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Curriculum vitae.

Born: Pieksamaki, Finland, January 18, 1938.

Professor of Applied Language Studies, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland

Director of the Centre for Applied Language Studies, University of Jyvaskyla

Education:

Matriculation examination, 1956

Candidate of the Humanities, University of Helsinki, 1960

Candidate of Philosophy (M.A.), University of Helsinki, 1962

Licentiate of Philosophy, University of Helsinki, 1965

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Helsinki, 1967

Academic Positions:

Research assistant, Academy of Finland, 1967-1969

Associate Professor of English, University of Jyvasky1a, 1969-1979

Acting Professor of English, University of Jyvaskyla, 1969, 1973-1975, 1979

Professor of English, University of Jyvaskyla, 1979- (on leave from 1996)

Professor of Applied Language Studies, University of Jyvaskyla, 1996-

Director of the Centre for Applied Language Studies, University of Jyvaskyla, 1996-

Prorector (Vice President), University of Jyvaskyla, 1982-1991

Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, University of Jyvaskyla, 1996-

Docent of English, University of Helsinki, 1969-

Member, Finnish Academy of Sciences, 1987-

Non-academic Positions:

Member of editorial staff, Finnish News Agency, 1962

Editorial secretary, Foreign desk, Finnish News Agency, 1963-1964

Personal Grants:

Research grant (full time), Finnish Cultural Foundation, 1964-1966

Senior Research Grant, Academy of Finland, 1976, 1995-1996

American Studies Fellow, American Council of Learned Societies, 1977-1978

Mellon Fellowship, National Foreign Language Center, Institute of Advanced Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C., January-February 1992

Visiting Fellowship, Macquarie University, Sydney, July-August 1994

Other Major Research and Related Grants (last five years):

Finnish as a Second Language, Academy of Finland, 1992-1995

Finnish-English Contrastive Corpus Studies FECCS, Academy of Finland, 1995-1996

Graduate School of Language Learning and Language Teaching, Ministry of Education/Academy of Finland, 1995-1997

Efficiency of Language Education, Academy of Finland, 1995-1997

Diagnosis of Foreign Language Skills DIALANG, Socrates Lingua D, 1996-1997

Editorial:

Editorial Board: Papers and Studies in Contrastive Linguistics (Poznan);

Editorial Board: Scandinavian Working Papers on Bilingualism (Stockholm);

Editorial Board: Studia Anglica Posnaniensia (Poznan);

Editorial Board: Journal of Applied Linguistics (Thessaloniki);

Editorial Board: Discoss (Paris);

Editorial Board: Multilingua (Berlin);

Editorial Board: FINLANCE, Finnish Journal of Applied Linguistics (Jyvaskyla);

Editorial Board: Neuphilologische Mitteilungen (Helsinki);

Editorial Board: System (Oxford);

Coeditor: Jyvaskuyla Cross-Language Studies;

Reviews Editor: Applied Linguistics (Oxford), 1987-1989

Professionally Related Activities.

President, Finnish-British Society of Jyvaskyla, 1971-1976

Rector, Lahti Summer University, 1973-1975

Chairman of the Board, Language Centre for Finnish Universities 1974-1977,1979-1991

Organiser, Finnish Summer School of Linguistics, 1977-

Director, Department of English, University of Jyvaskyla, 1978-1995

Vice Dean, Faculty of the Humanities, University of Jyvaskyla, 1982

Board member, Finnish Union of University Professors, 1981-1982, 1994-

Prorector, Jyvaskyla Summer University, 1980-1985

Rector, Jyvaskyla Summer University, 1986-

Board member, Jyvaskyla College of Vocational Education, 1990-1997

Co-chairman, Commission for Contrastive Linguistics and Error Analysis, International Association of Applied Linguistics, 1978-

Honorary Secretary and Treasurer, Modern Language Society of Helsinki, 1965-1976

Vice-President, Finnish Association of Applied Linguistics, 1974, 1983-1989, 1996-

President, Finnish Association of Applied Linguistics, 1975-1982, 1990-1995

Member, International Committee, International Association of Applied Linguistics, 1975-1996

Member and Scientific Commissions Coordinator, Executive Bureau, International Association of Applied Linguistics, 1981-1984

Member and Publications Coordinator, Executive Bureau, International Association of Applied Linguistics, 1985-1987

Vice-President, International Association of Applied Linguistics, 1993-1996

Organiser, Courses in Management and Leadership in Higher Education, Continuing Education Centre, University of Jyvaskyla, 1985-

Board Member, European Second Language Association EUROSLA, 1990, 1992-1995

President, European Second Language Association EUROSLA, 1993-1995

Board Member, International Association of Applied Linguistics AILA, 1990-1996

President, Organizing Committee of the World Congress of Applied Linguistics AILA 96, 1992-1996

Chairman of the Board, National Institute for Educational Research, University of Jyvaskya, 1989-1991

Chairman of the Board, Continuing Education Centre, University of Jyvaskyla, 1990-1991

Member, Finland-European Communities ERASMUS Mixed Committee/Advisory Board, 1992-1994

Member, Languages in Higher Education Committee of the Sigma Network of European Universities, 1994-1996

Member, Executive Committee of the Erasmus Thematic Network on Languages, 1996-

Member, Executive Committee of the European Language Council, 1996-

Community Activities

President, Finnish-Polish Society of Central Finland, 1980-1993

Member, Union of Finnish-Polish Societies Union Council, 1984-1989

Member, Council for the Savings Bank of Central Finland, 1984-1993

Member, Council of Yla-Savo/Optia Savings Bank, 1995-

Member, Board for the Cultural Foundation of Central Finland, 1982-1991

Member, Board for the Jyvaskyla Arts Festival, 1984-1997 President, Jyvaskyla Arts Festival, 1992-1997
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