Organization profile

Organisation Profile

The Doctoral Programme for Language Studies (HELSLANG) covers a wide range of linguistic fields, including various synchronic and diachronic approaches to language, translation studies and language technology. The focal areas are: Language and interaction, Linguistic structures and context, Language contacts, change, variation and multilingualism, Meaning, texts and society, Turning points in translation and interpretation theory and practices, and Language technology and corpus linguistics.

The programme offers courses on various aspects of linguistic theory and methodology. The main languages of instruction are Finnish, English and Swedish in accordance with the language policy of the University of Helsinki. Due to the nature of the Programme also other languages are possible. In supervision the language of the doctoral student’s subject is often used.

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Projects

Humanististen alojen monitieteiset käsitteet ja termityö

Enqvist, J., Onikki-Rantajääskö, T., Vanhanen, J., Kemppi, H., Kukkonen, A., Vehkavaara, T. & Nurmiainen, J.

Koneen Säätiö

01/01/202031/12/2020

Project: Other project

Experimental Treebanking for the Minority Komi-Permyak Language and Finite-State Descriptions

Rueter, J., Ponomareva, L., Partanen, N., Tyers, F. & Zeman, D.

01/10/2019 → …

Project: Research project

Publications

Affärsdialog och personliga inslag i brevväxlingen

Lehti-Eklund, H. & Silen, B., Jan 2020, Handel med konst: Språk och dialog i Paul Sinebrychoffs brevsamling från sekelskiftet 1900. Lehti-Eklund, H. & Silén, B. (eds.). Helsingfors: Svenska Litteratursällskapet, p. 39-68 30 p. (Skrifter utgivna av Svenska litteratursällskapet i Finland; no. 841).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Open Access
File

An Approach for Agile Interdisciplinary Digital Humanities Research - a Case Study in Journalism

Mäkelä, E., Koivunen, A., Kanner, A., Janicki, M., Harju, A., Hokkanen, J. & Seuri, O., 2020, (Accepted/In press) Proceedings of Twin Talks at the Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries 2020. CEUR-WS.org

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

Open Access
File

An Evaluation Benchmark for Testing the Word Sense Disambiguation Capabilities of Machine Translation Systems

Raganato, A., Scherrer, Y. & Tiedemann, J., 1 May 2020, Proceedings of The 12th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference. Marseille, France: European Language Resources Association (ELRA), p. 3668-3675 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

Open Access
File

Astragalos in the Epigraphic Sources

Kajava, M., 2020, (Submitted) Astragalomania. New Perspectives in the Study of Knucklebones in the Ancient World (ed. B. Carè). de Gruyter

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Activities

RomRep training and networking event

Mirkka Salo (Speaker: Presenter)
22 Jan 202024 Jan 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

DAAD-Alumnitreffen

Hartmut E. H. Lenk (Chair of organizing committee), Julia Afifi (Member of organizing committee)
7 May 20208 May 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Sofia Gustafson-Capková

Matti Miestamo (Host)
12 Feb 202017 Feb 2020

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesAcademic visit at UH

Itä-Suomen yliopisto (External organisation)

Matti Miestamo (Expert)
2020

Activity: Membership typesAssessment of candidates for academic posts

Projektet "Flerspråkighet i språkbad - identiteter och praxis" vid SLS

Hanna Lehti-Eklund (Member of thesis committee / follow-up group)
14 Feb 2020

Activity: Examination typesMember of doctoral thesis committee / follow-up group

Prizes

Best junior paper (Runner-up)

Aatu Liimatta (Recipient), 28 Sep 2019

Prize: Prizes and awards

Chevalier des Palmes académiques

Mervi Helkkula (Recipient), 15 Nov 2019

Prize: Prizes and awards

Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy

Terttu Nevalainen (Recipient), 18 Jul 2019

Prize: Prizes and awards

Doctor Honoris Causa

Anna Mauranen (Recipient), 9 Jun 2017

Prize: Prizes and awards