Johanna Laakso#


Johanna Laakso
Email:johanna.laakso 'at' univie.ac.at
Membership Number:3943
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:AUSTRIA
Section:LINGUISTIC STUDIES
Username:jlaakso
Homepage: http://homepage.univie.ac.at/Johanna.Laakso



Present and Previous Positions
  • 2000 – present Professor of Finno-Ugric studies, University of Vienna
  • 1999 – 2000 Project researcher (leader of research project), University of Helsinki
  • 1987 – 1999 Assistant (predoc/postdoc), University of Helsinki
  • 1986 – 1987 Research assistant, Research Centre for the Languages of Finland

Fields of Scholarship
  • Finno-Ugric studies
  • Historical linguistics
  • Gender linguistics
  • Language contact
  • Minority languages

Honours and Awards
  • 2008 - present Corresponding member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
  • 2006 - present Member of the Finnish Academy of Sciences and Letters
  • 2006 Motivation award of the Alfred Kordelin Foundation (kannustuspalkinto, awarded each year to outstanding Finnish representatives of arts and research)
  • 1990 Dissertation award (for an outstanding dissertation in Finnish and related languages) by the Funds of August Ahlqvist, Yrjö Wichmann, Kai Donner and Artturi Kannisto

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