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  • PL 4 (Fabianinkatu 24)

    00014

    Finland

20102020
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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies. My work deals with grammatical number (e.g. singular vs. plural) which is a field that encompasses morphology, syntax and semantics. In my MPhil and doctoral theses I focused on Welsh (Celtic, Indo-European), with comparative work with the other Celtic languages. Already in this work I was also interested in the typological context of Welsh and the Celtic languages: how their grammatical number systems compare with those of other languages of the world, and what the Celtic languages can add to our existing knowledge of them. My current postdoctoral project has a primarily typological focus: I look at singulatives (derived noun forms meaning 'one' or 'unit') cross-linguistically, building the first ever database of this phenomenon and studying in which kinds of number systems singulatives can be found and what this tells us about the expression of number in general, as well as other related phenomena such as the mass/count distinction.

Education/Academic qualification

linguistics, PhD, University of Cambridge

Keywords

  • 6121 Languages

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

Publications 2010 2020

Adjectival agreement in Middle and early Modern Welsh native and translated prose

Nurmio, S. M. & Meelen, M., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Celtic Linguistics.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

The Brittonic Languages

Nurmio, S. M. & Russell, P., 2020, (Submitted) The Mouton Handbooks of Indo-European Typology: Gradation. Hock, W., Keydana, G. & Widmer, P. (eds.). de Gruyter, (The Mouton Handbooks of Indo-European Typology).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

Welsh

Nurmio, S. M., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Cross-linguistic research into derivational networks. Körtvélyessy, L., Štekauer, P. & Valera, S. (eds.).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

Collective Nouns in Welsh: A Noun Category or a Plural Allomorph?

Nurmio, S. M., 1 Mar 2017, In : Transactions of the Philological Society. 115, 1, p. 58-78 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

The development and typology of number suppletion in adjectives

Nurmio, S. M., 14 Jul 2017, In : Diachronica. 34, 2, p. 127-174 48 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Projects 2018 2020

Prizes

Runner-up to the RH Robins Prize

Silva Nurmio (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Prizes and awards

Activities 2018 2019

  • 2 Invited talk
  • 1 Editor of research journal
  • 1 Oral presentation
  • 1 Academic visit to other institution

All alone: the singulative in Celtic and cross-linguistically

Silva Nurmio (Invited speaker)
14 Feb 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Kollegium Talks: Curiosity-driven research in practice

Silva Nurmio (Speaker)
3 Apr 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

University of Cambridge

Silva Nurmio (Visiting researcher)
27 Mar 20191 Apr 2019

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

Gradation in Welsh: some issues and challenges

Silva Nurmio (Invited speaker)
28 Mar 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Studia Celtica Fennica (Journal)

Silva Nurmio (Editor in chief)
2018 → …

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