Mordovia 2013

In the second half of August 2013, the first HALS field trip started from Saransk in the Republic of Mordovia, some 600 km E/SE of Moscow.

The language which was the focus of this field linguistics trip is the Mordvinian language Erzya. Erzya is a member of the Uralic language family and, by historical-linguistic standards, it is fairly closely related to Finnic and Saamic. The excursion was organized by Prof. Riho Gr√ľnthal and Dr. Jack Rueter. An article volume was published in the series Uralica Helsingiensia as the result of the field trip and the subsequent seminar.

Travel reports:
Antti Laine
Chingduang Yurayong
Ksenia Shagal