On 22-23 September 2022, the 5th Saami Linguistics Symposium (SAALS-5) will take place at the University of Tartu. The Symposium is the continuation of a series of international symposia previously held in Tromsø in 2006 and 2009, Freiburg in 2017 and Uppsala in 2019. The purpose of the symposium is to give researchers the opportunity to present current research to their peers, participate in formal and informal discussions on relevant topics, and explore potential opportunities for future collaborative work. We especially encourage younger researchers at the Master's and Ph.D. levels to present their work.
Papers related to any aspects of Saami languages and linguistics, including the sociology of language, language teaching, and language revitalization, are welcome. The keynote speech will be given by Maria Polinsky (University of Maryland, College Park) and address the topic of heritage languages and endangered languages. With this in mind, we are particularly looking forward to papers about heritage and/or endangered language research concerning Saami languages.
The call for papers (including information about how to submit an abstract) can be found here:
NB: The abstract submission deadline has been extended! The new deadline is 22 April 2022.
More information about the conference will be announced here soon!
There is no registration or participation fee. Coffee and snacks during breaks will be provided for participants free of charge, but participants are responsible themselves for other costs (such as travel, accommodations and meals).
The symposium is being organized by Joshua Wilbur, Helen Türk and Merit Niinemägi from the Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics at the University of Tartu. Financial and organizational support come from the Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics and the University of Tartu's structural support fund.