Overview

Research areas

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

Curriculum vitae

Born in 1955. Ph.D. 1985. Professor of Slavonic Philology at the University of Helsinki from 1986. Visiting researcher at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (April-May 1999) and at the University of Uppsala (February-March 2007).

Member of the International Committee of Slavists 1993-2010. Chair of the Nordic Association of Slavists 1994-1997. Vice Dean of the Faculty of Arts 2004-2006 (academic and international affairs). Member of the Academy of Esperanto from 1998. Chair of the Finnish Romani Language Board from 2008.

Current research interests:

  • the development of Bulgarian and Macedonian as Balkan languages;
  • the origin, spontaneous change, and nativization of Esperanto as a contact language;
  • language policy in the Balkans and in the European Union;
  • early Slavonic studies;
  • South Slavonic philology.

Earlier, I also published on tense, aspect, evidentiality, and other verb categories.

I have collected a Bibliography of Bulgarian and Macedonian Studies in Finland.

I participate in the Helsinki Area & Language Studies (HALS) initiative.

Research projects:

Updating the Sociology of Language in the Balkans (funded by the Academy of Finland, 2009-2013)

The Konikovo Gospel (diverse funding, 2004-2008)

Corpus Cyrillo-Methodianum Helsingiense (no separate funding, slowly developing from 1986)

Contacts and Identity in the Balkans (funded by the Academy of Finland, 1998-2000)

Latest publications

  1. Balkan Slavic and Balkan Romance: From Congruence to Convergence

    Lindstedt, J. 2014 Congruence in Contact-Induced Language Change: Language Families, Typological Resemblance, and Perceived Similarity. Besters-Dilger, J., Dermarkar, C., Pfänder, S. & Rabus, A. (eds.). Berlin/Boston: de Gruyter, p. 168-183 16 p. (Linguae & Litterae)

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

  2. Epäonnistuiko esperanto?

    Lindstedt, J. 02.2013 In : Esperantolehti. 1, p. 4-5 2 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalE1 Popular article, newspaper article

  3. Ĉu lingvoj evoluas simile al biologiaj specioj?

    Lindstedt, J. 2013 p. 58-66 9 p.

    Publication: Conference contributionB3 Unrefereed article in conference proceedings

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Highlighted activities

  1. Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea

    Jouko Lindstedt (Speaker: Presenter), 18.09.201321.09.2013

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

  2. Internacia Kongresa Universitato (Universala Kongreso de Esperanto)

    Jouko Lindstedt (Speaker: Presenter), 20.07.201327.07.2013

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

  3. Nitobe Symposium: "Languages and Internationalization in Higher Education: Ideologies, Practices, Alternatives"

    Jouko Lindstedt (Speaker: Presenter), 18.07.201320.07.2013

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

  4. Third International Congress of Bulgarian Studies

    Jouko Lindstedt (Speaker: Presenter), 23.05.201326.05.2013

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

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