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Matti Miestamo

  • PL 24 (Unioninkatu 40)

    00014

    Finland

19972020
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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

I am professor in General Linguistics at the University of Helsinki. My primary research fields are language typology taking a broad cross-linguistic comparative perspective and language documentation and description. My research interests include negation, interrogatives, language complexity, typological theory and methodology. The focus of the documentary and descriptive work is on the Skolt Saami language spoken in northern Finland. My teaching includes courses on a wide variety of linguistic topics ranging from general theory and method to specific themes related to my research interests. I supervise theses mainly on subjects related to my own research foci, but also on many other general linguistic themes.

Fields of Science

  • 6121 Languages

Publications 1997 2020

Standard negation: the negation of declarative verbal main clauses in a typological perspective

Miestamo, M., 2005, Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton. 490 p. (Empirical approaches to language typology; no. 31)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Language complexity: typology, contact, change

Miestamo, M. (ed.), Sinnemäki, K. (ed.) & Karlsson, F. (ed.), 2008, Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 356 p. (Studies in language companion series; no. 94)

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or special issue

Negation in Uralic languages

Miestamo, M. (ed.), Tamm, A. (ed.) & Wagner-Nagy, B. (ed.), 2015, John Benjamins. (Typological Studies in Language; no. 108)

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or special issue

Kielentutkimuksen menetelmiä

Luodonpää-Manni, M. (ed.), Hamunen, M. V. J. (ed.), Konstenius, R. (ed.), Miestamo, M. M. P. (ed.), Nikanne, U. (ed.) & Sinnemäki, K. T-K. (ed.), 2020, (Accepted/In press) Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura. (Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seuran Toimituksia)

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or special issue

Kielitypologian menetelmät

Miestamo, M. M. P. & Sinnemäki, K. T-K., 2020, (Accepted/In press) Kielentutkimuksen menetelmiä. Luodonpää-Manni, M., Hamunen, M., Konstenius, R., Miestamo, M., Nikanne, U. & Sinnemäki, K. (eds.). Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura, (Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seuran Toimituksia).

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

Projects 2003 2017

Prizes

Burgen Scholar

Matti Miestamo (Recipient), 2004

Prize: Prizes and awards

Joseph Greenberg Award

Matti Miestamo (Recipient), 25 Jul 2005

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Membership in Academia Europaea

Matti Miestamo (Recipient), 2019

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Membership in Academia Scientiarum Fennica

Matti Miestamo (Recipient), 2019

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Membership in Societas Scientiarum Fennica

Matti Miestamo (Recipient), 2017

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Activities 1997 2019

Nordic journal of linguistics (Journal)

Matti Miestamo (Editor)
2013 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditor of research journal

52nd Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea

Matti Miestamo (Scientific Committee Member)
2019

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

Oxford University Press (Publisher)

Matti Miestamo (Reviewer)
2019

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

Association for Linguistic Typology (External organisation)

Matti Miestamo (Expert member)
2019

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in review committee

HALS Workshop V: Areality

Matti Miestamo (Chair of organizing committee)
3 May 2019

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

Press / Media

Haastattelu verkkojulkaisu Moreenimedialle

Matti Miestamo

31/10/2019

1 item of Media coverage

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Haastattelu YLE:n artikkelia varten

Matti Miestamo

21/09/2016

1 Media contribution

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Radiohaastattelu

Matti Miestamo

17/03/2016

1 Media contribution

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Radiohaastattelu koltansaamen kielen dokumentaatiohankkeesta

Matti Miestamo

03/02/2016

1 Media contribution

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