Newsletter of the Language Bank of Finland 1/2023


Researchers of the Month in 2023

  1. Therese Lindström Tiedemann – Swedish as a second language, pseudonymisation of linguistic data
  2. Maria Sarhemaa – appellativization of first names in Finnish language
  3. Noora Hoffrén – constructed action in Finnish Sign Language and Finnish language
  4. Johanna Vaattovaara – language awareness, language attitudes
  5. Rosa González Hautamäki – within-speaker variation, human-induced voice modifications
  6. Mikael Varjo – zero-subject constructions in Finnish everyday conversation

All previous researchers of the month can be found in the archive.

Do you know researchers who use the Language Bank of Finland and who might be good candidates for Researcher of the Month? Would you be one of them? Inform us:

New, updated or extended corpora in 2023

The Newspaper and Periodical Corpus (KLK) has been considerably extended

The Finnish Sub-corpus of the Newspaper and Periodical Corpus of the National Library of Finland version 2, Korp (klk-fi-v2-korp) is now available in Korp as a beta test version. The corpus contains newspapers and periodicals of the digital collections of the National Library of Finland from the years 1771–2021. The corpus contains over 22 billion words in total, which is over four times as many as in the previous version of the corpus. The language of the sentences of the corpus has been identified with the HeLI-OTS language identifier. Read more about the KLK update here.

Would you like to offer your own resource to be distributed via Kielipankki?

Submit the basic details about your own resource to the Language Bank of Finland:

Instructions: Publishing a privacy notice of processing personal data for research purposes

When you obtain a resource containing personal data via the Language Bank of Finland and start processing it for a new purpose, you must prepare a privacy notice regarding the purpose of processing, publish the notice openly in electronic format, and provide a link to the notice to the Language Bank. The purpose of a privacy notice is to help data subjects understand the purposes for which their data is used. You should always primarily follow the data protection guidelines of your own organisation. In addition, the Language Bank offers some instructions to help you collect the pieces of information that are usually required for a privacy notice regarding research purposes. Read more

Courses and training materials

The online course Corpus Linguistics and Statistical Methods (5 ECTS) will be offered again in Sep-Oct 2023 and it can be taken either in Finnish or in English. The course is open to all universities and you can also participate in it from outside Finland. Course details

FIN-CLARIAH research infrastructure meeting in June

FIN-CLARIAH, the national research infrastructure for Social Sciences and Humanities in Finland, is funded by the Research Council of Finland. FIN-CLARIAH consists of two components, FIN-CLARIN and DARIAH-FI. The FIN-CLARIAH people gathered together in a workshop day held at CSC in Espoo on June 6th. On the Language Bank website, you can find a number of deliverables produced in the FIN-CLARIAH project.

CLARIN funding opportunities

Did you know that CLARIN offers grants for, e.g., researcher and teacher mobility, events and training activities? Check out the funding opportunities and current calls:

Language Bank summer vacations are taking place during 23.6.2023–13.8.2023

but we are at your service also in summer and messages will be answered as soon as possible.

We wish you a relaxing summer!

Mietta Lennes
Projet Planning Officer


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