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Name: Klaus  Laalo
Institution: Tampere University
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State and/or Country: Finland   
Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Specialty: Morphology, Child Language
Subject Language(s): Finnish
Language Family(ies): Finno-Ugric
Selected Publications: * Diminutives in Finnish child-directed and child speech: morphopragmatic and
morphophonemic aspects. – Psychology of Language and Communication 2/2001 p.
71 – 80.
* Early verb development in Finnish: a preliminary approach to miniparadigms.
–In: Development of Verb Inflection in First Language Acquisition: A
Cross-Linguistic Perspective. Studies on Language Acquisition 21: 323 – 350.
Ed. Dagmar Bittner, Wolfgang U. Dressler & Marianne Kilani-Schoch. Mouton de
Gruyter, Berlin/New York 2003.
* Acquisition of case in Finnish: a preliminary overwiev. – In: Pre- and
Protomorphology: early phases of morphological development in nouns and verbs.
Ed. Maria Voeikova & Wolfgang U. Dressler. Lincom Studies in Theoretical
Linguistics 29: 83 – 103. Lincom Europa, München 2002.
* The tendency to trochaic word-forms in Finnish child language. – Congressus
nonus internationalis fenno-ugristarum 7. – 13. 8. 2000 Tartu, Pars V: 209 –
214. Tartu 2001.
Courses Taught: Morphology of Finnish, Child Language Research, History of Finnish Language

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