Kristiina Ross

On the birth of the thematic issue

First preface

Epp Annus

Affect, colonialism, nationalism and cultural studies

Second preface

Mari Sarv

Human science as national self-reflection

Third preface

Marek Tamm

Making the nations: A humanities point of view

Eneken Laanes

To be and to work as an Estonian

Anti Selart

Estonians’ own historical research

Helle Metslang

Is there a place for a nation in a linguist’s brain?

Karl Pajusalu

The contribution of the student members of the Mother Tongue Society to the Estonian national discourse in the early 1920s

Kadri Koreinik, Maarja Siiner, Kara Brown

Should the state be the only focus of language-policy research?

Märt Väljataga

Literary studies and the nation – sense and sensibility

Tiit Hennoste

Literature, science and nationality

Madis Arukask

Finno-Ugric kinship in the Estonian national image: A shared emotion or a fuzzy question?

Indrek Jääts, Marleen Metslaid

Estonian ethnography and Estonian nationalism

Liina Saarlo

Sovietisation as a preservative for Estonian national folkloristics

Elo-Hanna Seljamaa

Nationalism in the eyes of others

Leo Luks

Uncanny homecoming in Estonian literature

Kairit Tomson

The verb panema ‘put’ and its grammatical functions

Andres Andresen

A rivalry of two Estonian terms for Unitas Fratrum: vennastekogudus or vennastekogu(d)?

Reet Bender

On books and reading as reflected in Baltic German memoir literature

Aija Sakova

Ahasuerus’s testimony

A literary pilgrimage as a moral obligation in the novel Ahasveeruse uni /The Sleep of Ahasuerus/ (2001) by Ene Mihkelson

Andra Rumm

Responses to wh-questions in Estonian spoken interaction

Külli Prillop

What is the role of mora in Estonian?

Kairit Kaur

About the Baltic German reception of English poetry and drama, based on the Library of the Estonian Literary Society

Anu Pallas

Ado Grenzstein’s pursuit to launch a daily of his own

Katre Kaju

Marriage of a cleric and some anti-Catholic motifs in 17th-century poems for pastors’ weddings

Külli Prillop

Hidden changes in the prosodic structure of Estonian

Sirje Kupp-Sazonov

Do women and men really translate differently?

Four Estonian translations of A. Tolstoy’s story “The Golden Key, or the Adventures of Buratino”

Maria-Maren Linkgreim

Everything deserves to be observed and admired: an interview with Anna Verschik

Merili Metsvahi

The prologue of the ius primae noctis stereotype in Estonia

The relations between landlords and peasant girls as ­reflected in runo songs and in the works of German authors of the Enlightenment

Indrek Ojam

The changing meaning of the term ‘modernism’ in the Estonian literary space

A reconstruction

Liina Pärismaa

The forms chosen for the expression of negation in the 17th- and 18th-century North Estonian texts

Ann Veismann, Jane Klavan, Haldur Õim

Theoretical linguistics and quantitative methods

Virve-Anneli Vihman

A look at first language acquisition

Theoretical foundations and quantitative approaches

Liina Lindström, Maarja-Liisa Pilvik

Corpus-based quantitative dialectology

Mare Kitsnik

Estonian learner language development – how and why: addressing an interlanguage corpus

Mari Uusküla

List task and naming task as psycholinguistic methods

Advantages and pitfalls

Jane Klavan

Doing numbers and Cognitive Linguistics

Heiki-Jaan Kaalep

Place of statistics in a language model

Marge Käsper, Raili Marling

The shifting relationship between discourse analysis and quantification in the English- and French-language tradition

Mari Aigro

Quantitative shift in linguistics – an old discussion revived

Tiina Laansalu

Name transfer and its interpretation in Estonian toponymy

Peeter Olesk

Two colleagues sharing a common interest

Ülo Tedre (12. II 1928 – 9. III 2015). Heldur Niit (9. IX 1928 – 21. X 2010)

Vivian Siirman

Behind the tweets and beeps there is a person of flesh and blood

An interview with Eda Kalmre

Leo Luks

The pleasure(?) of thinking

Some insights into the essays by Hando Runnel

Carl Eric Simmul

The functions of des- and mata-converb constructions

Aare Pilv

An interview with the Undusk brothers (Jaan and Rein, scholars of literature)

Daniele Monticelli, Piret Peiker, Krista Mits

From Jamaica to Paris and back to Tartu again

On Lydia Koidula’s world­view and adaptation strategies in the light of her German examples

Margit Langemets, Mai Tiits, Udo Uibo, Tiia Valdre, Piret Voll

Estonian lexis revisited

The Dictionary of Estonian 2018

Maarja Hollo

From trauma to novel

The genre, poetics and historical background of Salme Ekbaum’s novel Ristitants (Dancing around the Cross)


Enn Ernits

On the etymology of the stronghold names Agelinde and Kedipiv

Lembit Vaba

roobas – a word describing the condition of ancient roads

Tõnu Tender

Some words of a criminal background (slang) in the Estonian standard language: ment and parask


Aksel Tamm, Mart Meri, Joel Sang

On the 60th anniversary of Keel ja Kirjandus: addresses by three ­former editors-in-chief – Aksel Tamm, Mart Meri and Joel Sang

Johanna Ross

Philology is gone, national focus is gone. What ­r­emains? Keel ja Kirjandus 60

Joel Sang

What is poetry?


Kristi Metste

“...until Death put a period to his life”

Pastor Hollmann’s speech at Friedrich Robert Faehlmann’s grave

Sirje Olesk

Koidula’s letters

An unborn publication


Tiina Kirss

Culture or the Universe? Review of a collection of essays on the methodology of cultural studies

Kuidas uurida kultuuri? Kultuuriteaduste metodoloogia. Koostanud Marek Tamm. Gigantum humeris. Tallinn: Tallinna Ülikooli Kirjastus, 2016

Mart Velsker

Bits and pieces: a review of Kalju Kruusa’s poetry collection

Kruusa Kalju. Ühe inimese elu (pooleli). Valitud luuletusi. Tallinn: Kirimiri, 2017

Pille-Riin Larm

The meaning of Koidula: a review of M. Salupere’s comprehensive biography of the first great Estonian poetess

Malle Salupere. Koidula. Ajastu taustal, kaasteeliste keskel. Tänapäev, 2017

Erkki Luuk

In general: a review of the Estonian translation of Ferdinand de Saussure’s “Course in general linguistics”

Ferdinand de Saussure. Üldkeeleteaduse kursus. Tlk Tiit Kuuskmäe. (Avatud Eesti Raamat.) Tallinn: Varrak, 2017

Jaan Ross

A doctoral thesis on emotions in Estonian speech

Kairi Tamuri. Basic emotions in read Estonian speech: acoustic ana­lysis and modelling. (Dissertationes philologiae Estonicae Universitatis Tartuensis 39.) Tartu: University of Tartu Press, 2017

Brita Melts, Mall Jõgi, Vivian Siirman


Joosep Susi

Simple yet complex poetry

Hasso Krull. Kandsime redelit kaasas. 40 luuletust. Tartu: Kaksikhammas, 2017

Maarja Vaino

Nothing less than the fate of the world

Mihkel Mutt. Õhtumaa Eesti II. Sotsiaalpoliitilist esseistikat. Tallinn: Fabian, 2017

Arne Merilai

Literature and intermediality

Kirjanduse intermeedialisus / Intermediality of literature. (Philologia Estonica Tallinnensis 2 (2017). Tallinn: Tallinna Ülikooli Kirjastus, 2017

Meeli Sedrik

Vernacular stories from Risti and Harju-Madise

Evi Juhkam. Loode-Eesti murdelood. Risti ja Harju-Madise. (Valimik murdetekste IX.) Tallinn: EKSA, 2017

Peeter Sauter

Everything can be handled with equal ease, sympathy and attention

Pille Õnnepalu. rääkimine vaikimine nutmine: vabaduse seletamatu ilu. Tartu: Henrik

Jaak Tomberg

The ponderous work of describing, establishing, and easing burdens

Andrus Org. Eesti ulmekirjanduse žanrid ja nende poeetika. (Dissertationes litterarum et contemplationis comparativae Universitatis Tartuensis 16.) Tartu: Tartu Ülikooli Kirjastus

Mati Laur

Another addendum to the research on cultural relations between Germany and the Baltics

Baltisch-deutsche Kulturbeziehungen vom 16. bis 19. Jahrhundert. Medien – Institutionen – Akteure. 1. kd: Zwischen Reformation und Aufklärung (Akademiekonferenzen 28.) Koost R. Bičevskis, J. Eickmeyer, A. Levans, A. Schaper, B. Spiekermann, I. Walter

Lembit Vaba

A dictionary of interest for students of linguistic enclaves

Sarmīte Balode, Ilga Jansone. Kalnienas izloksnes vārdnīca 1–2. Rīga: LU Latviešu valodas institūts, 2017. 1. kd 648 lk, 2. kd 720 lk

Leo Luks

Lack of personal freshness: on a collection of Estonian young literature

Kivipilvede all. Tekste Värskest Rõhust 2005–2017. Koostanud Carolina Pihelgas. SA Kultuurileht, 2017

Martin Ehala

A view of Western Soviet studies from the West of the USSR

Epp Annus. Soviet Postcolonial Studies. A View from the Western Borderlands. London–New York: Routledge, 2018

Tanel Pern

Culture is about meaning

Rein Raud. Tähenduste keeris. Tervikliku kultuuriteooria visand. Tallinn: Tallinna Ülikooli Kirjastus, 2017

Maimu Berg

The 19th-century bridge-builders between Finland and Estonia

Seppo Zetterberg. Rändajad Soome sillal. Kontaktid üle Soome lahe 19. sajandil. Soome keelest tõlkinud Sirje Olesk. Tallinn: Varrak, 2017

Kaisa Häkkinen

Estonian lexical developments on the border of East and West

Sven-Erik Soosaar. Eesti keele kultuursõnavara arengujooni − eesti keel kui piirikeel. (Dissertationes philologiae Estonicae Universitatis Tartuensis 40.) Tartu: Tartu Ülikooli Kirjastus, 2017

Mall Jõgi, Vivian Siirman, Brita Melts, Maria-Maren Linkgreim, Johanna Ross


Elle-Mari Talivee

Serafima and Hariton

Vahur Afanasjev. Serafima ja Bogdan. Tartu: Vemsa, 2017

Marja Unt

A reader’s pilgrimage and a critic’s toil

Mudlum. Ümberjutustaja. Tartu: Elusamus, 2017

Rein Veidemann

Ljubov Kisseljova’s magnum opus

Ljubov Kisseljova. Eesti-vene kultuuriruum. Vene keelest tõlkinud Malle Salupere, Mall Jõgi, Silvi Salupere. Tõlke redigeerija Silvi Salupere. Tartu: Tartu Ülikooli Kirjastus, 2017

Kristiina Ross

A convincing dissertation

Marju Lepajõe. Pastorid ja kirjakultuur: kristliku humanismi variatsioonidest Eesti- ja Liivi­maal XVII sajandi esimesel poolel. (Dissertationes theologiae Uni­versitatis Tartuensis 34.) Tartu: Tartu Ülikooli Kirjastus, 2018

Reili Argus

A new, more thorough and modern view of Estonian syntax

Eesti keele süntaks. Toimetanud Mati Erelt, Helle Metslang. (Eesti keele varamu III.) Tartu: Tartu Ülikooli Kirjastus, 2017

Sven-Erik Soosaar

What is the language of bones and sherds?

Valter Lang. Läänemeresoome tulemised. (Muinasaja teadus 28.) Tartu: Tartu Ülikooli Kirjastus, 2018

Andrei Hvostov

Loving the Republic – and oneself

Minu elu ja ­armastus. Eesti rahva elulood. Kahes köites. Koostajad Rutt Hinrikus ja Tiina Ann Kirss. Tallinn­–Tartu: Tänapäev, Eesti Kirjandusmuuseum, 2018

Daniele Monticelli

Collective identity between theory and practice

Martin Ehala. Identiteedimärgid. Ühtekuuluvuse anatoo­mia. Tallinn: Künnimees, 2018

Tõnis Parksepp

An innocent book

Rein Raud. Kell ja haamer. Tallinn: Mustvalge Kirjastus, 2017

Janika Kronberg

A rare ”pekka” – the Lilja

Pekka Lilja. Koos lahus. Uurimusi ja kriitikat eesti ja soome kirjandusest. Koostanud P. Lilja, Mart Velsker. (Studia litteraria Estonica 19.) Tõlkinud Ene Kaaber, Andres Langemets, Margit Langemets, Heldur Niit, Ele Süvalep, Linda Uustalu, Eva Velsker jt

Küllo Arjakas

Jaan Tõnisson’s letters to Oskar Kallas as a friend and equal

Jaan Tõnissoni kirjad Oskar Kallasele 1891–1936. Tartu: Ilmamaa, 2018

Enn Ernits

Chudes and the Sami

Hans-Hermann Bartens. ­Tschuden und andere Feinde in der saamischen Erzähltradition. (Folklore Fellow’s Communications 312.) Helsinki: Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia, 2017

Margit Tintso

There are (more) things in the night

Carolina Pihelgas. Pimeduse pisiasjad. Kaksikhammas, 2017

Berk Vaher

A hunch of daring

Aija Sakova. Valu, mälu, kirjandus. Kirjanduskriitikat ja vestlusi aastatest 2004–2017. Tallinn: EKSA, 2017

Mall Jõgi

Found and lost in translation

Стратегии nеревода и государственный контроль. Translation Strategies and State Control. (Acta Slavica Esto-nica IX.) Труды по русской и славянской филологии. Литературоведение. Tartu: University of Tartu Press, 2017

Elo-Hanna Seljamaa

A different collection of folk calendar tradition, with the focus on Virumaa

Mall Hiiemäe. Virumaa kalendripärimus. Eesti Kirjandusmuuseum, Eesti Rahvaluule Arhiiv. Tartu–Rakvere: EKM Teaduskirjastus, 2018

Paul Kokla

Back home from a violent exile

Raimo Pullat. Tallinna arhiivi tagasitoomisest Saksamaalt. Tallinn: Estopol, 2018

Renate Pajusalu

A doctoral dissertation by an experienced language teacher on the acquisition of Estonian and its grammatical constructions

Mare Kitsnik. Iga asi omal ajal: eesti keele B1- ja B2-taseme verbikonstruktsioonid keeleoskuse arengu näitajana. (Humanitaarteaduste dissertatsioonid 43.) Tallinn: Tallinna Ülikool, 2018

Mart Velsker

A “silent avant-garde”

Priit Kruus. Vaikne avangard. Eesti noorkirjanike rühmituste laine ja uue meedia kooslused: Era­konnast ZA/UM-ini. (Tallinna Ülikool. Humanitaarteaduste dissertatsioonid 44.) Tallinn: Tal-linna Ülikool, 2018

Rebekka Lotman

A stranger to oneself: the ravines in Marie Heiberg’s soulscape

Marie Heiberg. Õnnetäht. Uudis- ja mõistujutud. Tartu: Ilmamaa; Marie Heiberg. Rändaja tütarlaps. Tartu: Ilmamaa, 2017

Andreas Kalkun

The Seto tradition and traces of ancient Slavs in the Museum of Man in Paris

Inimese Muuseumi ekspeditsioonid Eestisse: Boris Vilde ja Leonid Zurov Setomaal (1937–1938). (Seto Instituudi toimetised 2.) Koostanud ja toimetanud Tatiana Benfoughal, Olga Fišman, Heiki Valk. Tartu: Tartu Ülikool; Seto Instituut, 2017

Lembit Vaba

Estonian names among the family names of Latgale

Ilmārs Mežs. Latviešu uzvārdi arhīvu materiālos. Latgale. Rīga: Latviešu valodas aģentūra, 2017

Johanna Ross, Brita Melts, Mall Jõgi, Vivian Siirman, Janika Kronberg



Tiina Laansalu, Sven-Erik Soosaar

The first decade of Finno-Ugric seminars held at the Institute of the Estonian language: a retrospective

Peeter Olesk

A large chapter of Indo-European studies

In memoriam Vyacheslav Vsevolodovich Ivanov (21 August 1929 – 7 October 2017)

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Toomas Haug

Casus Mustelae nivalis

Endel Nirki mäletades (15. XII 1925 – 15. IV 2018)

Raimo Raag

The Institute of Estonian Language and Literature by Sweden

Paul Laan 90

Jaan Kaplinski

In Memoriam Hellar Grabbi (22.09.1929 – 28.07.2018)

Pille Kippar

In memoriam Isidor Levin (20. IX 1919 – 24. VII 2018)

Arvo Valton

Rahvusest – Mai Bereczkit mälestades (27. II 1929 – 31. VII 2018)

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Jaan Ross

Viennese and Berlin recordings

Sound recordings from prisoner-of-war camps of World War I

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