Susanna Virtanen, PhD, is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Helsinki. Her current research interests are: information structure in Ob-Ugrian languages, Northern Mansi constituent order and formation of neologism in Northern Mansi. Virtanen defended her PhD Thesis on transitivity in Eastern Mansi in 2015 at the University of Helsinki. She has also worked as a lecturer of Finnish language at the
University of Szeged, Hungary (2003–2008) and at the University of Debrecen, Hungary (2011–2016).

The following topics will be discussed during the lecture:
How was the Uralic language relatedness discovered?
How has the research developed during the recent centuries? 
Where and on which level one can study Uralic linguistics? 
Which fields of research are involved? 
Do the small minority languages have a future, and how can they be revitalized?

The lecture will be in English, but discussion is possible also in Finnish and Hungarian. Audience questions are welcome!

Friday, 6 March, at 13:00 (115A)

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