Tuomas Huumo

Tuomas Huumo is a leading international linguistic scholar in Finland who specializes in cognitive linguistics and the grammatical structure of the Finnish language. He has published his works in highest-ranking international journals of the discipline, including Linguistics, Cognitive Linguistics, Lingua and Journal of Linguistics. In 2014 he co-edited the volume “Partitive cases and related categories” (DeGruyter Mouton) with prof. Silvia Luraghi. He has been working as Professor of Finnish language at the University of Turku since 1999, and from 2006 to 2011 he was Visiting Professor of Finnish at the University of Tartu, Estonia. His current research topics include case marking with a special reference to the Finnish partitive case as a marker of quantificational and aspectual features; verbal and clausal aspect, semantics of Finnish local cases and adpositions, and the grammatical structure of temporal motion metaphors. He is the Principal Investigator in the research consortium Construal of Means and Time (COMET, Universities of Turku and Helsinki), funded by the Academy of Finland. In the PARTE project he focuses on the analysis of the Finnish partitive case and the interplay of the partitive with quantifiers and the repercussions of this to clause-level aspect.