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Valter Tauli. His Life and Linguistic and Language Planning Activities; 296-301

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Raimo Raag

Valter Tauli is one of the internationally best known Estonian linguists, renowned, in the first place, for being one of the founding fathers of the sociolinguistic subdiscipline of language planning. He defended his doctor’s thesis ”Phonological Tendencies in Estonian” at Lund University, in 1956, and in 1962, was employed as senior lecturer (docent) in Estonian at Uppsala whence retiring in 1973. The main thread in V. Tauli’s scholarly activities is language planning, as manifested in, inter alia, his first monograph ”Õigekeelsuse ja keelekorralduse põhimõtted ja meetodid” (1938), and in ”Introduction to a Theory of Language Planning” (1968; in English and Estonian). In several articles he introduced the Estonian language reform of the early 20th century to the international scholarly public. Besides his devotion to language planning in general and Estonian language reform in particular, he took great interest in structural tendencies of languages, published the first frequency dictionary of Estonian (in 1964) and wrote a grammar of Standard Estonian (two volumes; in Estonian and English), descriptive in its angle of approach, but also containing several proposals for changing the norms of the standard language. V. Tauli published more than one hundred scholarly works in English, Estonian, German, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Finnish, and Hungarian.

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Tauli, V. 1938, Õigekeelsuse ja keelekorralduse põhimõtted ja meetodid, Tartu (Akadeemilise Emakeele Seltsi toimetised 17).

Tauli, V. 1955, On Foreign Contacts of the Uralic Languages. - UAJb. 27, 7-51.

Tauli, V. 1956a, Phonological Tendencies in Estonian, København (Det Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskab. Historisk-filologiske Meddelelser, bind 36, nr. 1).

Tauli, V. 1956b, On the Origin of Verb. - UAJb. 28, 138-144.

Tauli, V. 1956c, The Origin of Affixes. - FUF XXXII, 170-225.

Tauli, V. 1958, The Structural Tendencies of Languages, Helsinki.

Tauli, V. 1964, Word Index to August MälkÕs Tee kaevule I. August Mälgu Tee kaevule 1. Sõnaloend, Uppsala.

Tauli, V. 1965, Johannes AavikÕs Language Reform 1912-1962. - Estonian Poetry and Language. Studies in Honor of Ants Oras, Stockholm, 106-124.

Tauli, V. 1966, Structural Tendencies in Uralic Languages. The Structural Tendencies of Languages II, Bloomington-The Hague (UAS 17).

Tauli, V. 1968a, Introduction to a Theory of Language Planning, Uppsala (Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis. Studia Philologiae Scandinavicae Upsaliensia 6).

Tauli, V. 1968b, Keelekorralduse alused, Stockholm.

Tauli, V. 1968c, On Quantity and Stress in Estonian. - CIFU II, 524-529.

Tauli, V. 1972, Eesti grammatika 1. Hääliku-, vormi- ja sõnaõpetus, Upsala.

Tauli, V. 1973a, Standard Estonian Grammar. Part 1. Phonology, Morphology, Word-Formation, Uppsala (Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis. Studia Uralica et Altaica Upsaliensia 8).

Tauli, V. 1973b, Quantity and Accent in Estonian. - Commentationes Fenno-Ugricae in honorem Erkki Itkonen sexagenarii die XXI mensis aprilis MCMLXXIII, Helsinki (MSFOu 150), 58-66.

Tauli, V. 1980, Eesti grammatika 2. Lauseõpetus, Upsala.

Tauli, V. 1982a, Johannes Aaviku keeleuuendus. Kriitiline ülevaade, Stockholm.

Tauli, V. 1982b, The Future Paradigm of Linguistics. - Proceedings of the XIIIth International Congress of Linguists, Tokyo August 29-September 4, 1982, Tokyo, 888-891.

Tauli, V. 1983, Standard Estonian Grammar. Part 2. Syntax, Uppsala (Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis. Studia Uralica et Altaica Upsaliensia 14).

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Tauli, V. 1984b, Is the Structural Change of Languages Really Predestined? - UAJb. Neue Folge, Band 4, 25-35.

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