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Head of specialisation in Finnish

Fields of expertise

Onomastics, Construction Grammar and cognitive linguistics in general, dialectology and linguistic variation with a computational twist, heraldry, gender

Formal postdoctoral qualifications (docent) in Finnish language and applied computer science

Top achievements

Erdős–Bacon 6

Main positions of trust

Member of the ITC Faculty Council

Member of the Ethics Committee of the Tampere Region 2024–


Finnish representative in NORNA-kommittén 2021–25

Finnish Cognitive Linguistics Association FiCLA, President 2016–19

Finnish state Heraldry Council, vice member 2007–13, member 2013–19

International Council of Onomastic Sciences, board member 2008–14

Heraldry Society of Finland, secretary 1998–2003, president 2023–


Onoma, Editor-in-Chief 2013–18, member of the Editorial Board 2009–

Virittäjä, member of the Editorial Board 2024–

Research unit

Plural (Sumu: Variation and change of Finnish)

Research fields

Linguistics, Finnish, Computer Science, Heraldry, occasionally others

Latest publications