I have been Professor of Finno-Ugric languages at Uppsala University since 2014. My academic background is in Finno-Ugric linguistics, historical-comparative linguistics and language description. My current research focus is on the documentation and description of endangered Finno-Ugric languages, especially Komi and Meänkieli.
Keywords: language documentation finno-ugric uralic saamic finnic permic komi grammaticography meänkieli livonian estonian
2005: PhD in Linguistics (University of Groningen, the Netherlands)
1997: MA in Finno-Ugric Linguistics (University of Groningen, the Netherlands)
2014-: Professor of Finno-Ugric Languages, Department of Modern Languages, Uppsala University
2011-14: Assistant professor of Finno-Ugric/Uralic linguistics, Institute of Finno-Ugric/Uralic Linguisics, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany.
2011: Adjunct lecturer in Finno-Ugric linguistics, Institute of Finno-Ugric and Uralic Linguistics, University of Hamburg, Germany.
2010: Adjunct lecturer in Finnic linguistics, Institute of Finno-Ugric and Uralic Linguistics, University of Hamburg, Germany.
2009-10: Acting professor of Finno-Ugric and Uralic linguistics, Institute of Finno-Ugric/Uralic Linguistics, University of Hamburg, Germany.
2008-09: Research assistant and lecturer in Estonian, Department of Nordic Languages, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Greifswald, Germany.
2007-08: Adjunct lecturer in Finnic linguistics, Institute of Finno-Ugric/Uralic Linguistics, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany.
2007-2010: Examiner in Estonian, Diplomatic Service Language Centre, Federal Foreign Office, Berlin, Germany.
2007: Adjunct lecturer in Estonian linguistics, Department of Hungarian, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.
2006: Instructor in Estonian, Diplomatic Service Language Centre, Federal Foreign Office, Berlin, Germany.
2005-06: Acting professor of Finno-Ugric linguistics, Department of Finno-Ugric Languages and Cultures, University of Groningen, the Netherlands.
A grammar of Meänkieli (together with Elina Kangas and Riitta-Liisa Valijärvi): https://www.isof.se/lar-dig-mer/forskning/projekt/projektet-en-grammatisk-beskrivning-av-meankieli
UPPLADOC - Uppsala Language Documentation Group
"Language Documentation meets Language Technology: The Next Step in the Description of Komi" (with Michael Rießler and Niko Partanen); externally funded research project (2017-); see https://langdoc.github.io/IKDP-2/
"Iźva Komi: Building an Annotated Digital Corpus for Future Research on Komi Speech Communities in Northernmost Russia (with Marina Fedina, Michael Rießler and Niko Partanen); externally funded research project (2014-2016); see IKDP and http://videocorpora.ru/en
Recent PhD supervision topics include 'Language contact and the divergence of the Uralic languages - towards a multidisciplinary view of the history of the Uralic languages' (Mervi de Heer), 'Topics in Lule Saami dialectology' (Torgny Hedström), 'A corpus-based grammar of spoken North Saami' (Olle Kejonen), 'Variation in Komi dialects' (Niko Partanen), and 'Multilingualism in everyday interaction: the case of young speakers of Estonian in Sweden' (Laura Talvineva).
Applications from research students interested in any aspect of synchronic or diachronic Uralic linguistics are welcome.
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