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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

My best memories at the University of Helsinki

I have many good memories of the University. Among the finer moments have been the doctoral defences of my students, discussions with delightful opponents and the attendant festivities. It was a particular source of delight to see scholarships granted to four excellent German researchers by the German Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and to have the opportunity to guide them over a ten-year period at the German department. These scholars made a significant contribution to the research profile and studies offered at the department.

One of the highlights of my career is the large international phraseology conference EUROPHRAS 2008, which I arranged at the University of Helsinki in August 2008. This was also the venue for the publication of the German-Finnish general dictionary. I also recall with warmth and gratitude the festive seminars arranged in honour of my special days and retirement.



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