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This is the homepage of Jussi Ylikoski.

I am a linguist. From July 2017, I am a Professor of Saami language at the Giellagas Institute for Saami Studies at the University of Oulu, Finland. I am also an Adjunct Professor at the Sámi University of Applied Sciences in Guovdageaidnu, Norway.

I am mainly a Uralicist (Finno-Ugricist) who has specialized in the Saami branch of the Uralic language family, and I am also well acquainted with my mother tongue, Finnish. Previously, I have also worked at the Universities of Turku and Helsinki, and most recently at UiT – The Arctic University of Norway.

In the past years, my research has concentrated on Saami languages, especially North Saami. In addition to Saami, I have also done research on other Uralic (Finno-Ugric) languages, especially Finnic, Permic and Mari, most of which are spoken in the northernmost parts of Europe. My current interests include functions and origins of case suffixes and adpositions in Saami, Finnic and other Uralic languages, as well as some of the peculiarities of Saami inflectional and derivational morphology – and the grammars of these languages in general.

I have also edited some books and journals, and currently serve as the editor-in-chief of Finnisch-Ugrische Forschungen.



My publications can be found here.

Furthermore, I have got myself a life.


jussi.ylikoski(at)oulu.fi