As a research community, HALS is both a practical and intellectual support structure at the University of Helsinki for language research that meets our “mission statement”: describing languages, language histories of specific regions, and analysing language typological issues in a rich manner that includes historical, cultural and anthropological aspects.

In practice, HALS members support each other in securing funding for a broad variety of research projects. In these projects, we try to cooperate across disciplinary boundaries. This also involves cooperation with partners outside the University of Helsinki, both at national level and internationally.

Information on the research of individual HALS members can be accessed through their TUHAT research database pages, links to which can be found on their profiles on the People page.


Here you find information on publications (research and otherwise) that are the direct result of HALS activities, as well as other major publications of HALS members that are the result of collaboration within HALS or are otherwise (e.g. thematically) tied to HALS.

Research projects affiliated with HALS