On preservation and development of Estonian as a research language in anthropology – The role of the yearbooks of the Estonian Anthropometric Register (1998–2002) in it. Part III

  • Jaan Kasmel Centre for Physical Anthropology, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia
  • Tiiu Kasmel Centre for Physical Anthropology, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia
Keywords: Centre for Physical Anthropology at the University of Tartu, Yearbooks of the Estonian Anthropometric Register, Estonian as a research language in anthropology

Abstract

On 18 July 2018, the Centre for Physical Anthropology at the University of Tartu marked its 25th anniversary. The specialists of different research areas from whole Estonia who had gathered around the Centre also considered it necessary to preserve and develop Estonian as a research language in anthropology. When cooperation was established with the Estonian Anthropometric Register (founded in 1995), it became possible to publish the Estonianlanguage Yearbook of the Estonian Anthropometric Register (YEAR), the first of which was published in 1998, i.e. 20 years ago.

The article deals with the YEARs published in 1998–2002 – who were the authors who decided to publish their research papers on anthropology in Estonian in this serial, how many of them there were, in which towns and institutions they worked?

The first part of the overview briefly described the publications by anthropologists originating in Estonia, starting with publications in Latin and finishing with English as the main present-day language of research. Table 1 provided a general characterisation of the five yearbooks and Table 2 the distribution of the published articles according to the number of authors.

Tables 3–7 in the second part of the overview presented the distribution of articles over the years according to their first authors. Table 8 presented the distribution of authors between Tartu and Tallinn, and the institutions and their subunits in these towns according to the first authors of the articles.

Table 9 in the next, third part of the overview enables us to establish who were the researchers who participated in the YEARs as co-authors of the On preservation and development of Estonian as a research language in anthropology articles published in Estonian: at which article in which YEAR they were co-authors; their rank in the order of co-auth ors; at which institution or its subunit they worked at that time, and at how many articles in total they published as co-author in the five YEARs.

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Published
2018-10-16
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