About me

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My name is Kimmo Granqvist. I have a PhD in Modern Greek from 1997. I am among of the internationally leading scholars in Romani Linguistics. I am a Senior University Lecturer in Romani Language and Culture at the University of Helsinki (since 2012-). I bear a Title of Docent in Modern Greek language and General Linguistics.

I am primus motor of modern Romani Linguistics in Finland. I have published extensively in particular on Finnish Romani, including a large-monograph on Finnish Romani phonology and morphology, a descriptive grammar, and university-level textbooks. I have coordinated several international projects on Romani Linguistics since 2013. I have extensive experience in public, community and policy involvement and in planning and implementing strategies for impact. I represented Finland in the Committee of Experts of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages in 2016-2022.

I have a long experience working on computational tools for Romani. In 2001-2002, I implemented the two-level morphological analyser called ROMTWOL for Finnish Romani. A new version of ROMTWOL for Finnish Romani is being developed in collaboration with Finnish Romani Association. Further work on a disambiguator is being planned. currently cooperate with the Finnish company Lingsoft Language Services Oy on Finnish Swedish TWOL.

I have extensive language skills, comprising Finnish and Swedish (mother tongues), English, German, Slovak, some Romanian and Russian, and of course, Romani dialects (Finnish Romani, East Slovak Romani, KalderaĆĄ).

My academic CV
List of Publications