Jan-Ola Östman in the media
- a selection [under construction]
A selection of links to video recordings of some of my presentations are found here
Blog (IPrA President's site)
Interviewed in connection with the Symposium “Med rätt att teckna” [‘With the right to sign’] at the University of Helsinki (November 3–4, 2022). Interview published March 2023.
Finnish American Reporter, February 2022, p.7.
Interview by Karin Sundström for Vasabladet on the occasion of being awarded the Swedish Academy's linguist prize, December 11, 2021, p. 12: "Jan-Ola Östman får språkforskarpris" ['J.-O.Ö. receives linguist prize'].
Interview by Tuomo Yrttiaho for Helsingin Sanomat on the occasion of my 70th birthday, October 13, 2021, p. B13: "Tutkija katsoo rivien väliin" ['The researcher looks between the lines'].
Interviewed by Bianca Holmberg for Språkbruk 1/2018: "Jan-Ola Östman – Meriterad professor som vill förbättra världen".
2015 (release date: September 13)
The University of Helsinki Faculty of Arts celebrating the 375 year jubilee of the university all through 2015
Interviewed about the new language policy of the University of Helsinki
Språkbruk 1/2015, pp. 10-13
2014, August 21
Ålands Radio TV
Radio interview on dialects (in Swedish) in connection with organizing the Tenth Nordic dialectology conference in Mariehamn, Åland
Video interview (in Finnish) about the Deaf and signed languages
Grammatik som politik ['Grammar as politics']
Inteviewed (in Swedish)
2004 (Interview on March 3)
Työelämän haasteet yliopisto-opetukselle - professoreiden mietteitä työelämäorientaatiosta ['Working-life challenges for university education']
Interviewed (in Finnish)
Article published in Humanistilehti no 5, 2004, pp. 5-7
Taal dialekt i staan [‘Speak dialect on the town']
Interview (in Swedish) in connection with being appointed to the (dialect) professorship in Scandinavian languages at the University of Helsinki
Interviewed in English
Universitas Helsingiensis 2/1998
Prizes, distinctions, and honors
2021 (November 30, 2021)
Svenska Akademiens språkforskarpris 2021 [The Swedish Academy's linguist prize 2021]
Elected (int'l) member (ledamot) of Kungl. Humanistiska Vetenskaps-Samfundet i Uppsala (Societas Litterarum Humaniorum Regia Vpsaliensis), Sweden
2017, February 17
Festseminarium - Festive Seminar in honor of prof. em. Jan-Ola Östman's retirement: J, prAgmatics, liNgvistik, discOurse, diaLekter, Ansvar; University of Helsinki
Org.: Department of Finnish, Finno-Ugrian and Scandinavian Studies, University of Helsinki
2015, December 6
Riddartecknet av I klass av Finlands Vita Ros Orden
Order of the White Rose: FVR R I, RFinlVRO1kl
Presented by the President of Finland
2015, June 11
Svenska ärendens bragdpris 2015 för särskilda insatser universitetets tvåspråkighet till fromma
Prize/distinction awarded by the University of Helsinki's unit for Swedish matters, for having worked for the benefit of the bilingual status of the university
Vetenskapssamfundets medalj i guld för 30 års universitetstjänst - Tiedeyhteisön kultainen palvelusvuosiansiomerkki
The "scientific community" of Finland's medal in gold for 30 years of university service
2011, October 21
Festive seminar in honor of Jan-Ola Östman on his 60th birthday
The feat of the year
Recipient of The Eino Kaila prize for best teacher at the University of Helsinki
Awarded on the basis of students' views and assessment
Recipient of Festschrift on the occasion Jan-Ola Östman's 50th birthday: Postcards, implicitness, constructions, ed. by Ville Laakso, Jaakko Leino & Jarno Raukko. Helsinki: PIC vol. 50.
Elected life-time member of the Humanities Section of the Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters - Societas Scientiarum Fennica
ASLA-Fulbright Scholarship for studies in the U.S.A (University of California, Berkeley)
Included in Who's Who type publications
- a selection:
Vem och vad (in Swedish), 2010 edition, p. 872.
Kuka kukin on (in Finnish), 2015 edition, p. 1046.
Suomen professorit - Finlands professorer 1640-2007, 2008 edition, p. 854.
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