Finno-Ugric Studies Association of Canada

PROGRAM

of the Fifteenth Conference of the Finno-Ugric Studies Association of Canada
May 29-30, 2006, York University in Toronto, Canada

May 28

ALL DAY Registration
6:00 Opening Reception of the exhibit Boundary Crossings: Temporal Dialogues in Finnish Landscape Photography
Location: Scott Library, Second Floor Reading Room
7:30 Concert: Vox Finlandiae Chamber Choir; pianist Heidi Saario
Location: Proscenium Theatre in the Accolade East Building

May 29            VARI HALL 3006

8:20 OPENING REMARKS

Zita McRobbie-Utasi (Simon Fraser University, Canada)
Chair, Conference Organizing Committee
Chair: Börje Vähämäki (University of Toronto, Canada)
8:30-8:50 Katarzyna Wojan
Gdansk University, Poland
The analysis of homonymic community of Finnish and Russian language
8:50-9:10 Peter Brown
Rhode Island College, U.S.A.
The inter-penetration of Finno-Ugric and Russian economic vocabulary in Northern and Central Russia by the 1600s
9:10-9:30 Nikolai Butylov
Mordovian Regional Finno-Ugrian Social Fund of Cultural and Economic Cooperation, Russian Federation, Republic of Mordovia
Mordovian-German language contacts
9:30-10:00 Coffee Break
Chair: Marianne Bakró-Nagy (Institute of Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary)
10:00-10:45 Keynote Presentation: Gyula Décsy
Indiana University, U.S.A.
The Finno-Ugric segment of the European Union
10:45-11:00 Coffee Break
Chair: James Blevins (University of Cambridge, U.K.)
11:00-11:20 Gerson Klumpp
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München, Germany
Differential object marking in Komi Dialects
11:20-11:40 Peep Nemvalts
Tallinn University, Estonia
Case marking of objects, subjects and predicatives in Estonian syntax-semantics interface (with special reference to Swedish Estonian)
11:40-12:00 Tiiu Salasoo
Roseville, N.S.W., Australia
Marking Estonian Substantives - How does it Start?
12:00-1:40 Lunch
Chair: Alexei Kochetov (Simon Fraser University, Canada)
1:40-2:25 Keynote Presentation: Ilse Lehiste
Ohio State University, U.S.A.
Finno-Ugric prosody project
2:25-2:40 Coffee Break
Chair: Ilse Lehiste (Ohio State University, U.S.A.)
2:40-3:00 James Blevins
University of Cambridge, U.K.
Prosodic and implicational structure in Estonian inflectional paradigms
3:00-3:20 Marianne Bakró-Nagy
Institute of Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Phonetically motivated sound changes in Ugric (excrescent and metathesis)
3:20-3:50 Coffee Break
Chair: George Bisztray (University of Toronto, Canada)
3:50-4:10 Börje Vähämäki
University of Toronto
Finnish literature as Northern literature
4:10-4:30 Nicolas Osipov
Mari State University, Russian Federation, Republic of Mari El
Syntectical stylistic abilities in Mari fairy tales
4:30-5:00 Matthew Caples
Indiana University, U.S.A.
The activities of the Finno-Ugrianculture committee between the two world wars
6:00 Reception for FUSAC by the VP Academic, York University
Chancellor’s Restaurant, Student Centre
6:30 Dinner
Chancellor’s Restaurant, Student Centre
8:00 Social Program
Location: TBA

May 30            VARI HALL 3000

Chair: Beatrix Oszko (Institute of Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary)
8:30-8:50 Andrea Amft
Umeĺ University, Sweden
Sami storytelling: Using humor as a means for solving and avoiding social conflict
8:50-9:10 Zita McRobbie-Utasi
Simon Fraser University, Canada
Acoustic correlates of Skolt Saami vowel contrasts
9:10 – 9:30 Coffee Break
Chair: Peter Brown (Rhode Island College, U.S.A.)
9:30 – 9:50 Ferenc Válóczy
Vancouver, Canada
An overview of the current status of the Votians and their language
9:50 – 10:10 Gábor Zaicz
Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Hungary
The age of Volgan Finno-Ugrians
10:10 – 10:30 Michele (Terray) Tibbs
University of Georgia, U.S.A.
Russian loanwords as internationalisms in the Balto-Finnic region
10:30 – 10:50 Coffee Break
10:50 - 12:00

Round Table Discussion

Finno-Ugric(Uralic) Studies in North America and Worldwide

Topic Presenter: Gyula Décsy (Indiana University, U.S.A.)
Moderator: Sheila Embleton (York University, Canada)
12:00 – 1:30 Lunch
Chair: Gábor Zaicz (Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Hungary)
1:30 – 1:50 Beatrix Oszko
Institute of Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
On the history of the Hungarian syllable
1:50 – 2:10 Les Zsoldos
Simon Fraser University, Canada
Vowel harmony in the speech of Hungarian-English bilinguals
1:30 – 1:50 Beatrix Oszko
Institute of Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
On the history of the Hungarian syllable
1:50 – 2:10 Les Zsoldos
Simon Fraser University, Canada
Vowel harmony in the speech of Hungarian-English bilinguals
2:10 – 2:30 Coffee Break
Chair: Michele (Terray) Tibbs (University of Georgia, U.S.A.)
2:30 – 2:50 Tatyana Devyatkina
Saransk Cooperative Institute, Russian Federation, Mordovian Republic
Cosmogonioc notions in Mordvinian mythology
2:50 – 3:10 Brent McKenzie
University of Western Ontario, Canada
Human beliefs and values on changing service expectations in Estonia
3:10 – 3:30 Natalia Glukhova
Mari State University, Russian Federation, Republic of Mari El
The dynamics of a Mari woman’s changing system of values in the 20th century
3:30 – 3:50 Nina Timofeyeva
Mari State University, Russian Federation, Republic of Mari El
The system of expressive means and stylistic devices in a Mari fairy tale
3:50 – 4:10 Coffee Break
4:10 – 5:00 GENERAL MEETING
5:00 PRESIDENT'S RECEPTION
6:30 Dinner
8:00 Klaus Härö's Mother of Mine (Äideistä parhain): Finland’s entry in the category of best foreign film in the Oscar competition (110 minutes)
Location: TBA






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