We are pleased to present a second volume of proceedings from the meetings of the Finno-Ugric Studies Association of Canada. The volume is entitled FUSAC'91 ACÉFO: Proceedings of the Eighth Meeting of the Finno-Ugric Studies Association of Canada / Actes du Huitiéme Colloque de I'Association Canadienne des Études Finno-Ougriennes; it contains selected papers from our 1991 conference at Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, along with summaries of the papers in French.
The majority of the papers in this volume originate in the special conference theme “”Transitions, Maintenance, and Adaptations of Cultural Values of the Finno-Ugric Immigrant Descendents in North America”. Several areas of Finno-Ugric studies are represented herein: history, biography, sociology, linguistics, and literature. Other papers are from the general session; these fall in the domain of linguistics and linguistic historiography.
In addition, there were presentations by Sheila Embleton, Tellervo Kähärä, Osmo Lahti, Seppo Lallukka, Hazel Lauttamus Birt, Timo Leisiö, Harri Mürk, Hain Rebas, Ahti Tolvanen and Martin Ahermaa (see Martin Ahermaa's contribution to the FUSAC/ACÉFO Newsletter, Spring 1992, no. 19); the absence of these papers from the present manuscript does not imply that they have been rejected through the review process or submitted for inclusion.
The conference also included a bookplate exhibit arranged by Emil Eermie and a concert of Finno-Ugric composers performed by soprano Tellervo Kähärä and pianist Dora Alanen.
We also extend our appreciation to Sheila Embleton and Juhani Härmä for the French translations, and we thank the man anonymous reviewers who have helped to assure the success of FUSAC '91 ACÉF0.
Joel Ashmore Nevis
California State University, Fresno
Juta Kõvamees Kitching
Vancouver, British Columbia
TABLE OF CONTENTS
|Ain Haas: The Estonian Community of Indianapolis|
© 1992 Ain Haas
|Jukka-Pekka Hammari: Some Aspects of Word Semantics Based on the Project 'Language Synergetics' |
© 1992 Jukka-Pekka Hammari
|Juta Kõvamees Kitching: Pitka's Estonian Settlement at Stuart Lake, B.C. |
© 1992 Juta Kõvamees Kitching
|Ilse Lehiste:Durational Patterns in Estonian Trochaic Verse|
© 1992 Ilse Lehiste
|Varpu Lindström: Divided Loyalties: Finnish Canadian Choices in 1939-40 |
© 1992 Varpu Lindström
|Zita McRobbie:Observing the Process of Language Attrition: Prefix Misplacement and Word Order Change in Hungarian |
© 1992 Zita McRobbie
|Joel Ashmore Nevis: Does Finnish Have Prefixes?|
© 1992 Joel Ashmore Nevis
|Mika Roinila: The Finns of Atlantic Canada |
© 1992 Mika Roinila
|Teppo Sintonen: Social Interaction and Language Retention Among Canadian Finns|
© 1992 Teppo Sintonen
|Börje Vähämäki: Cultural Values and Identity in Early Finnish Canadian Literature|
© 1992 Börje Vähämäki
|Helgi Vihma: Aavik's Linguistic Innovation in Estonian |
© 1992 Helgi Vihma