Areas of expertise
I have been as a
research assistant 1990–1992
researcher (in the Research Unit for the Finnic-Volcaic languages) 1993–1998
senior researcher (in the Research Institute for the Languages of Finland) 1999–2011
senior researcher (in the Research Unit for the Volgaic languages) since 2012
Finnish language teacher (in the Faculty of Science) 1989–1990
(part-time) language reviser (in the Faculty of Medicine) 1990–1998
Finnish language teacher for the foreigners (in the Workers' institute of Raisio) 2008, 2011
My education is
Master of Arts (1989). The Master's thesis was about the coordination in the Mari language.
Licentiate of Philosophy (1998). The Thesis was about the attributive system of nominals in the Mari language.
I have been making books such as
Mari–Finnish Dictionary (1992).
Finnish–Mari Dictionary (1995).
The Development of the Mari Lexicon in the 20th century (1998).
Chuvas–Finnish Dictionary (2007).
Tscheremissisches Wörterbuch (2008).
Wogulisches Wörterbuch (2013).
Now I am working on the
Revised version of the Mari–Finnish Dictionary.