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Buresboahtin Helssegii! Welcome to SAALS 6 in Helsinki!

The registration opens in 1st of June and is open until 15th of June via our website. NOTE the short registration period! 

Call for Papers: 6th Saami Linguistics Symposium 

On 6–7 November 2024, the 6th Saami Linguistic Symposium (SAALS) will take place at the University of Helsinki, Finland. 

The symposium is the continuation of a series of international symposia previously held in Tromsø 2006 and 2009, in Freiburg 2017, in Uppsala 2019 and in Tartu 2022. The purpose of the symposium is to give scholars an opportunity to present current research, participate in formal and informal discussion on relevant topics, and explore potential opportunities for future collaborative work. We especially encourage younger researchers at the Master’s and PhD levels to present their work. 

The focal theme of the 6th symposium will be “Saami as a Uralic language”, and keynote speeches will be given by professor Jussi Ylikoski (University of Turku, Finland) and associate professor Minerva Piha (Nord University, Levanger, Norway). Thus, we are particularly looking forward to presentations and posters with typological, contrastive and historical perspectives on Saami languages, while papers related to any other aspects of Saami languages and linguistics are also welcome. 

  • Abstract submission: by 28 February 2024 > extended dl 15.3.2024
  • Notifications of acceptance: by the end of March 2024
  • Symposium dates: 6–7 November 2024