1980 …2022

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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

Research interests

  • Functional grammar
  • (Russian) corpus linguistics
  • Non-standard Russian and cross-cultural communication
  • Modelling of miscommunication
  • Russian mind

Recent administravite duties and assessment experience (more details in the CV)

  • Head of the Department of Modern Languages, University of Helsinki, 2010-2013
  • Dean of the Faculty of Arts 2014-2016
  • Chair of the Board of the Academy of Finland, 2010-2014, member 2000-2006, 2014-2018
  • Member of the Finnish Research and Innovation Council 2011-2014
  • President of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters 2008-2010
  • Vice-President of MAPRYAL (International Association of Russian teachers) 2003-

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External positions

Leading Research Fellow, National Research University Higher School of Economics

1 Oct 201930 Sep 2022

Fields of Science

  • 612 Languages and Literature
  • 6121 Languages
  • Russian language
  • functional grammar
  • corpus linguistics
  • miscommunication
  • cross-cultural communication
  • Russian mind
  • 611 Philosophy
  • Research ethics

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.