Personal profile

Curriculum vitae

I am a principal investigator at the University of Helsinki, leading a research project on language diversification and spread in the north. I work with languages of the Arctic, languages of Siberia, and the Uralic languages. My research interests span language documentation and description, linguistic and sociolinguistic typology, and language change. In historical linguistics I focus on integration of linguistic, sociolinguistic, and interdisciplinary evidence. My publications include papers on Enets grammar, typology, historical sociolinguistics, and history of the Uralic languages; I have been also preparing for publication legacy materials in Northern Samoyedic. In 2021 I co-edited a special issue of International Journal of Bilingualism with the title ‘Typology of small-scale multilingualism’ (with Nina Dobrushina and Brigitte Pakendorf), and now I am co-editing a collective volume Language change in the Arctic (with Lenore Grenoble).

Education/Academic qualification

Linguistics, PhD, Lomonosov Moscow State University

Award Date: 16 Nov 2005

External positions

Senior research fellow, Institute of Linguistics, Russian Academy of Sciences

1 Jun 201531 Mar 2022

Fields of Science

  • 6121 Languages
  • Language Documentation and Description
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Samoyedic languages
  • Typology
  • Uralic languages
  • Historical linguistics
  • languages of the Arctic

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.