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Name: Pirkko  Suihkonen
Institution: University of Helsinki
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Homepage: http://www.ling.helsinki.fi/~suihkone/
State and/or Country: Finland   
Linguistic Field(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics
Specialty: Semantics
Subject Language(s): Finnish
Language Family(ies): Uralic
Selected Publications: 2003. On the semantics on quantification and case marking in Finnish. In Suihkonen, Pirkko & Comrie, Bernard (eds.) with the assistance of Sergej Anatol'evic Maksimov. International Symposium on Deictic Systems and Quantification in Languages Spoken in Europe and North and Central Asia. Udmurt State University, Izhevsk, Udmurt Republic, Russia, May 22-25, 2001. Collection of papers. (331 pp.) Izhevsk: Udmurt State University, Izhevsk, and Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig. 173-189.

2003. Metadata descriptions for combining information on multimodal data located at the University of Helsinki Language Corpus Server. In Sándor Darányi (ed.). HOMO 2003 - Information society, cultural heritage and folklore text analysis, 24-26 November 2003, Budapest, Hungary. Conference papers.

2002. The Uralic languages. In Pauliina Raento, & John Westerholm (eds): Finland - Nature,Society, and Regions. Fennia 180: 1-2. (Special Issue, with CD-Rom), 165-176.

2001. Datenbank für uralische Sprachen. 22 pp. ('Das Volk, das aus der Kälte kam' - Zum Ursprung der Finnen. Vorträge des am Finnland-Institut in Deutschland, Berlin, abgehaltenen Symposiums vom 6./7. November 1997. Herausgegeben von Ahti Jäntti und Marion Holtkamp. BERLIN VERLAG. Arno Spitz GmbH.)

2001. Suomen ja sen sukukielten lukusanoista (On the numerals in Finnish and its relative languages). Solmu 2/2001. Helsinki. 10-17.

Suihkonen, Pirkko (ed.). 2001. The electronic document on the International Symposium on Deictic Systems and Quantification in Languages Spoken in Europe and North and Central Asia. Udmurt State University, Izhevsk, Udmurt Republic, May 22-25, 2001.

2001. Uralilaisten kielten tietopankki (Data Bank for Uralic Languages). 1999. In A. V. Ishmuratov, L. L. Karpova, V. K. Kel'makov, & G. N. Lasnikova (eds.): Problemy udmurtskoy i finno-ugorskoy filologii. 272-294. Izhevsk.

2001. Rikkinen, Kalevi, Päivi Maaranen, & Pirkko Suihkonen. 1999. Erätaloudesta nyky-yhteiskuntaan (From the Hunting Fishing and Fallowing to Modern Society). InWesterholm, John & Raento, Pauliina (eds.): Suomen kartasto 1999 (Atlas of Finland in 1999). 48-53. Werner-Söderström Osakeyhtiö. Porvoo.
Announced on LINGUIST :  On Quantification in Finnish
 Argument Structure and Grammatical Relations
 Typology of Quantification
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Argument Structure and Grammatical Relations
Courses Taught: (1) Basic course in linguistics, (2) Phonology and morphology, (3) Syntax
and Semantics, (4) Language typology, (5) Languages of the world, (6) Corpus
linguistics, (7) Quantification in natural language, (8) Language and context.

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