Petition for KOTUS

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Tue Nov 18 2008 - 08:13:13 CST

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    Forwarded on behalf of concerned Uralicists.

    Dear Colleagues,

    The Finnish Ministry of Education is planning extensive cuts to the
    funding of the Research Institute for the Languages of Finland
    ("Kotus", This would force Kotus to cut down its
    personnel by one third by 2015, which would endanger many important
    functions and make the initiation of new projects practically

    Many concerned colleagues and other citizens (by now, more than 1200)
    have already signed a group petition for Kotus now available (in
    Finnish and Swedish) at . If you
    read Finnish or Swedish and feel concerned for Kotus and its services
    (such as the corpus server or the new online version of
    the Finnish grammar "Iso suomen kielioppi" at
      ), please visit the link and consider signing.


    Univ.-Prof. Dr. Johanna Laakso
    Universität Wien
    EVSL Abteilung Finno-Ugristik
    Campus AAKH Spitalg. 2-4 Hof 7
    A-1090 Wien ||
    If your Finnish isn't all that great, scroll down to the bottom.  
    Etunimi is your first name, Sukunimi is your family name, Paikkakunta  
    is your locality, Kyllä indicates Yes you support the petition, and  
    Allekirjoita adressi is the button you push to register your support.

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