Welcome to the information platform of the Helsinki Area & Language Studies initiative. We are a growing and active group of researchers, teachers and students with a shared interest in linguistic diversity. Our basis is the University of Helsinki, but we work on languages spoken in very different corners of the globe. In order to support research on language in various cultural contexts, we organize a range of activities, including seminars and workshops, and also joint excursions to different field sites for students and researchers in language-related disciplines at the University of Helsinki.
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