Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2015
    Tallinn University, School of Humanities, Professor

  • 2011 – 2015
    Tallinn University, Institute of Estonian Language and Culture, Professor of Estonian Language

  • 2009 – 2012
    Tallinn University, Institute of Estonian Language and Culture, director

  • 2009 – 2010
    Tallinn University, Institute of Estonian Language and Culture, associate professor

  • 2008
    Tallinn University, Institute of Estonian Language and Culture, lecturer

  • 2002 – 2007
    Tallinn University, Faculty of Philology, Department of Estonian Philology, Lecturer

Selected publications

  • Argus, Reili (2021). Acquisition of requests in Estonian. In: Ursula Stephany; Ayhan Aksu-Koç (Ed.). Development of Modality in First Language Acquisition: A Cross-Linguistic Perspective (347−378). Berlin/Boston : De Gruyter Mouton . (Studies on Language Acquisition).

  • Argus, Reili (2021). Acquisition of noun and verb derivation in Estonian. In: Veronika Mattes, Sabine Sommer-Lolei, Katharina Korecky-Kroll, Wolfgang U. Dressler (Ed.). The Acquisition of Derivational Morphology. A cross-linguistic perspective. John Benjamins publishing Company [forthcoming].

  • Dressler, Wolfgang U.; Sommer-Lolei, Sabine; Korecky-Kröll, Katharina; Argus, Reili; Dabašinskiene, Ineta; Kamandulyte-Melfeldiene, Laura; Johansen-Ijäs, Johanna; Kazakovskaya, Victoria; Laalo, Klaus; Thomadaki, Evangelia. (2019). First-language acquisition of synthetic compoundsin Estonian, Finnish, German, Greek, Lithuanian, Russian and Saami. Morphology, 29, 3, 409−429. DOI: 10.1007/s11525-019-09339-0.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • COST A33. Cross-linguistically robust stages of children's linguistic performance. Comenius. "Friendly Resources for Playful Speech Therapy , 2009 – 2012

  • National Program: Estonian Language and Culture in the Digital Age (EKKD). Data and corpora of Estonian children and youth multilingual communication", (PI Anna Verschik), 2019 – 2021

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the Executive Committee of the IASCL, since 2017

  • Member of the SOCIETAS LINGUISTICA EUROPAEA, since 2015

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • Married, two children


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