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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.

Keywords

  • 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 2001 2019

Click variation and reacquisition in two South African Ndebele varieties

Schulz, S. W., Laine, A. O., Aunio, L. & Philippova, N., 2019, (Accepted/In press) The Two Ndebele Varieties of South Africa. Finnish Oriental Society, (Studia Orientalia).

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

Kami 36

Petzell, M. & Aunio, L., 2019, The Bantu Languages: Second edition. 2 ed. p. 563-590

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

Nominal tone in isiNdebele

Aunio, L., Schulz, S. W., Laine, A. O. & Philippova, N., 2019, (Accepted/In press) The Two Ndebele Languages of South Africa. Aunio, L. & Fleisch, A. (eds.). Helsinki: Finnish Oriental Society, (Studia Orientalia).

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

Kielten kandiohjelman opetuksen digiloikka -hankkeen raportti

Lennes, M. E. (ed.), Gruzdeva, E., Kittilä, S. T., Buchart, M. E., Kim, J-Y., Aunio, M., Hiltunen, T. & Kopotev, M., 18 May 2018

Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual ProductsProfessional

Open Access

Nominal tone contrasts

Aunio, L., 2018, (Accepted/In press) Oxford Guide to the Bantu Languages. Oxford University Press

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

Projects 2014 2020

Prizes

Activities 2009 2019

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

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

Journal of West Afican Languages (Journal)

Lotta Aunio (Reviewer)
2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Innovations in the IsiNdebele tone system: natural variation or contact?

Lotta Aunio (Speaker), Laura Downing (Speaker)
1 Jun 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

University of Gothenburg

Lotta Aunio (Visiting researcher)
15 May 201819 May 2018

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution