Jussi Ylikoski


Jussi Ylikoski

I am a linguist. From September 2022, I am a Professor of Finno-Ugric (Uralic) languages at the University of Turku, Finland. I am also an Adjunct Professor at the Sámi University of Applied Sciences in Guovdageaidnu, Norway.

I am mainly a Uralicist (Finno-Ugricist) who has specialized in the Saami and Finnic branches of the Uralic language family. Previously, I have also worked at the University of Helsinki, UiT – The Arctic University of Norway and most recently (2017–2022) as a Professor of Saami language at the University of Oulu.

In the past years, my research has concentrated on Saami and Finnic languages. I have also done research on other Uralic languages such as the Permic languages Komi and Udmurt as well as Mari – and Proto-Uralic from which all these languages descend. I am mainly interested in the grammatical functions and origins of many grammatical elements in Saami, Finnic and other Uralic languages – and the grammars of these languages in general.

I have also edited some books and journals, and currently serve as the editor-in-chief of Finnisch-Ugrische Forschungen.


My publications can be found here and my brief CV here.