Mikkola, Jooseppi Julius

Mikkola, Jooseppi Julius

 

Born July 6, 1866, in Lake Volo; died Sept. 28, 1946, in Helsinki. Finnish linguist; specialist in the comparative grammar of the Slavic languages.

Mikkola was a professor of Slavic philology at the University of Helsinki from 1900 to 1934. He was concerned with Slavic studies (his Proto-Slavic Grammar, vols. 1–3, 1913–50, is especially well known), including accentuation in the Slavic languages and ties between the Slavic and Balto-Finnic languages. His other fields were Finno-Ugric studies, the Baltic and Germanic languages, and the prehistory of Northern and Eastern Europe. He became a corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR in 1925.

WORKS

Berührungen zwischen den westfinnischen und slavischen Sprachen. Helsinki, 1894.
Die älteren Berührungen zwischen Ostseefinnisch und Russisch. Helsinki, 1938.

REFERENCES

Arumaa, P. “I. I. Mikkola, 1886–1946.” Studia linguistica, 1948, no. 1.
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