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Key research areas

  • Finnish as a foreign language in German speaking countries
    • History of German grammars and textbooks for Finnish as a foreign language
    • Academic Finnish

  • German-Finnish translation history
    • German translations of the Finnish national epic Kalevala
      • metrical translation
      • retranslation hypothesis

    • Finnish translations of German children's literature in the 19. century
      • retranslations and „translation archaeology“
      • translations in the process of establishing the literary Finnish 

  • Contrastive linguistics German-Finnish
    • Case alternation
    • Nullsubject – Nullperson – Nulltopic

  • (Learner’s) lexicography