Honkasalo Sami Petteri

School of Sciences and Humanities, Languages, Linguistics and Literatures
Assistant Professor

Sami Honkasalo is an Assistant Professor of Linguistics at the Department of Languages, Linguistics, and Literatures. He received his PhD in Linguistics from the University of Helsinki in 2019. He additionally holds a master’s degree in East Asian Studies from Yale University and a master’s degree in Linguistics from the University of Tokyo.

Dr. Honkasalo currently teaches courses on the sounds of the world’s languages and multilingualism. His research focuses on Gyalrongic languages of the Trans-Himalayan (Sino-Tibetan) language family and documentation of endangered languages, approaching linguistics from a functional-typological perspective. Dr. Honkasalo has extensive fieldwork experience from China, India, and South Africa. His current project focuses on creating a comprehensive descriptive grammar of Geshiza, an endangered language, for publication.