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Lotta Aunio

Docent in African Studies

  • PL 59 (Unioninkatu 38)

    00014

    Finland

20012021

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Education information

PhD, University of Helsinki

Curriculum vitae

Docent/Adjunct Professor Lotta Aunio in the University Lecturer of Bantu Languages at the University of Helsinki. Her PhD from 2004 is a description of the Ha language, a Bantu language from Western Tanzania. In her research, Aunio has focused on description of Bantu languages, specifically phonology and tonology. Aunio has also worked on South African languages.

At the University of Helsinki, Aunio teaches African Studies, Swahili languages and Linguistics.

Fields of Science

  • 6121 Languages
  • linguistics
  • Bantu language
  • Contact linguistics
  • African Languages
  • African Studies
  • 6160 Other humanities
  • African Studies
  • African cultures
  • 6122 Literature studies

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

Publications

Nominal tone contrasts

Aunio, L., 2020, (Accepted/In press) Oxford Guide to the Bantu Languages. Oxford University Press

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

The numeral system(s) in Western Serengeti: Formal, functional and historical inferences

Bernander, R., Laine, A. & Aunio, L., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Studies in African Languages and Cultures.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Click variation and reacquisition in two South African Ndebele varieties

Schulz, S. W., Laine, A. O., Aunio, L. & Philippova, N., 2019, Linguistic Diversity Research among Speakers of isiNdebele and Sindebele in South Africa. Aunio, L. & Fleisch, A. (eds.). Helsinki: Finnish Oriental Society, p. 213-282 70 p. (Studia Orientalia; no. 120).

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

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Introduction: Venturing into Ndebele Language Research

Fleisch, A. & Aunio, L., 2019, Linguistic Diversity Research among Speakers of isiNdebele and Sindebele in South Africa. Aunio, L. & Fleisch, A. (eds.). Helsinki: Finnish Oriental Society, p. 1-16 16 p. (Studia Orientalia; vol. 120).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

Kami 36

Petzell, M. & Aunio, L., 2019, The Bantu Languages: Second edition. Van de Velde, M., Bostoen, K., Nurse, D. & Philippson, G. (eds.). 2 ed. London–New York: Routledge, p. 563-590 28 p. (Language Families).

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

Open Access
File

Projects

Prizes

Activities

The 6th International Conference of Bantu Languages (Bantu6)

Lotta Aunio (Chair of organizing committee)
20 Jun 201623 Jun 2016

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

Penultimate lengthening in isiNdebele (South Africa)

Lotta Aunio (Speaker), Thera Marie Crane (Speaker), Rudolph Henric Richard Kerbs (Speaker)
21 Feb 2020

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Aspectual Classes of Verbs in Nyamwezi

Lotta Aunio (Member of thesis committee / follow-up group)
25 Oct 2019

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

Challenges constructing a multilectal grammar – the case of the Western Serengeti languages

Lotta Aunio (Speaker), Antti Laine (Speaker), Rasmus Bernander (Speaker), Timothy Roth (Speaker)
Mar 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Variation and change in locational and existential constructions in Western Serengeti

Rasmus Bernander (Speaker), Antti Laine (Speaker), Lotta Aunio (Speaker), Timothy M Roth (Speaker)
2019 → …

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation