Finnisch-Ugrische Forschungen https://journal.fi/fuf <p><em>Finnisch-Ugrische Forschungen</em> (FUF) is an international peer-reviewed journal that publishes articles on Uralic (Finno-Ugric) languages and peoples, as well as book reviews and discussions. <em>FUF</em> has been published since 1901, and it was originally founded to fill in a gap in the discourse between Uralicists and Indo-Europeanists. From 2019 on, <em>FUF</em> is an open-access journal, and from 2020, the journal is published annually. <span class="Apple-converted-space">The volumes 1–29 can be accessed at the <a href="https://fennougrica.kansalliskirjasto.fi/handle/10024/89731">Fenno-Ugrica collection</a> of the National Library of Finland, whereas the </span><span class="Apple-converted-space">volumes 30–52 and 61–66 are available at <a href="https://journal.fi/fuf">journal.fi/fuf.</a> The volumes 53–60 can currently be accessed at the <a href="https://www.doria.fi/handle/10024/7306" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Elektra</a> service and will be published on this site in the near future. </span></p> <p><span class="Apple-converted-space">Some of the digitized materials could not be published for online open access since the copyright holders were not reached. If you know how to reach a copyright holder who is holding rights to materials that are missing from this site, please contact toimisto@sgr.fi.</span></p> <p><em>Finnisch-Ugrische Forschungen</em> welcomes original scholarly contributions on research into the Uralic languages and the culture of the Uralic peoples (ethnology, folkloristics, mythology, archaeology). However, studies focusing narrowly on the three major national languages Estonian, Finnish and Hungarian or their speakers and cultures are usually directed to other forums specialized on these topics.</p> <p class="sus_teksti"><em>Finnisch-Ugrische Forschungen</em> follows a bilateral anonymous peer review procedure for scientific articles, in which both the writer and the reviewer remain anonymous throughout the review process. Book reviews and overviews in <em>FUF</em> are processed internally by the editors and can be published without a scientific quality evaluation. Suggested research articles for publication shall be addressed to the Editor-in-Chief (jussi.ylikoski@oulu.fi). Manuscripts must be written in English or German.</p> <p>The recommended length of articles is 40 000–100 000 characters (with spaces; including footnotes and the bibliography). If you wish to submit a shorter or longer manuscript, please contact the editor in advance.</p> <p class="sus_teksti">Statements on the scientific suitability for publication of manuscripts will be requested from at least two persons invited to review them. The reviewers are researchers who have defended their PhDs, are outside of the group of editors and are neutral with respect to the manuscript under review. The reviewers evaluate the scope of the research data, the researcher's mastery of the theoretical framework, the reliability and accuracy of the research as well as the distinctiveness and novelty value of the research in relation to earlier research (see <a href="https://www.tsv.fi/en/services/label-for-peer-reviewed-scholarly-publications/requirements-for-use">https://www.tsv.fi/en/services/label-for-peer-reviewed-scholarly-publications/requirements-for-use</a>). Each reviewer presents a statement on the rejection of the suggestion for publication or its acceptance as is, or with the indicated changes.</p> <p class="sus_teksti">Based on the statements, the Editor-in-Chief makes the decision on publishing the manuscript. A notification of the acceptance or rejection of the suggestion for publication will be sent to the authors, along with any suggested changes to the manuscript required for publication and the statements of the reviewers.</p> <p class="sus_teksti">The main information and documents related to the review process for all manuscripts accepted for review will be archived. For peer reviewed but rejected manuscripts, the authors' names mentioned in the suggestion for publication, the title of the manuscript and the names of the reviewers will be archived. For published manuscripts, the suggestion for publication, the statements sent by the reviewers and the decisions sent by the editors to the authors regarding publication will be stored. The archived information is confidential.</p> Suomalais-Ugrilainen Seura / Société Finno-Ougrienne / Finno-Ugrian Society / Finnisch-Ugrische Gesellschaft en-US Finnisch-Ugrische Forschungen 0355-1253 Wotistische Überraschung versteckt sich über die Jahrtausendwende https://journal.fi/fuf/article/view/111180 <p><strong>Besprechung </strong></p> <p>Barbera, Manuel. 2013 (1994). <em>A short etymological glossary of the Votic language</em>. Città di Castello (PG): I libri di Emil. LXIX + 426 S.</p> <p>Barbera, Manuel. 2012 (1995). <em>Introduzione storico-descrittiva alla lingua vota (fonologia e morfologia)</em>. Città di Castello (PG): I libri di Emil. 448 S.</p> Santeri Junttila Copyright (c) 2021 Finnisch-Ugrische Forschungen 2021-12-16 2021-12-16 66 235–238 235–238 10.33339/fuf.111180 Languages of hunter-gatherers through a historical-typological lens https://journal.fi/fuf/article/view/110218 <p><strong>Besprechung</strong>&nbsp;Güldemann, Tom &amp; McConvell, Patrick &amp; Rhodes, Richard A. (eds.). 2020. The language of hunter-gatherers. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. xxii + 720 pp.</p> Olesya Khanina Copyright (c) 2021 Finnisch-Ugrische Forschungen 2021-12-16 2021-12-16 66 239–257 239–257 10.33339/fuf.110218 Converb constructions in Mari and Udmurt https://journal.fi/fuf/article/view/97527 <p>Uralic languages of the Volga-Kama Region, especially Mari and Udmurt, show strong Turkic influence in the range of usages of converbial (gerundial, i.e. adverbial non-finite) forms. Converbs can be found in combination with syntactically superordinate verbs communicating different values, mirroring Turkic structures: modal (“swimming know” = ‘know how to swim’), directional (“crawling leave” = ‘crawl away’), benefactive (“baking give” = ‘bake something for someone’), aspectual (“drinking send” = ‘drink up’). It is debatable however to what extent one can speak of grammaticalized structures and to what extent one should speak of a body of loan translations in individual languages or varieties. The paper explores the prospect of using verbs borrowed from Russian as a metric of productivity: as these were borrowed after the phase of intense Turkic language contacts ended, their usage in Turkic-type structures can been seen as evidence for their grammaticalization, while their absence in such structures can be seen as evidence against it.</p> Jeremy Moss Bradley Christian Pischlöger Copyright (c) 2021 Finnisch-Ugrische Forschungen 2021-12-16 2021-12-16 66 5–50 5–50 10.33339/fuf.97527 Marking strategies of attributive possession in Selkup https://journal.fi/fuf/article/view/97373 <p class="FUFtiivistelm"><span lang="EN-GB">This paper deals with attributive possession in North, Central and South Selkup and focuses on a quantitative analysis of the frequency with which marking strategies are used in Selkup dialects. In Selkup, attributive possession can be head marked (with a possessive suffix), dependent marked (with genitive or adessive marking), and double marked (both combined), but close study shows that while dependent marking with genitive is most commonly used for lexical possessors, for non-lexical possessors the most common usage is head marking with a possessive suffix. The paper also illustrates the usage of different types of possession (e.g. inalienable/alienable) and shows that they are rarely treated differently with regard to their marking.</span></p> Josefina Budzisch Copyright (c) 2021 Finnisch-Ugrische Forschungen 2021-12-16 2021-12-16 66 51–84 51–84 10.33339/fuf.97373 Typology of number systems in languages of Western and Central Siberia https://journal.fi/fuf/article/view/97288 <p>This paper investigates the linguistic expression of number in seven languages from Western and Central Siberia. In a first step the number system of each language is described in detail, and afterwards the most relevant convergences and divergences of the languages are dealt with. Three particularly interesting phenomena are discussed in more detail: First, it is shown that the concept of general number, denoting noun forms underspecified for number, is able to account for a range of related phenomena (unmarked noun forms after numerals, nouns denoting paired objects). Second, singulatives in Selkup, Ket and partly Eastern Khanty are analyzed, whereby it is argued that their similar morphosyntactic and grammaticalization patterns allow for analyzing them as a contact phenomenon. Third, two splits on the animacy hierarchy between the first and second person in Dolgan as well as Chulym Turkic are presented. Finally, the results are evaluated against a broader areal-typological background, whereby it is shown that the category of number does not support any larger areal groupings within Western and Central Siberia, but that the analyzed languages rather adhere to patterns of number marking present all over Northern Eurasia.</p> Chris Lasse Däbritz Copyright (c) 2021 Finnisch-Ugrische Forschungen 2021-12-16 2021-12-16 66 85–138 85–138 10.33339/fuf.97288 On the interplay between tense marking, aspect and temporal continuity in Udora Komi https://journal.fi/fuf/article/view/97371 <p class="FUFtiivistelm"><span lang="EN-GB">The Udora dialect of Zyrian Komi lacks the morphological opposition between the present and future tenses that is found in other Komi dialects and the written standard. The morphemes corresponding to these tenses are, however, found in this dialect, with individual verbs showing a strong tendency to choose one of the two. This study shows that the two morphemes are not in free variation but rather carry various grammatical meanings, and that the variants are strongly connected to the lexical aspect of individual verbs.</span></p> <p class="FUFtiivistelm"><span lang="EN-GB">Due to the rigidity of the system, the authors refer to the variants here as conjugation types. The <em><span class="FUFitalickielenaines">-as-</span></em> conjugation type, which corresponds to the Standard Komi future marker, occurs with all transitive verbs and a majority of intransitive verbs. However, the study also identifies a group of intransitive verbs occurring with the conjugation type <em><span class="FUFitalickielenaines">-e̮-</span></em>. The verbs in the latter group can be analysed as temporally continuous. Additionally, there are other subgroupings that can be postulated, including verbs that describe involuntary actions. The system interacts in a predictable manner with Komi derivational morphology.</span></p> <p class="FUFtiivistelm"><span lang="EN-GB">The study also corroborates the previously proposed historical connection between this characteristic of verbal morphology in the Udora dialect and Old Komi. The authors suggest that the verbal morphology seen in these Komi varieties must predate the contemporary tense system. The study provides a new direction for analysing the development of the tense system in the Permic languages, as it is shown that the factors underlying the variation extend beyond transitivity. As a previously undescribed phenomenon, the study describes the use of the Udora conjugation types in narrative tense structuring and demonstrate parallels with Standard Komi.</span></p> Niko Partanen Alexandra Kellner Copyright (c) 2021 Finnisch-Ugrische Forschungen 2021-12-16 2021-12-16 66 139–187 139–187 10.33339/fuf.97371 A template approach to pragmatic constituent order variation in modern Northern Mansi https://journal.fi/fuf/article/view/95133 <p>Mansi belongs to the Ob-Ugrian branch of the Uralic language family. Northern Mansi constituent order and its pragmatic variation have not been examined comprehensively until now. This lack is filled in this article, by syntactic-pragmatic template analysis, using a new model of 9+1 templatic slots, which are filled with syntactic or pragmatic functions. Thus, this study is also an attempt to combine both pragmatic and syntactic levels in the same template analysis. Moreover, Rombandeeva’s (1979; 1984) earlier observations on Northern Mansi word order, and those of other scholars, are compared to those drawn here from contemporary data.</p> Susanna Virtanen Copyright (c) 2021 Finnisch-Ugrische Forschungen 2021-12-16 2021-12-16 66 188–234 188–234 10.33339/fuf.95133 Nikolaj Isanbaev 1929–2020 https://journal.fi/fuf/article/view/111393 Sirkka Saarinen Copyright (c) 2021 Finnisch-Ugrische Forschungen 2021-12-16 2021-12-16 66 258–259 258–259 10.33339/fuf.111393 Ksenofont Nikanorovič Sanukov 1935–2020 https://journal.fi/fuf/article/view/110209 Ildikó Lehtinen Copyright (c) 2021 Finnisch-Ugrische Forschungen 2021-12-16 2021-12-16 66 260–262 260–262 10.33339/fuf.110209 Zoja Zorina 1946–2020 https://journal.fi/fuf/article/view/111394 Sirkka Saarinen Copyright (c) 2021 Finnisch-Ugrische Forschungen 2021-12-16 2021-12-16 66 263–264 263–264 10.33339/fuf.111394