LINGUIST List 30.3473

Mon Sep 16 2019

Calls: Uralic; Anthro Ling, Gen Ling, Historical Ling, Socioling/Austria

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 12-Sep-2019
From: László Fejes <>
Subject: Congressus XIII Internationalis Fenno-Ugristarum
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Full Title: Congressus XIII Internationalis Fenno-Ugristarum
Short Title: CIFU XIII

Date: 16-Aug-2020 - 21-Aug-2020
Location: Vienna, Austria
Contact Person: Johanna Laakso
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Language Family(ies): Uralic

Call Deadline: 30-Sep-2019

Meeting Description:

The International Congress for Finno-Ugric Studies (Congressus Internationalis Fenno-Ugristarum, CIFU) is the most important international event in the world of Finno-Ugric (Uralic) studies. It is organized since 1960 every five years. Traditionally, the congress has been hosted by “Finno-Ugric countries”, alternating since 1990 between Hungary, Finland, Estonia, and Russia. However, at the 12th CIFU in Oulu, 2015, it was decided that for the first time in its history, the CIFU of 2020 would take place outside these countries, in Vienna. We at the Finno-Ugric Department of the University of Vienna are honoured by this important task and the confidence placed in us. We also see it as an important reminder about the international character of Finno-Ugric studies, transcending the borders of states, regions, national research traditions and schools.

We invite all interested colleagues to the XIII International Congress for Finno-Ugric Studies, which will take place in Vienna on August 16–21, 2020. The programme will consist of plenary papers, symposia, and general session papers. The congress will have no single particular theme: contributions from any area within Finno-Ugric/Uralic studies in the wide sense are welcome. However, we would like to point out that papers representing Hungarian, Finnish, or Estonian studies without wider international, contrastive or comparative relevance would be better placed at a conference with a more specific theme.

2nd Call for Papers:

Abstract proposals must be submitted by September 30, 2019, using the electronic submission tool ( Please, remember to select symposium B.4 Vowel harmony.

The abstracts must be in English. If your presentation is in Russian, please, give the title in Russian. The maximum length of each abstract is 3000 characters. Each participant can submit maximally two abstracts: one as the lead author (presenting author), one as a co-author. Abstracts which for technical or thematic reasons cannot be included into our symposium will be reviewed as potential section papers.

You will be notified of the acceptance or rejection of your paper by March 1, 2020. The accepted abstracts will be published on the congress website. (In case the author of an accepted abstract does not register at the congress, the abstract will be removed.)

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