Department of Estonian

The Department of Estonian is the largest department in the Institute. Among other topics, the research addresses the phonetics, syntax, and semantics of Modern Estonian, as well as its variation and history. It also focuses on dialects, such as Southern Estonian, Võro, and Seto. 

The department compiles and manages a number of Estonian text corpora, including the Corpus of Spoken Estonian, Phonetic Corpus of Estonian Spontaneous Speech, and Estonian Dialect Corpus.

The department includes the Laboratory of Spoken and Computer Mediated Communication and the Phonetics Laboratory. It also incorporates the Centre of Academic Estonian, coordinating the teaching of academic Estonian across the entire University.

Staff

Liina Lindström
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Head of Institute
Jakobi 2-443

Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Department of Estonian
Head of Department, Professor of Modern Estonian Language
Jakobi 2-443

Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Centre for Digital Humanities and Information Society, University of Tartu
Head of Centre
Jakobi 2-443
+372 513 8446 (8446)
Liina Lindström
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Head of Institute
Jakobi 2-443

Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Department of Estonian
Head of Department, Professor of Modern Estonian Language
Jakobi 2-443

Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Centre for Digital Humanities and Information Society, University of Tartu
Head of Centre
Jakobi 2-443
+372 513 8446 (8446)
Karl Pajusalu
Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Department of Estonian
Academician, Professor of History and Dialects of Estonian Language
Jakobi 2-425
+372 526 7733 (6124)
Karl Pajusalu
Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Department of Estonian
Academician, Professor of History and Dialects of Estonian Language
Jakobi 2-425
+372 526 7733 (6124)
Külli Habicht
Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Department of Estonian
Associate Professor of Estonian Language
Jakobi 2-444
Külli Habicht
Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Department of Estonian
Associate Professor of Estonian Language
Jakobi 2-444
Pire Teras
Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Department of Estonian
Associate Professor of Estonian Phonetics, Programme Director for Estonian and Finno-Ugric Linguistics, Programme Director for Estonian and Finno-Ugric Linguistics
Jakobi 2-411
Pire Teras
Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Department of Estonian
Associate Professor of Estonian Phonetics, Programme Director for Estonian and Finno-Ugric Linguistics, Programme Director for Estonian and Finno-Ugric Linguistics
Jakobi 2-411
Eva Liina Asu-Garcia
College of Foreign Languages and Cultures
Department of Scandinavian Studies
Head of Department, Associate Professor of Swedish Language 0.5 p
Lossi 3-307

Department of Estonian
Phonetics Lab
Associate Professor of Phonetics 0.5 p
Jakobi 2-409
+372 737 6512
Eva Liina Asu-Garcia
College of Foreign Languages and Cultures
Department of Scandinavian Studies
Head of Department, Associate Professor of Swedish Language 0.5 p
Lossi 3-307

Department of Estonian
Phonetics Lab
Associate Professor of Phonetics 0.5 p
Jakobi 2-409
Pärtel Lippus
Department of Estonian
Phonetics Lab
Associate Professor of Estonian Phonetics
Jakobi 2-408
+372 737 6512
Pärtel Lippus
Department of Estonian
Phonetics Lab
Associate Professor of Estonian Phonetics
Jakobi 2-408
+372 737 6512
Tiit Hennoste
Department of Estonian
Laboratory of Spoken and Computer Mediated Communication
Research Fellow in Spoken Language and Conversation Analysis
Jakobi 2-407
+372 737 6163
Tiit Hennoste
Department of Estonian
Laboratory of Spoken and Computer Mediated Communication
Research Fellow in Spoken Language and Conversation Analysis
Jakobi 2-407
+372 737 6163
Helle Metslang
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Professors emeritus, Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Professor emeritus

Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Department of Estonian
Professor emeritus
Jakobi 2-424
Helle Metslang
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Professors emeritus, Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Professor emeritus

Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Department of Estonian
Professor emeritus
Jakobi 2-424
Andra Rumm
Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Department of Estonian
Lecturer in Estonian Language 0.5 p, Research Fellow 0.5 p
Jakobi 2-407
Andra Rumm
Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Department of Estonian
Lecturer in Estonian Language 0.5 p, Research Fellow 0.5 p
Jakobi 2-407
Sulev Iva
Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Department of Estonian
Lecturer in South Estonian Language and Culture 0.5 p
Jakobi 2-413
+372 737 5422
Sulev Iva
Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Department of Estonian
Lecturer in South Estonian Language and Culture 0.5 p
Jakobi 2-413
+372 737 5422
Riina Reinsalu
Department of Estonian
Centre for Estonian Orthography and Composition
Head of Centre, Lecturer in Estonian Text Linguistics
Jakobi 2-404
Riina Reinsalu
Department of Estonian
Centre for Estonian Orthography and Composition
Head of Centre, Lecturer in Estonian Text Linguistics
Jakobi 2-404
Helen Plado
Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Department of Estonian
Lecturer in Estonian Language 0.5 p, Research Fellow in Estonian Language 0.5 p
Jakobi 2-426
Helen Plado
Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Department of Estonian
Lecturer in Estonian Language 0.5 p, Research Fellow in Estonian Language 0.5 p
Jakobi 2-426
Ann Siiman
Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Department of Estonian
Lecturer in Estonian Language 0.5 p
Ann Siiman
Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Department of Estonian
Lecturer in Estonian Language 0.5 p
Kaidi Lõo
Department of Estonian
Phonetics Lab
Research Fellow in Psycholinguistics
Kaidi Lõo
Department of Estonian
Phonetics Lab
Research Fellow in Psycholinguistics
Helen Wilbur
Department of Estonian
Phonetics Lab
Research Fellow in Phonetics (employment contract suspended) 0.5 p
Helen Wilbur
Department of Estonian
Phonetics Lab
Research Fellow in Phonetics (employment contract suspended) 0.5 p
Andriela Rääbis
Department of Estonian
Laboratory of Spoken and Computer Mediated Communication
Research Fellow in Spoken Language
Jakobi 2-407
+372 737 6163
Andriela Rääbis
Department of Estonian
Laboratory of Spoken and Computer Mediated Communication
Research Fellow in Spoken Language
Jakobi 2-407
+372 737 6163
Katrin Kern
Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Department of Estonian
Teacher of Estonian Language Editing and Stylistics 0.5 p
Jakobi 2-439
Katrin Kern
Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Department of Estonian
Teacher of Estonian Language Editing and Stylistics 0.5 p
Jakobi 2-439
David Paul Ogren
Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Department of Estonian
Research Fellow 0.1 p
David Paul Ogren
Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Department of Estonian
Research Fellow 0.1 p
Külli Prillop
Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Department of Estonian
Research Fellow in Estonian Phonology
Jakobi 2-445
Külli Prillop
Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Department of Estonian
Research Fellow in Estonian Phonology
Jakobi 2-445
Tuuli Tuisk
Department of Estonian
Phonetics Lab
Research Fellow in Phonetics of Finnic Languages
Jakobi 2-409
+372 737 6512
Tuuli Tuisk
Department of Estonian
Phonetics Lab
Research Fellow in Phonetics of Finnic Languages
Jakobi 2-409
+372 737 6512
Kirsi Laanesoo
Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Department of Estonian
Research Fellow
Kirsi Laanesoo
Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Department of Estonian
Research Fellow
Carl Eric Simmul
Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Department of Estonian
Junior Research Fellow in Estonian and Finno-Ugric Linguistics 0.8 p
Jakobi 2-431
Carl Eric Simmul
Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Department of Estonian
Junior Research Fellow in Estonian and Finno-Ugric Linguistics 0.8 p
Jakobi 2-431
Kristiina Vaik
Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Department of Estonian
Junior Research Fellow in Estonian and Finno-Ugric Linguistics
Jakobi 2-431
Kristiina Vaik
Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Department of Estonian
Junior Research Fellow in Estonian and Finno-Ugric Linguistics
Jakobi 2-431
Leelo Padari
Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Department of Estonian
Librarian
Jakobi 2-423
+372 737 6543
Leelo Padari
Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Department of Estonian
Librarian
Jakobi 2-423
+372 737 6543
Annika Kängsepp
Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Department of Estonian
Junior Research Fellow in Linguistics
Annika Kängsepp
Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Department of Estonian
Junior Research Fellow in Linguistics
Maarja-Liisa Pilvik
Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Department of Estonian
Research Fellow in Estonian Language
Jakobi 2-430
Maarja-Liisa Pilvik
Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Department of Estonian
Research Fellow in Estonian Language
Jakobi 2-430
Eva Velsker
Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Department of Estonian
Editor 0.25 p
Jakobi 2-439
+372 5340 6925
Eva Velsker
Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Department of Estonian
Editor 0.25 p
Jakobi 2-439
+372 5340 6925
Rodolfo Basile
Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Department of Estonian
Junior Research Fellow in Estonian and Finno-Ugric Linguistics 0.5 p
Jakobi 2-431
Rodolfo Basile
Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Department of Estonian
Junior Research Fellow in Estonian and Finno-Ugric Linguistics 0.5 p
Jakobi 2-431
Katrin Leppik
Department of Estonian
Phonetics Lab
Junior Research Fellow in Estonian and Finno-Ugric Linguistics 0.5 p
Jakobi 2–409
Katrin Leppik
Department of Estonian
Phonetics Lab
Junior Research Fellow in Estonian and Finno-Ugric Linguistics 0.5 p
Jakobi 2–409
Mati Erelt
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Professors emeritus, Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Professor emeritus
Mati Erelt
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Professors emeritus, Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Professor emeritus
Huno Rätsep
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Professors emeritus, Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Academician, Professor emeritus
Huno Rätsep
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Professors emeritus, Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Academician, Professor emeritus
Ellen Niit
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Associate Professors emeritus, Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Associate Professor emeritus
Ellen Niit
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Associate Professors emeritus, Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Associate Professor emeritus
Reet Kasik
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Associate Professors emeritus, Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Associate Professor emeritus
Reet Kasik
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Associate Professors emeritus, Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Associate Professor emeritus
Hanna Pook
doctoral student
Hanna Pook
doctoral student
Tiina Paet
doctoral student
Tiina Paet
doctoral student
Lydia Risberg
doctoral student
Lydia Risberg
doctoral student
Elen Pärt
doctoral student
Elen Pärt
doctoral student
Kaarel Veskis
doctoral student
Kaarel Veskis
doctoral student
Axel Jagau
doctoral student
Axel Jagau
doctoral student
Elisabeth Kaukonen
doctoral student
Elisabeth Kaukonen
doctoral student
Kaisa Tammoja
doctoral student
Kaisa Tammoja
doctoral student
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