Raimo Aulis Anttila
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Raimo Aulis Anttila
Raimo Aulis Anttila
Academic work
DisciplineComparative Linguistics
Main interests

Raimo Aulis Anttila (born 1935) is a Finnish linguist who is Professor Emeritus of Indo-European Linguistics at the University of California, Los Angeles.


Raimo Aulis Anttila was born in Finland in 1935. He was Professor of Comparative Linguistics at the University of Helsinki from 1971 to 1976. He was appointed Professor of Indo-European Linguistics at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1976. Anttila is also an authority on Finno-Ugric languages. Along with Marija Gimbutas and Edgar C. Polomé and Roger Pearson, Anttila was a co-founder of the Journal of Indo-European Studies, and was a member of its Editorial Committee in the 1970s. Anttila was elected a Corresponding Member of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters in 1995. Anttila has now retired from UCLA as Professor Emeritus.

Selected works

  • Field theory of meaning and semantic change., 1992
  • Change and metatheory at the beginning of the 1990s: the primacy of history, 1993
  • Pattern explanation and etymology: collateral evidence and Estonian kolle 'hearth', and related words., 1995


  • "Raimo Anttila". University of California, Los Angeles. Retrieved 2020.

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