LARISA LEISIö

Professor

I am a professor of Russian language at the University of Eastern Finland. My research interests include language contacts, Samoyedic languages, and non-standard varieties of Russian including colloquial Russian, Russian in contact with Finno-Ugric languages, and language use in media. My approach to language is typological and usage-based. I studied Russian-Finnish contact in the speech of Finland Russians, in particular code switching, word order in possessive noun phrases, gender integration of Finnish nouns, and the case of the direct object. I traced the impact of Northern Baltic Finnic influence in Old East Slavic and Old Russian.  I am a specialist in Samoyedic (<Uralic) languages, in particular Nganasan. I conducted field work with Forest Finns in Sweden, Finland Russians, Inari Sámi, Estonian Old Believers, as well as Northern Samoyeds in Siberia: Nganasans, Forest Enets, Forest Nenets, and Tundra Nenets.

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School of Humanities, Foreign Languages and Translation Studies

Email

larisa.leisio@uef.fi

Phone

+358 50 596 9789

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With Ylva Uotila: publication of M. A. Castrén’s Tavgi-Samoyed manuscripts. The project is funded by Finno-Ugrian Society & Svenska Litteratursällskapet

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