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The Institute investigates contemporary Estonian, the history of the Estonian language, Estonian dialects and cognate Finno-Ugric languages.
The whole lexicographic work is based on corpus linguistics, lexical semantics and language technology.
The Institute aims to create a general framework for studying and developing the national language, for its cultivation, codification, and corpus-based lexical/linguistic monitoring and analysis. The Institute participates in the development of language policies in Estonia and the EU.