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General Linguistics
Department of Modern Languages

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

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Kenttätyössä. Kuvaaja Arttu Anttonen.

The research focus of General Linguistics at the University of Helsinki lies in language typology -- world-wide comparative linguistics -- as well as in language documentation and description.

Research is also done in language change, use in different situations, processing, the relationship of language to other symbol systems and the general meaning it has to humans.

For more information on topical research activities, see the TUHAT research database. Click on the names of the researchers on the Staff webpage to read their TUHAT profile.

See also theses.

Ongoing research projects

The EVIDEGO research project

The Skolt Sami documentation project

Postgraduate education

For information on applying for postgraduate studies, see the Faculty of Arts Postgraduate studies webpages.