Prof. RIHO GRÜNTHAL (University of Helsinki)
THE MAIN CHARACTERISTICS OF THE FINNIC LANGUAGES
The course presents the geographical distribution of the Finnic languages, their historical spreading zones and typological main characteristics in a nutshell. The contemporary Finnish and Estonian languages outline two geographical core areas, whereas the distribution of other Finnic languages extends to a considerably larger area in space and time. The focus will be on the main typological characteristics of both the Finnic languages as a whole and some individual languages.
ROOM 314 B
Mon. 24 15.00–16.30 The areal foundations of Finnish
Tues. 25 13.00–14.30 The areal divergence of Estonian
Wed. 26 13.00–14.30 Ingria as an early contact zone and the Votic language
Thurs. 27 13.00–14.30 The eastern border zone between Finnic and Slavic and the Veps language
EVERYONE IS CORDIALLY WELCOME!