Postgraduate Studies Theses Slavica Helsingiensia A renowned series containing studies in Slavonic languages and literatures.


Contact Information

West and South Slavonic Languages and Cultures belongs to the Department of Modern Languages.

P.O. Box 24 (Unioninkatu 40 B)
FI-00014 University of Helsinki

Research and postgraduate studies

The subject has a research tradition of more than a hundred years in the field of historical linguistics and language change. Languages are examined as a changing social phenomenon. Recent research has focused on language contacts (especially in the Balkans) and on languages in social context, including the history of literary languages, linguistic nationalism, language policy, and socio-onomastics, i.e. the social significance of proper names. Research is mainly carried out in the South Slavonic languages, but this is not our sole focus: Dr Helena Lehečková is an internationally recognized specialist in the field of Czech aphasiology.

Research projects in the subject