LINGUIST List 33.354

Fri Jan 28 2022

Calls: Syntax/Russia

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 27-Jan-2022
From: Maria Ovsjannikova <>
Subject: Syntax of Uralic Languages 4
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Full Title: Syntax of Uralic Languages 4
Short Title: SOUL-4

Date: 07-Jun-2022 - 08-Jun-2022
Location: Institute for Linguistic Studies, St. Petersburg, Russia
Contact Person: Maria Ovsjannikova
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Syntax

Subject Language(s): English

Language Family(ies): Uralic

Call Deadline: 10-Feb-2022

Meeting Description:

The Syntax of Uralic Languages (SOUL) is a series of conferences launched in 2015. It is organized for linguists interested in Uralic languages and working on syntactic issues, which traditionally were understudied in Uralic linguistics but recently have become a field of great interest from both descriptive and theoretical points of view.
The 4th conference Syntax of Uralic Languages (SOUL-4), which was postponed because of the pandemic, will take place at the Institute of Linguistic Studies, St. Petersburg on 7–8 June 2022. We hope that the situation with the pandemic will get better and the borders will be open, so we plan SOUL-4 as an offline conference. However, the option of the online participation will be available in any case.

2nd Call for Papers:

Syntax of Uralic Languages (SOUL-4) – Second Call

Deadline for submitting abstracts: 10 February 2022.
All details can be found on the conference webpage:

Plenary Talks
The following plenary talks are planned:

Tuomas Huumo (University of Turku). Why partitive? On possible synchronic and diachronic motivations for the partitive-case complement of some Baltic Finnic adpositions.

Andrey Y. Filchenko (Nazarbayev University). Intonation units vis-a-vis syntactic structures in Uralic and other Siberian languages

We have two potential options for publication of the conference papers.

The first option is a new journal which is called Journal of Uralic Linguistics and will be published by John Benjamins Publishing Co. (

The second option is Journal of Estonian and Finno-Ugric Linguistics (ESUKA – JEFUL) (

Both journals are peer reviewed.

As each of the journals can publish only a limited number of papers it is likely that both options will be used. We will be able to provide more detailed information when we know how many people are ready to submit their papers.

When submitting your abstract please indicate whether you are going to submit your paper for publication and if yes, which journal is preferable for you (this choice is not binding). The deadlines for submissions will be announced later but most likely it will be the end of summer or the beginning of autumn.

Travel to Russia
The situation with COVID is worse than we would like to see, and the Russian border is not fully open. We started our investigation to define what are the chances for foreign scholars to get a visa for visiting a conference. We will inform you as soon as we get any reliable information.

Sincerely yours,
Fedor Rozhanskiy
Maria Ovsjannikova
Anna Urmanchieva
Anna Smetina

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