[lg policy] Happy Mikael Agricola's Day!
D.Sayers at SWANSEA.AC.UK
Tue Apr 9 15:41:41 UTC 2013
Gazing out of my window at Turku Cathedral has taken on a new meaning. I just learnt that today
Finland commemorates the founder of the written Finnish language (and Bishop of Turku), Mikael Agricola.
He also has his own commemorative €10 coin! http://goo.gl/3owiL
I'm only in Finland for a year, so I often feel like a bit of a tourist stumbling over this sort of
information. Do any other linguistic scholars around the world have their own day and/or coin??
Dr. Dave Sayers
Honorary Research Fellow, Arts & Humanities, Swansea University
Visiting Lecturer (2012-2013), Dept English, Åbo Akademi University
MA Dissertation Advisor, Laureate Online Education & University of Liverpool
dave.sayers at cantab.net
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