Prof. Dr. Anneli Sarhimaa

Department of English and Linguistics
Northern European and Baltic Languages and Cultures
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Room 01-584
Jakob-Welder-Weg 18
55099 Mainz

Tel: +49 6131 39-23081

Research Interests
Sociolinguistics and multilingualism (with a focus on the Circum-Baltic area), language sociology (especially language policies, language maintenance and revitalization of endangered languages), discourse linguistics and critical discourse analysis (esp. minority identities, their discursive construction and linguistic manifestation)

Academic Background
Anneli Sarhimaa is the professor of the Northern European and Baltic languages and cultures at the University of Mainz since 2002. In 2010-2013 she coordinated the international, interdisciplinary project ELDIA (European Language Diversity for All;; the project was funded by the 7th Framework Program of the European Union. Sarhimaa got her Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of Helsinki in 1999 and was nominated a Docent in Finnic languages and linguistics at the Faculty of Humanities of the Helsinki University in 2002. She has studied and worked in Finland, Russia, the Netherlands and Germany, and has wide cooperation networks within and outside of Europe.

Publications (Top 5)

Karelian in Finland: ELDIA Case Specific Report. With contributions by Eva Kühhirt, Sia Spiliopoulou Åkermark and Reetta Toivanen. Studies in European Language Diversity 27. ELDIA: Wien.
(with Laakso, Johanna, Spiliopoulou Åkermark und Reetta Toivanen) Summary of the Research Project ELDIA (European Language Diversity for All). Abridged version of the original English-language report. Link.
(with Spiliopoulou Åkermark, Sia, Johanna Laakso, Reetta Toivanen, Eva Kühhirt und Kari Djerf) EuLaViBar Toolkit. ELDIA: Wien. Link.
Kielipolitiikan vaiheita Baltian maissa kansallisromantiikasta euroaikaan. [Language policies in Baltic states from National Awakening up to the EU] – Hanna Lappalainen, Maria Vilkuna ja Marja-Leena Sorjonen (ed.), Kielellä on merkitystä. Näkökulmia kielipolitiikkaan. Helsinki: Finnish Literature Society. P. 52-96.
Social Network Theory as a framework for studying minor Finnic languages with special reference to Karelian. The Quasquicentennial of the Finno-Ugrian Society. Memoires de la Societe Finno-Ougrienne 258. Helsinki. P. 161–190.