The TÜling talk series is a venue for talks on a wide range of topics in linguistics, with speakers from Tartu, Estonia and elsewhere. Talks take place on Tuesdays, from 4:00–5:15 p.m. and are open to everyone, with time after the talks for questions and discussion.
Suggestions for potential speakers are very welcome: if a guest is coming to the university or colleagues in Tartu are interested in presenting a talk, please get in touch with the organisers (contact: virve.vihman [ät] ut.ee). Anyone interested in joining the mailing list is also asked to write to the same address.
Note about TÜling during the pandemic: In Spring 2021 all the TÜling talks will be web-based, with speakers located in various parts of the world. We may be able to host some talks on location later in the semester -- please check our mailing list, the website or Facebook for updated information.
Please click on the Zoom link and use passcode 146609 for access to TÜling.
2021 Fall semester shedule
14.09 Kapitolina Fedorova (TLÜ)
Linguistic landscape studies focusing on written use of languages in public places is a fast developing field in sociolinguistics. Collecting and analysing signs and advertisements found in the streets of different cities, towns and villages reveals patterns of language use, language contacts, and power relations between different speech communities. Estonia, as a multilingual country with a long history of foreign influences, makes a fascinating case for analysis. In the presentation, issues of methodology of linguistic landscape studies will be discussed in relation to the Estonian context, the project LinguaSnapp Tallinn which is currently under development will be presented, and several sets of data from Tallinn, Narva and other Estonian cities will be analysed with the focus on multilingual practices and contact-induced changes in Estonian Russian.
21.09 Nicole Nau (Poznan)
Repetition in language - from discourse patterns to grammatical constructions
05.10 Jolanta Šinkūnienė (Vilnius)
Stance and engagement in academic discourse: the Baltic perspective
19.10 Petar Kehayov (Regensburg)
Deep clausal embeddings in Finno-Ugric as a typological and theoretical challenge
02.11 Ann Veismann (Tartu)
Sõnaliigiline varieerumine kaassõna ja abiverbi piirialal: kas elliptilisus või tähenduslik diferentseeritus?
09.11 Nele Põldvere (Lund)
Spoken English in time and across time: Constructions, context, corpora
16.11 Miina Norvik (Tartu/Uppsala)
Läänemeresoome keelte struktuurijoonte püsivus ja muutuvus