VIRSU 20 years: jubilee conference

lANGUAGE IN LINGUISTICS, LINGUISTICS IN LANGUAGE LEARNING

University of Tallinn, Estonia, October 5–6, 2017

http://www.tlu.ee/en/VIRSU/

 

REMU Workshop

 

Responsible contact person: Pirkko Muikku-Werner

University of Eastern Finland, pirkko.muikku-werner@uef.fi

 

When languages are closely related, one possible level of language comprehension is receptive multilingualism (RM). In its most interactive form, this means a situation where every conversation participant can use their own native tongue and be understood by the others. Recent research in closely related Finnish and Estonian has emphasised the effects of the similarity of vocabulary on intelligibility. Similarities have also been studied on the level of morphemes. In addition, mutual intelligibility has been discussed from the perspective of multilingual interaction. Some attention has been paid to collocations and other combinations, too.

Based on research of closely related Finno-Ugric languages, the REMU project seeks to provide new material for theory building in the area of mutual comprehensibility. The REMU Workshop in Tallinn consists of five papers with themes of mutual intelligibility between Estonian and Finnish and Olonets Karelian and Finnish, as well as the applicability of REMU research results. At the end of the workshop, one hour is reserved for general discussion about the REMU network’s future plans and goals.

 

Presenting authors:

 

MUTUAL INTELLIGIBILITY BETWEEN FINNISH AND ESTONIAN

Charlotte Gooskens, Hanna-Ilona Härmävaara and Jelena Golubovic

University of Groningen and University of Helsinki

 

EXPLORING UNCONSCIOUS PERCEPTIONS OF MORPHOLOGICAL SIMILARITY BETWEEN ESTONIAN AND FINNISH

Annekatrin Kaivapalu and Scott Jarvis

University of Tallinn and Ohio University

 

HOW RUSSIAN-SPEAKING ESTONIANS UNDERSTAND FINNISH WORDS AND SENTENCES WITHOUT PREVIOUS LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION?

Olga Kulak

University of Tartu

 

REMU RESULTS IN SERVICE OF BETTER COMMUNICATION

Maisa Martin

University of Jyväskylä

 

UNDERSTANDING OLONETS KARELIAN TEXT ON THE BASIS OF FINNISH

Pirkko Muikku-Werner and Helka Riionheimo

University of Eastern Finland