Granö lecture by Finnish top researcher at the University of Tartu
Director, professor at Institute for the Languages of Finland Pirkko Nuolijärvi will hold a public lecture entitled "The status and the promotion of the languages in Finland" on Monday the 27th of October at 14:15 in Jakobi 2-438.
The lecture focuses on language diversity and language legislation in Finland. It investigates, how the use of national languages has developed in the Finnish society, and, how Finland promotes different language groups and first languages used in the country. Hence, the aim is to discuss, how the linguistic rights become true in practice. Even if Finland is quite aware of language rights, there are still many challenges we need to tackle.
The lecture series was named after the geography professor Johannes Gabriel Granö, who was a professor at Tartu University from 1919-1923. The aim of the Granö lectures is to create new ties between Estonian and Finnish scientists. Lectures and seminars are organized by the Finnish Institute in cooperation with the University of Turku, the University of Tartu and the Granö Center.
The lecture will be held in English.
Everybody is welcome to attend!