Panel 7. The grammar of discourse particles in Uralic (ENG)

Organizers: Gerson Klumpp (University of Tartu),; Elena Markus (University of Tartu); Denys Teptiuk (University of Tartu)

Discourse particles play an important role in the expression of intersubjective meanings. The workshop aims at the investigation and comparison of features of discourse particles (DPs) in Uralic languages. Discourse particles have been studied intensively in languages with abundant documented written and spoken linguistic material. Considerably less has been done on the material of under-researched languages with limited linguistic resources, lack of long time written tradition and lack or limited size of spoken corpora. The main objective of the workshop is to discuss linguistic patterns, variations and idiosyncrasies in the use of discourse particles in related indigenous languages, but also in the situation of language contact. We especially, but not only, welcome papers which focus on

– so far lesser described Uralic languages

– on semantics/syntax/prosody of a specific particle and offer an in-depth analysis in any theoretical framework

– language contact and areal issues of Uralic DPs

– interaction of DPs with mood and modality

– grammaticalisation of DPs

– etymology of DPs

Key-note speakers:

Katri Priiki (University of Turku): Finnish pronouns and particles in the light of intersubjectivity

Aleksej Kozlov (NRU Higher School of Economics; Institute of Linguistics RAS, Moscow): Emphatic identity particle in Hill Mari and beyond

Other expected talks (confirmed):

Timofej Arkhangelskiy: The grammar of discourse particles in Udmurt dialects

Gerson Klumpp: Kamas discourse particles — an overview

Elena Markus: The multifunctional clitic -ki in the Ingrian language

Marili Tomingas: The (inter)subjectivity of the particles nu and no in spoken Livonian

Denys Teptiuk: Discourse markers in reported speech of Finno-Ugric langauges and their connection to the perspective shift