Marja-Liisa Helasvuo

Ph.D., Professor

 

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Current job

*        Professor of Finnish, Department of Finnish and General Linguistics, University of Turku.

*        Project leader in “Subject expression in the Finnic languages: Interactional and cognitive perspectives” (funded by the Academy of Finland).

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Why linguistics?

At the age of 12, I decided to become a linguist.  At that time I had no idea what that could mean; I just thought it might be fun. I’ve always been intrigued by grammar and language use. First I looked at these things from the viewpoint of Finnish, but later on I’ve become interested in cross-linguistic research and I’ve tried to develop a wider perspective on language use across languages. I’m currently participating in a cross-linguistic project on subject expression in discourse in collaboration with Robert Englebretson (Rice U), Liina Lindström (Tartu Ülikool), Anneli Sarhimaa (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz) and Catherine Travis (U New Mexico).

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Education

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Image5   1997 Ph.D. (linguistics), University of California, Santa Barbara

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Image5   1988 Lic. Phil. (Finnish language), University of Helsinki

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Career

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Image5   2004–Professor, Department of Finnish, University of Turku

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Image5   2001–2004 Research Fellow, Department of Finnish, University of Turku

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Image5   2000– Docent, Department of Finnish, University of Helsinki

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Image5   1999–2001 Research Coordinator, Langnet Graduate school in Language Studies

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Image5   1998 Research Coordinator, Graduate School “Linguistic meaning and its processing”

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Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Image5   1988–1991 junior researcher, University of Helsinki

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Image5   1991–1994 research assistant, Academy of Finland

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Image5   1983–1987 research assistant in various projects, Academy of Finland, University of Helsinki

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Publications

 List of publications.

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Contact information

E-mail:

marja-liisa.helasvuo[delete this][at-sign][delete this]utu.fi

Homepage:

http://users.utu.fi/mlhelas/

Address:

Department of Finnish

Fennicum

20014 University of Turku

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Last updated 8/8/2011.