Jouko Lindstedt

Person

Research areas

  • 6121 Languages - Slavic, Slavonic, linguistics, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Balkan languages, language contacts, Old Church Slavonic, Esperanto, language policy

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Education and degrees awarded

  • Doctor of Philosophy (1985), University of Helsinki, major: Slavonic Philology
  • Licentiate of Philosophy (1983), University of Helsinki, major: General Linguistics
  • Candidate of Philosophy (Master’s) degree (1981), University of Helsinki, major: General Linguistics
  • Candidate of Arts (Bachelor’s) degree (1978), University of Helsinki
  • Matriculation examination (1974), Espoon yhteislyseo

Current position

  • Professor of Slavonic Philology, University of Helsinki: acting from 1985, tenure from 1 April 1986

Previous work experience

  • Research scholarship of the Foundations’ Professor Pool, academic year 2014–2015
  • Senior Scientist (Academy of Finland), academic year 2006–2007
  • Senior Scientist (Academy of Finland), academic year 1998–1999
  • Senior Scientist (Academy of Finland), academic year 1992–1993
  • Part-time teacher in Slavonic Philology and General Linguistics, 1980–1985
  • Substitute for Assistant in Slavonic Philology, March 1980

Research funding

  • leader of the research project Updating the Sociology of Language in the Balkans (2009–2013), funded by the Academy of Finland, see http://www.helsinki.fi/slaavilaiset/balkan/  
  • leader of the research project (2004–2008) The Konikovo Gospel (Bibl.Patr.Alex. 268), various funding, see http://www.helsinki.fi/~jslindst/268/
  • leader of the research project Corpus Cyrillo-Methodianum Helsingiense (a computer corpus of Old Church Slavonic texts) since 1986, no separate funding, see http://www.helsinki.fi/slaavilaiset/ccmh/
  • leader of the research project Contacts and Identity in the Balkans (1998–2000), funded by the Academy of Finland
  • participant in the research project The Slavonic Perfect (1991–1994), led by Prof. Hannu Tommola
  • the all-European EUROTYP project 1990–1994: member of Theme Group 6 (“Tense and Aspect”)

Supervision of doctoral dissertations

  • main supervisor of 5 completed Ph.D. dissertations
  • co-supervisor of 1 completed Ph.D. dissertation
  • main supervisor of 2 Ph.D. dissertations in progress
  • co-supervisor of 2 Ph.D. dissertation in progress

Merits in teaching and pedagogical competence

  • Vice Dean of the Faculty of Arts 2004–2006 (responsible for academic and international affairs, leading the introduction of the Bologna reform in the Faculty)
  • curriculum planning in my own subject since 1986 with several major curriculum reforms over the years

Awards, prizes and honours

  • teaching award “Opetuksen maineteko” of the Department of Slavonic and Baltic languages and literatures (2008) for increasing the number of graduations
  • honorary diploma of the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Bulgaria for promoting Bulgarian culture (1999)
  • Faculty of Arts award for the Master’s thesis (1981)

Other academic merits

  • external examiner (opponent) of two doctoral dissertations (University of Trondheim, University of Tampere)
  • member of the doctoral committee of one doctoral dissertation (Ss. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje)
  • member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of the Institute of Croatian Language and Linguistics (Rasprave, Časopis Instituta za hrvatski jezik i jezikoslovlje) (2014–)
  • member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Slavic Linguistics (2012–)
  • invited keynote lectures: conference of the Slavic Linguistics Society (2010),
    conference of the Nordic Association of Slavists (2010)
  • member of the Helsinki Area & Language Studies (HALS) research initiative (http://blogs.helsinki.fi/linguisticdiversity/)
  • chair of the Finnish Romani Language Board (2008–2015)
  • chair of the board of the Finnish Esperanto Foundation (2001–2016)
  • member of the Academy of Esperanto (1998–)
  • member of the International Committee of Slavists (1993–2010)
  • member of the board of the Network for European Studies, U of Helsinki (2003–2009)
  • referee in two promotions to professor, University of Uppsala (2008)
  • Visiting Scholar at the University of Uppsala (February–March 2007)
  • member of the State Examination Board of Official Translators (Bulgarian language, 1983–2005)
  • chair of the Evaluation Panel of Education in Slavonic, Baltic, and Celtic Studies at the universities of Sweden (2002)
  • Visiting Scholar at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (April–May 1999)
  • chair of the Finnish Association of Slavists 1986–1989, Vice-Chairperson 1985 and 1990–1999
  • chair of the Nordic Association of Slavists (1994–1997)
  • adviser in the project “Consulting Services for Foreign Language Training Upgrading in Bulgarian Schools” (1994–1995) at the Helsinki University Knowledge Services, Ltd.

Positions of trust in society and other societal merits

  • lay member of the District Court of Lahti (2001–2004)

Latest publications

  1. Conflicting nationalist discourses in the Balkan Slavic language area

    Lindstedt, J. 2016 The Palgrave Handbook of Slavic Languages, Identities and Borders. Kamusella, T., Nomachi, M. & Gibson, C. (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan, p. 429-447 19 p.

    Publication: Contribution to book/anthologyA3 Contribution to book/other compilations (refereed)

  2. Accepted/In press

    Multilingualism in the Central Balkans in late Ottoman times

    Lindstedt, J. S. 2016 In search of the center and periphery: Linguistic attitudes, minorities, and landscapes in the Central Balkans. Wahlström, M. & Makartsev, M. (eds.). (Slavica Helsingiensia; vol. 49)

    Publication: Contribution to book/anthologyA3 Contribution to book/other compilations (refereed)

  3. Accepted/In press

    Ĉu infana Esperanto estas natura Esperanto?

    Lindstedt, J. 2016 Lingua, politica, cultura: Serta gratulatoria in honorem Renato Corsetti. Gobbo, F. (ed.). New York: Mondial, p. 205-213

    Publication: Contribution to book/anthologyA3 Contribution to book/other compilations (refereed)

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Highlighted activities

  1. Visit to the Saints Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje

    Jouko Lindstedt (Visiting researcher), 6 Mar 201613 Mar 2016

    Activity: International Mobility: VisitsAcademic visit to other institution

  2. HALS Field Seminar 3

    Jouko Lindstedt (Chair of organizing committee), 13 Nov 201514 Nov 2015

    Activity: Conferences, workshops, courses, seminarsOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

  3. Chair of the Research Evaluation Panel, Faculty of Humanities, University of Turku

    Jouko Lindstedt (Chair), Evaluation Panel in the Research Assessment Exercise, Faculty of Humanities, University of Turku, 1 Nov 20156 Nov 2015

    Activity: Councils, boards, committees and networksMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board

  4. Field work as the leader of the HALS team in the Central Balkans

    Jouko Lindstedt (Visiting researcher), 31 May 201514 Jun 2015

    Activity: International Mobility: VisitsAcademic visit to other institution

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Education

Ph.D., Slavonic Philology

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