The programme of the 11th Congressus Internationalis Fenno-Ugristarum in Piliscsaba, Hungary, in August 2010, included a VIRSU symposium organized by Pirkko Muikku-Werner (Joensuu), Annekatrin Kaivapalu (Tallinn), Orsolya Nádor (Budapest) and Johanna Laakso (Vienna).
Tuesday, August 10, Piliscsaba University Campus
9:30 Opening words
9:45–10:15 Keynote: Johanna Laakso: The Finno-Ugric Foundations of Language Teaching
CORE QUESTIONS OF (HUNGARIAN) GRAMMAR
10:15–10:45 Péter Durst & Boglárka Janurik (Szeged): The acquisition of the Hungarian definite conjugation by learners of different L1
10:45–11:15 Beatrix Burghardt (Indiana): The acquisition of grammatical aspect: The use of directional prefixes in L2 Hungarian narratives
break 15 min
USING A FINNO-UGRIC L2 IN SPEECH AND WRITING
11:30–12:00 Kirsti Siitonen (Turku): What does a Longitudinal Study Reveal of Advanced Finnish Students’ Language Proficiency?
12:00–12:30 Sisko Brunni (Oulu/Luxemburg): The verb as a phraseological unit
12:30–13:00 Marja Seilonen (Jyvèskylè/Kuopio): Impersonal expressions in essays of Hungarian and Estonian learners of Finnish
LEARNING THEORIES AND CORPUS STUDIES
14:00–14:30 Maija Grönholm (Åbo): The Processability Theory and the learning of negation in Finnish (L2) (CANCELLED)
14:30–15:00 Jarmo Jantunen (Oulu): ICLFI – a source for non-Indo-European corpus-based learner language research
15:00–15:30 Tuija Määttä (Umeå): Corpus-based Analysis of how Swedish-speaking students learning Finnish use the local cases in text production
15:30–16:00 Pille Eslon & Annekatrin Kaivapalu (Tallinn): The influence of the related and unrelated first language on the acquisition of Finnish and Estonian: a corpus-based study
CHOICES, PRACTICES AND POLICIES
16:00–16:30 Hannu Remes (University of Eastern Finland/Joensuu): Finnish and Estonian as foreign languages
16:30–17:00 Minna Suni (Jyväskylä): Challenging authority or keeping quiet? Finno-Ugric languages in SLA
17:00–17:30 Timothy Riese (Vienna): Perspectives for the Acquisition of “Small” Finno-Ugrian Languages
Discussion: Future plans for VIRSU.