Jonar Thomasson, Evald Stenfjell and Mikael Vinka

Documentation of spoken South-Sami from practical, methodological and theoretical perspectives.

Friday 20. September 2019

Snåsa Hotell

Friday 20. September 2019

Snåsa Hotell

Mikael Vinka – Professor in Sami at Umeå University, Department of Language Studies. Mikael Vinka has his roots in Umbyn’s Sami village and Guttajaure, Sweden. His pathway to his professorship at Umeå University had many twists and turns. He completed basic studies in Japanese, English and Swedish in Lund in Southern Sweden. Then there were linguistics studies at Gifu University, Japan, where Sami also featured. Research training and a thesis on a dissertation on Northern Sami grammar were completed at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. In 2003 he came to Umeå and the then Institution for Archaeology and Sami Studies and since 2009 he has worked at the Institute of Language Studies at Umeå University.

Jonar Thomasson,
Jonar was born in Vilhelmina, Sweden, but grew up and lives in Røyrvik. His mother tongue is South-Sami. He is currently working on the documentation of local Sami dialects from Røyrvik, Namsskogan, Frostviken and Hotagen. He has been a member of the South-Sami Language Council and contributed in many other ways to work involving languages.

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