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Jarmo Korhonen

Jarmo Antero Korhonen
Born May 26, 1946,  Oulu

MA 1971 (Nordic Philology), Lic.Phil. 1976 and PhD 1978 (Germanic Philology), University of Oulu

Professor of Germanic Philology 1993-2014, University of Helsinki
Professor of Germanic Philology 1979-88 (University of Oulu), 1988-93 (University of Turku)
Acting Professor of German Philology 1981-83 (University of Tübingen)

Publications, research projects and other academic activities
Research interests: Phraseology, lexicography, syntax, contrastive linguistics, historical linguistics

Awards and special achievements
Knight, First Class, Order of the White Rose of Finland
Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany 2015
Grantholder, Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienstin  (German Academic Exchange Service, Bonn) (at various times)
Grantholder, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Bonn) (at various times)

Written by Jarmo Korhonen and Riitta-Ilona Hurmerinta (ed.)
Translated by Kaisla Kajava. Revised by John Calton

In Finland and abroad

My professorial duties have taken me to the universities of Oulu, Turku and Helsinki, as well as at the University of Tübingen in Germany. In addition, I have been a visiting scholar and lecturer in dozens of German, Austrian, Swiss, Dutch and French universities.

I was a member of the Academic Advisory Council of the Institut für Deutsche Sprache in Mannheim  (1988-2012); Board member of the Linguistic Association of Finland (1979-81); member of the Board of Trustees of the Finnish Institute in Germany (1991-99); Chairman of the DAAD association of Finland (1993-2012); Founding member and Board member of the European Society of Phraseology (1999-2006) and chairman (2010-14); Board member of the Deutscher Bibliotheksverein, Helsinki (‘German library association’)  (2001-14); Vice-chairman of the Modern Language Society (2002-14); and chairman of the Academic Advisory Council for the comprehensive German-Finnish general dictionary  (1997-2008).

I have participated in various tasks in the following serial publications: Der Ginkgo-Baum. Germanistisches Jahrbuch für Nordeuropa (member of the academic council and the editorial board) 1991-98; Germanistik (Tübingen, member of the academic council) 1996- ; Jahrbuch für Internationale Germanistik (Bern, corresponding member) 1998- ; Finnische Beiträge zur Germanistik (Frankfurt am Main, joint editor with Irma Hyvärinen) 1998- ; Neuphilologische Mitteilungen (member of the academic council) 2000-2002 and 2014- ; Mémoires de la Société Néophilologique de Helsinki and Neuphilologische Mitteilungen (member of the editorial board) 2002-2014. I was selected to become a member of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters in 1995 and was the chairman of the linguistics unit (2004-09).



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