Appendix 1

Sections

A The phonology and morphology of Uralic languages.

The syntax and semantics of Uralic languages.

The vocabulary and onomastics of Uralic languages.

The contact points of Uralic languages and cultures with Christianity.

The transcription of Uralic languages.

Old written Estonian.

The Estonian language abroad.

Uralic place names and cartography.

Uralic languages against the background of linguistic maps.


B Fairy-tale legend: their stability and changes.

Folk narrative and popular religion at the turn of millennium.

Uralic mythology and popular religion in their relationship with the traditions of other peoples.

Shamans, healers, priests, prophets.

Integrating information technology in folkloristics.

Comparative paremiology.

The structure, functions and context of folk songs and traditional music in contemporary society.

Comparative research of folk song and music (typology, poetics, music styles and performance).

The Uralic popular religion, the interrelations among religions and confessions.

The Uralic peoples’ material culture and traditional mode of life.

The Uralic peoples’ cultural contacts and changes.

The Uralic peoples’ recent history and ethnopolitical contacts.

The history of research into Uralic peoples.

Ethnocultural Groups and Relations (Some related topics will be discussed also at the ICCEES VI World Congress in Tampere, Finland 29 July–3 August, 2000, shortly before the FU–9 Congress.).


C Russian literature as a forming factor of literary canons of Uralic peoples.

The picture of the West in Uralic literatures.

National literatures at the end of the 20th century: power and opposition.

Problems of the history of literature: canons, centre and fringes.

The arrival of modernism in Finnish, Estonian and Hungarian literatures.


D Comparative features of economy, settlement and society of the Uralic peoples: the geopolitical position as an agent influencing settlement and culture.

The formation and contacts between Finnic and Volgaic peoples.

Contacts of the Uralic peoples and their neighbours.

Archaeology, religion and popular religion.


Symposiums, workshops etc.

The affinity of languages, the early Uralic-Indo-European language contacts and the development of Uralic languages.

Typological changes in Uralic languages (particularly in morphology and syntax).

The language planning and the present-day state of Uralic languages.

The symposium of endangered languages and the languages becoming extinct.

The workshop on etymology.

Islam, syncretism of religious systems.

Finno-Ugric Semiotic Section.

Eurasian linguistic area and Uralic languages.

Possibilities of historical and typological research of syntax in Uralic languages.

The continuity and perspectives of traditional economic forms among the Uralic peoples.

Archaeology and national history: Can archaeology cast light on the processes of national history?

Culture, language, genetics and archaeology: the possibilities of ethnogenetic research.

Computer-aided methods in folk song and folk music research.

Presentation of folklore and folk music videos with comments.

The role of theories in literary research.

The Finno-Ugric archaeology at the break of the millennium.

Interdisciplinary popular religion (archaeology, ethnology, language and folklore).

Finno-Ugric prosody.