Romani in North-East Europe: new questions, methodology and sources

Workshop on “Romani in North-East Europe: new questions, methodology and sources”

March 5th 2021, 10.00-13.00, University of Helsinki

In March workshop “Romani in North-East Europe: new questions, methodology and sources” was held in the scope of the project “Interaction in Romani in everyday speech situations: case studies in Estonia”. This was a second workshop of the project following the one held in November 2020 on missionary work among Roma.

The aim of the workshop was to bring together researchers on Romani in Baltic states and in the Baltic Sea region in the situation of global pandemic.

Presentations of the workshop:

Kimmo Granqvist (The University of Helsinki). Finnish Romani and other Northern Romani dialects from the point of view of geographical diffusion

Kirill Kozhanov, Anette Ross (The University of Helsinki). Verbal modifiers in North-Eastern Romani: corpus-driven approach (SLIDES)

Natalia Perkova (Uppsala University). Towards the creation of a Latvian Romani corpus: on Jānis Leimanis’ folklore collection and its context (SLIDES)

The workshop was attended by:

  • Prof Kimmo Granqvist, University of Helsinki, Södertörn University
  • Prof Anna Verschik, Tallinn University
  • PhD Anton Tenser, University of Helsinki
  • PhD Ieva Tihovska, University of Latvia
  • PhD Kirill Kozhanov, Univesrity of Helsinki, Södertörn University
  • PhD Lidia Gripenberg, University of Helsinki
  • Anette Ross, University of Helsinki
  • Natalia Perkova, Uppsala University

At the workshop a new initiative was taken towards digitalizing Romani texts from the Baltics and creating a Baltic Romani corpus.

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