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Description of research and teaching

In my doctoral dissertation I study the historical language contact situation in Western Ingria and Northeastern Estonia. The Finnic varieties examined are Vote, Ingrian, the Estonian northeastern coastal dialects and the Estonian eastern dialect, as well as Ingrian Finnish as a contact language. My supervisors are Riho Grünthal, professor of Finnic languages at the University of Helsinki, and Karl Pajusalu, professor of Estonian dialectology and history of the Estonian language at the University of Tartu, member of the Estonian Academy of Sciences. The research is part of the project Change of Finnic languages in a multilinguistic environment, funded by the Kone Foundation.

Education information

Master of Arts, University of Helsinki, Faculty of Arts
Bachelor of Arts, University of Helsinki, Faculty of Arts

Education/Academic qualification

MA

Fields of Science

  • 6121 Languages
  • Finnic languages
  • lexicon
  • dialectology
  • language contacts
  • etymology
  • loanwords
  • internal borrowing

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

Publications 2012 2019

Introduction

Björklöf, S. & Jantunen, S., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Plurilingual Finnic: Language change in a multilingual environment. Björklöf, S. & Jantunen, S. (eds.). Helsinki: Suomalais-Ugrilainen Seura, (Uralica Helsingiensia).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

Korpus och enspråkig ordbok som bas för ny estnisk-finsk ordbok

Björklöf, S. & Laitinen, S., Sep 2019, (Accepted/In press) LexicoNordica 26: Nordiske ordbøger med to eller flere sprog. Berg-Olsen, S. & Sköldberg, E. (eds.). Vol. 26. p. 17-34 18 p. (LexicoNordica; vol. 2019, no. 26).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionProfessional

Vepsän mailla Herran vuonna 2014

Björklöf, S., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Plurilingual Finnic: Language change in a multilingual environment. Björklöf, S. & Jantunen, S. (eds.). Helsinki: Suomalais-Ugrilainen Seura, (Uralica Helsingiensia).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

Viro–suomi-sanakirja 2019. Eesti-soome sõnaraamat 2019.

Translated title of the contribution: Estonian-Finnish DictionaryHurtta, H. (ed.), Langemets, M. (ed.), Björklöf, S. (ed.), Haak, A. (ed.), Kuusk, K. (ed.), Laitinen, S. (ed.), Paajanen, I. (ed.) & Vanhatalo, U. (ed.), 9 Jan 2019, Tallinn–Helsinki : Eesti Keele Instituut.

Research output: Other contributionResearch

Meri kuljettaa kieltä: virolaisia lainasanoja suomen murteissa

Translated title of the contribution: Sea carries language: Estonian loanwords in Finnish dialectsBjörklöf, S., Sep 2018, In : Kielikello. 51, 3

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

Projects 2012 2019

Activities 2013 2019

  • 42 Organisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars
  • 3 Types for other activities - Other
  • 2 Membership or other role in national/international committee, council, board
  • 1 Editor of research anthology/collection/conference proceedings

LexicoNordica-symposiet Nordiska ordböcker med två eller flera språk, Oslo

Sofia Björklöf (Speaker: Presenter), Saarni Laitinen (Speaker: Presenter)
10 Jan 201912 Jan 2019

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

Conference Contextualizing historical lexicology

Sofia Björklöf (Speaker: Presenter)
15 May 201717 May 2017

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

Eesti Keele Instituudi doktorikooli sügisseminar “Soome-ugri keelte sõnavara ja etümoloogia”

Sofia Björklöf (Speaker: Presenter)
28 Nov 201629 Nov 2016

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

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Kone Foundation Summer School on Endagered Language Documentation, Description and Revitalization

Sofia Björklöf (Attendee)
6 Jun 201611 Jun 2016

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

Seminar 'Relations of Estonian dialects with closely related languages', Tallinn

Sofia Björklöf (Speaker: Keynote)
26 Nov 2015

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

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