This page provides an overview of the upcoming and past events and activities of HALS research group. To this date the group has organised 20 meetings with invited speakers, 5 workshops, 2 seminars, and 3 fieldwork seminars, in addition to a number of field excursions. Activities are often organised in collaboration with our host departments and the doctoral programme for language studies, Helslang.
|2021||August 27th||14:15-15:45||Zoom||HALS meeting with a talk by Kaius Sinnemäki (University of Helsinki).|
|2021||June 11th||10:15-11:45||Zoom||HALS meeting (XX): Introduction of ongoing research at HALS.
Eeva Sippola: Language endangerment and migration in the Philippine Creole communities (slides)
Ekaterina Gruzdeva: Languages of Russia in the 21st century
Olesya Khanina: Historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, and linguistic geography: a study of language diversification and spread at the Siberian North (slides)
Daniela Casartelli: Language emerging from human sociality: the case of speech representation (project website)
Lotta Aunio: A Multilectal Grammar: The Western Serengeti languages (slides)
Matti Miestamo: Research on negation in a typological perspective
Silva Nurmio & Rahel T. Dires: Typology of singulatives (slides)
|2021||May 28th||14:15-15:45||Zoom||HALS meeting (XIX) with a presentation by Matti Miestamo, Ksenia Shagal and Olli Silvennoinen (University of Helsinki): Negation in Clause-Combining – Project Presentation (project website).|
|2021||Apr. 23rd||10:15-11:45||Zoom||HALS meeting (XVIII): Introduction of linguistic research at Mahidol University (introductory slides).
Sophana Srichampa: Language policy for unskilled migrant workers in Thailand (slides)
Mayuree Thawornpat: Community-based language revitalization in Thailand (slides)
Sumittra Suraratdecha: Youth engagement in language and cultural revitalization (slides)
Siripen Ungsitipoonporn: Digital archiving of languages and cultures of ethnic groups of Thailand (archive link)
Siripen Ungsitipoonporn, Sarawut Kraisame & Chingduang Yurayong: Digital platform for language diversity in Thailand (slides)
Pattama Patpong: Language of death and language of depression (slides)
|2020||Nov. 27th||14:15-15:45||Zoom||HALS meeting (XVII) with a presentation by Eri Kashima (University of Helsinki): The sociolinguistics of divergence? Qualitative and quantitative data on Nmbo, a multilingual Papuan speech community (abstract).|
|2020||Oct. 30th||14:15-15:45||Zoom||HALS meeting (XVI) with a presentation by Olesya Khanina (Institute of Linguistics RAS & Finno-Ugrian Society & University of Helsinki): The rise of linguistic diversity at the Lower Yenisei (Siberia) (slides).|
|2020||Feb. 28th||14:15-15:45||Sali 25||HALS meeting (XV) with presentations by Jack Rueter, Niko Partanen and Kaius Sinnemäki (University of Helsinki): From Fieldwork Collections to Universal Dependencies.|
|2020||Jan. 24th||15:00-17:00||Sali 4||HALS meeting (XIV): introduction of the ERC project "Linguistic Adaptation" (University of Helsinki) and its team members.
Kaius Sinnemäki: Introduction
Francesca Di Garbo: Linguistic variation and adaptation in nominal morphosyntax: some insights from previous and ongoing research
Eri Kashima: Variation and descriptive sociolinguistics from Southern New Guinea
Ricardo Napoleão de Souza: Phonetic variation and (morpho)phonological change from cross-linguistic and typological perspectives.
|2019||Dec. 19th||16:15-17:45||Sali 11||HALS meeting (XIII) with a presentation by Katia Chirkova (CRLAO, CNRS): stress and tone in Lizu (Tibeto-Burman).|
|2019||Sep. 27th||14:15-15:45||Sali 27||HALS meeting (XII) with a presentation by Michael “Mitcho” Yoshitaka Erlewine (National University of Singapore): Patterns of relativization in Austronesian and Tibetan.|
|2019||May 14th||14:15-15:45||Sali 12||HALS meeting (XI) with a presentation by Nikolai Vakhtin (European University at St. Petersburg): Yukaghir heritage pictography: Transmission of the Arctic traditional knowledge.|
|2019||May 3rd||12:00-17:00||Sali 8||HALS workshop (V) on areality.
12:00-13:00 – Maria Koptjevskaja Tamm: Areal patterns in lexical semantics
13:00-14:00 – Johanna Nichols: Recent findings on north Eurasian areal-typological evolution
14:00-14:30 – Coffee break
14:30-15:15 – Ekaterina Gruzdeva & Juha Janhunen: Patterns of morphosyntactic transformation in the Amur Linguistic Area
15:15-16:00 – Max Wahlström & Maxim Makartsev: The study of the Balkan Linguistic Area in 2020s
16:00-16:30 – Riho Grünthal: Causative verbs in Uralic: basic patterns and deviations
16:30-17:00 – Janne Saarikivi: Etymology, typology and areality.
|2019||Apr. 12th||16:00-17:30||Sali 11||HALS meeting (X) with a presentation by Nicolas Tournadre (Aix-Marseille University): Evidential strategies and accessibility hierarchies.|
|2019||Mar. 22nd||14:15-15:45||Sali 7||HALS meeting (IX) with a presentation by Maria Konoshenko (Russian State University of the Humanities / Institute of Linguistics of the Russian Academy of Sciences): Grammatical tone: between phonology and morphology.|
|2018||Dec. 7th||14:15-15:45||Sali 12||HALS meeting (VIII) with a presentation by Östen Dahl (Stockholm University): Studying tense and aspect in a massive parallel corpus.|
|2018||Nov. 30th||14:15-15:45||Sali 12||HALS meeting (VII) with a presentation by Kaius Sinnemäki (University of Helsinki): Linguistic adaptation - a new ERC project in the HALS research network.|
|2018||Oct. 26th||10:00-16:00||Sali 4||HALS seminar (II) on sociolinguistic conditions of language change with a focus on historical, typological and areal approaches. Keynote speaker: Mikael Parkvall (Stockholm University). Other speakers: Erika Sandman (University of Helsinki); Hanna Lantto (University of Eastern Finland); Max Wahlström (University of Helsinki); Terttu Nevalainen, Tanja Säily and Turo Vartiainen (University of Helsinki).|
|2018||Apr. 27th||14:15-15:45||Sali 17||HALS meeting (VI) with a presentation by Ekaterina Gruzdeva and Nailya Philippova (University of Helsinki): Urban multilingualism in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area.|
|2018||Mar. 23rd||14:15-15:45||Sali 17||HALS meeting (V) with a presentation by Ksenia Shagal and Max Wahlström (University of Helsinki): (Non-)finiteness in dependent clauses, a typological study.|
|2018||Feb. 23rd||14:15-15:45||Sali 17||HALS meeting (IV) with a presentation by Thera Crane (University of Helsinki): Evaluating approaches to aspect in Bantu.|
|2018||Jan. 26th||14:15-15:45||-||Informal HALS meeting on the future activities and plans of the research group.|
|2017||Nov. 24th||14:15-15:45||Sali 6||HALS meeting (III) with presentations by Stefan Dedio (University of Zürich) and Maria Morozova (Saint Petersburg University / Russian Academy of Sciences).|
|2017||Nov. 10th||14:15-15:45||Sali 8||HALS meeting (II) with a presentation by Maria Koptjevskaja-Tamm (Stockholm University): Talking temperature with close relatives and neighbours.|
|2017||Oct. 27th||14:15-15:45||Sali 11||HALS meeting (I) with a presentation by Ljuba Veselinova (Stockholm University): Maps and mapping in linguistic research.|
|-||HALS seminar (I) on the ethnology of the peoples of the Russian Federation.|
|2016||Jun. 20th-23rd||-||-||HALS-related event: 6th International Conference on Bantu Languages (BANTU6)|
|2015||Nov. 13th-14th||-||-||HALS fieldwork seminar (III) on the Balkans and beyond.|
|2015||Mar. 12th-13th||-||-||HALS workshop (IV) on language ecologies: the Balkans and beyond.|
|2014||Nov. 28th-29th||-||-||HALS fieldwork seminar (II) on crosslinguistics and linguistic crossings in Northeast Asia.|
|2014||May 19th||-||-||HALS workshop (III) on insular worlds: the indigenous peoples and languages of Sakhalin and Hokkaido.|
|2013||Nov. 18th-19th||-||-||HALS fieldwork seminar (I) on the Erzya language and culture in the field.|
|2013||Oct. 11th-12th||-||-||HALS workshop (II) on the domain of space in linguistic description.|
|2013||May 27th-29th||-||-||HALS workshop (I) on culturally grounded field linguistics.|