Mordvin is the fourth largest Finno-Ugric language spoken in the Volga area in Russia. The course focuses on four topics: (i) documentation history and its background; (ii) introduction to grammar and reading of texts; (iii) language contacts and the Volga-Kama linguistic area; (iv) recent sociolinguistic situation.
Objectives and tasks
The course gives an introduction into a less taught Finno-Ugric language, as well as an introduction to issues of language contact and contact areas. The tasks consist in transcription, morphological and syntactic analysis, translation, reading, and the composition of a short essay on a topic of personal choice.
Who can apply?
The course is for advanced students, but also for beginners with basic linguistic knowledge.
Application deadline: 30.09.2016