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Terhi Ainiala

Terhi Tuulikki Ainiala
Born July 4, 1967

Master of Arts 1991 and Doctor of Philosophy 1997 (Finnish Language), University of Helsinki.

Finnish language University Lecturer 2012- , University of Helsinki

Researcher, Special Investigator, Head of Research Division, Institute for the Languages of Finland, 1991-2011; Research Assistant, Academy of Finland 1995-97 (on secondment from Institute).
Docent in Finnish Language, 2003-, University of Helsinki

Publications, research projects and other academic activities
Research interests: onomastics, specialising in socio-onomastics and urban place names; slang

Written by Terhi Ainiala and Riitta-Ilona Hurmerinta (ed.)
Translated by John Calton

From Observatory Hill to the Long Bridge: the layers of place names in the central Helsinki district of Union Street

In her lecture video (Spring 2012 Faculty of Arts Studia Humaniora lecture series) Terhi Ainiala describes the place names since the 19th century as well as the issue of what languages official names are given and the terms used by the locals to talk about places.


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