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Department of Finno-Ugric Studies

The Finno-Ugric Department aims to teach and research the various languages related to Estonian. Finnish, Hungarian, and Komi are taught via Estonian. Courses, the aim of which is to investigate language structure, are taught by specialists with long-term experience as researchers in their respective languages. Our profile is enriched by the cooperation with the Finno-Ugric Departments in other universities, as represented by exchange programmes, summer schools, and language courses. A number of courses on Finno-Ugric languages, language contact, language history and culture are also available to all students as optional courses. Students can also broaden their subjects by taking the modules of Finnish language and culture, Finno-Ugric languages or Hungarian.

Our research profile includes Finnic languages (Izhorian, Votic, Livonian, Veps, Ludic), Sámi languages (especially Pite and Inari Sami), more distant languages spoken in modern-day Russia, such as Komi, Udmurt, and Mordva, as well as Samoyedic languages, such as Selkup and Kamassian. More than 20 lecturers and researchers work at the department, including a number of doctoral students. Languages are documented in frequent fieldwork trips, which often include students as well. Materials are later made publicly available in corpora. We also constantly work on publishing the materials in our archives. Work in the department has long been supported by the Estonian Research Council and Hõimurahvaste Programm, enabling us to research the phonology, morphosyntax, lexicology, and pragmatics of Finno-Ugric languages.

Staff

Gerson Stefan Klumpp
Head of Department, Professor of Finno-Ugric Languages, Programme Director for Estonian and Finno-Ugric Languages
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Gerson Stefan Klumpp
Head of Department, Professor of Finno-Ugric Languages, Programme Director for Estonian and Finno-Ugric Languages
Tuomas Johannes Huumo
Visiting Professor
Tuomas Johannes Huumo
Visiting Professor
Juha-Matti Aronen
Visiting Lecturer
Juha-Matti Aronen
Visiting Lecturer
Elena Markus
Associate Professor of Finnic Languages
Elena Markus
Associate Professor of Finnic Languages
Fedor Rozhanskiy
Associate Professor of Finno-Ugric Languages
Fedor Rozhanskiy
Associate Professor of Finno-Ugric Languages
Nikolay Kuznetsov
Lecturer in Finno-Ugric Languages 0.5 p
Nikolay Kuznetsov
Lecturer in Finno-Ugric Languages 0.5 p
Krisztina Toth
Visiting Lecturer in Hungarian Language
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Krisztina Toth
Visiting Lecturer in Hungarian Language
Margit Kuusk
Teacher in Finnish Language and Culture
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Margit Kuusk
Teacher in Finnish Language and Culture
Valts Ernštreits
Research Fellow in Livonian 0.1 p
Valts Ernštreits
Research Fellow in Livonian 0.1 p
Miina Norvik
Lecturer in Finnic Languages (employment contract suspended) 0.5 p, Research Fellow in Finnic Languages
Miina Norvik
Lecturer in Finnic Languages (employment contract suspended) 0.5 p, Research Fellow in Finnic Languages
Denys Teptiuk
Research Fellow
Denys Teptiuk
Research Fellow
Eva Saar
Coordinator 0.5 p
Research Fellow in Finnic Languages 0.5 p
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Eva Saar
Coordinator 0.5 p
Research Fellow in Finnic Languages 0.5 p
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Eda-Riin Tuuling
Information Specialist 0.5 p
Junior Research Fellow 0.5 p
Eda-Riin Tuuling
Information Specialist 0.5 p
Junior Research Fellow 0.5 p
Iuliia Zubova
Junior Research Fellow
Iuliia Zubova
Junior Research Fellow
Marili Tomingas
Junior Research Fellow 0.5 p
Marili Tomingas
Junior Research Fellow 0.5 p
Triin Todesk
Junior Research Fellow 0.75 p
Triin Todesk
Junior Research Fellow 0.75 p
Merit Niinemägi
Junior Research Fellow in Saami Languages 0.15 p
Merit Niinemägi
Junior Research Fellow in Saami Languages 0.15 p
Ago Künnap
Professor emeritus
Ago Künnap
Professor emeritus
Tiit-Rein Viitso
Professor emeritus
Tiit-Rein Viitso
Professor emeritus
Tõnu Seilenthal
Associate Professor emeritus
Tõnu Seilenthal
Associate Professor emeritus
Heinike Heinsoo
Associate Professor emeritus
Heinike Heinsoo
Associate Professor emeritus
Patrick O'Rourke
doctoral student
Patrick O'Rourke
doctoral student
Polina Oskolskaia
doctoral student
Polina Oskolskaia
doctoral student
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