th International Symposium on Northern languages and Cultures (Astana, 12-13.08.2023)
  12. Khanina, Olesya & Valentin Gusev. ‘Language change in case of intermittent contact of related lects’ at the workshop ‘Language change in the Arctic’ organised at the Annual meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE) (Athens, 29.08-1.09.2023)
  13. Koryakov, Yuri. ‘Mapping specifics of languages of nomadic peoples in Eurasian Circumpolar areas‘ at the workshop ‘Language change in the Arctic’ organised at the Annual meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE) (Athens, 29.08-1.09.2023)
  14. Khanina, Olesya & Kaisla Kaheinen. ‘Northward spread of Samoyedic’ at the workshop ‘Language diversification within Uralic’ (Helsinki, 26-27.10.2023)