Invitation to the 49th NORNA-symposium
Minority Names in Oral and Written Contexts
in a Multi-Cultural World
24.–25.4.2019 in Guovdageaidnu (Kautokeino), Norway
NORNA’s 49. symposium will be held in the middle of the North Sámi area in the town of Guovdageaidnu (Norwegian Kautokeino) in northern Norway, 24.–25. April 2019. The symposium is set to last for two working days. Following the symposium, on 26.4.2019, there will be an optional excursion around the host town of Kautokeino.
The symposium is being hosted in colaboration with Sámi allaskuvla | Sámi University of Applied Sciences and Sámediggi | The Sámi Parliament in Norway, and will be held in the science-building, Diehtosiida, on the premises of Sámi University of Applied Sciences and the Sámi Parliament’s language department.
2019 has been chosen by The United Nations as the International Year of Indigenous Languages, and will be coordinated by UNESCO. The name symposium will be one of the events organized by the Sámi as part of that year’s programme.
The name symposium will highlight name issues as a crucial part of indigenous and minority languages.
Topic of the symposium:
The central topic of the symposium is to examine questions related to minority language names using various different approaches, as well as from a cross-disciplinary viewpoint. Presentations may deal with all types of name categories in onomastics.
The symposium has as its topic, both the oral and written contexts of minority language names, and the thematic of the presentations will therefore include all the various different aspects of minority language
Kaisa Rautio Helander