Finlands Akademi
Sökande / Kontakt person Palander, Marjatta
Organisation Östra Finlands universitet
Projektets titel Migration and linguistic diversification: Karelian in Tver and Finland (KATVE)
Beslutnr 314848
Beslutsdatum 05.06.2018
Finansierings period 01.09.2018 - 31.08.2022
Finansiering 473 080
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Beskrivning av projektet
The project focuses on two endangered, migration-based varieties of Karelian, Tver Karelian in Russia and Border Karelian in Finland, representing the same dialect in two different language contact settings. Tver Karelian originated in the 17th century due to migration to Inner Russia and has been maintained until the present day as an isolated enclave; the Border Karelian speakers in Finland are World War II evacuees from the area that was ceded to the Soviet Union. The project aims at producing new knowledge on the processes of dialectal evolution, diversification and language deterioration; on speakers’ perceptions of these processes; and on contacts between cognate and non-cognate languages. Two digital speech corpora representing old and current Tver Karelian will be compiled within the project, and these corpora will be compared with the already existing Corpus of Border Karelia. The project will document the present stage of Tver Karelian and support revitalization.