Funded Projects at the SLT

On-going projects

International funding

Funding source: The Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation, M12-0137:1
Researchers: PI Camilla Wide, Alexandra Axén, Laura Grönroos
Partners: Stockholm university (PI, program leader: Catrin Norrby), Institute for Language and Folklore Gothenburg (PI: Jenny Nilsson), University of Helsinki (PI: Jan Lindström)

Social media from Nordic to global contexts: Digital data, methods and analyses

Funding source: The joint committee for Nordic Research Council in the humanities and social sciences (NOS-HS)
Researchrs: Marjut Johansson,
Partners: Kristy Beers Fägersten (Södertörn University, Sweden) , Marianne Rathje (University of Southern Denmark, Odense)


National funding:

Construal of Means and Time (2015‒2019)
Funding source: The Academy of

Out of the Ordinary: Challenging Commonplace. Concepts in Anglophone Literature?
Funding  source : The Academy of Finland (2013-2017)

ArkiSyn Database of Finnish Conversational Discourse (2013–2016)
Funding source: The
Kone Foundation

Finnish Internet as a Language Resource (2012–2016)
Funding source: The
Kone Foundation

Veronika Laippala & Aki-Juhani Kyröläinen (School of languages and translation studies)
Filip Ginter, Juhani Luotolahti, Jenna Kanerva & Tapio Salakoski (Department of Information technology)
Turku BioNLP Group is an interdisciplinary research group combining linguistics, Natural Language Processing (NLP), information technology as well as health informatics and bioinformatics. Our research topics include the development of computational and natural language processing methods as well as their application both to linguistics and other humanities and to technical and health-related fields.

Past projects

Funding source: The European Commission, Project nr. 504737-LLP-1-2009-1-FI-KA2-KA2NW
Coordinator: Professor Yves Gambier, Paula Hietarinta
Funding source: The European Commission/Marie Curie, Project nr. FP7-People-2010-ITN-263954-TIME
Researchers: Reine Meylaerts (Coordinator), Anthony Pym, Yves Gambier, Christina Schaeffner, Dirk Delabastita, Andrew Chesterman, Myriam Witvrouw, Carlos Teixeira, Sara Ramos Pinto, Marta Miquel-Iriarte, Gabriel González Núñez, Esmaeil Haddadian-Moghaddam, Wine Tesseur
Language learning and social media: 6 key languages (2010-2012)
Founding source: The European Commission, Project number: 505107-LLP-1-2009-1-LU-KA2-KA2NW
Research leader: Prof. Charles Marx, University of Luxembourg
Project leader: Katerina Zuru, University of Luxembourg
Research team from UTU: Fred Dervin, Eija Suomela-Salmi, Mari Sares, Minghui Gao, Satu Koistinen, Nora Laakso, Virpi Kapanen, Siiri-Maija Heino
Subject expression in Finnish and other Finnic languages (2011–2014)
Funding source: The Academy of Finland
Principal investigator: Marja-Liisa Helasvuo
Researchers: Milja Väänänen, Liina Lindström, Merlijn de Smit, Aki-Juhani Kyröläinen, Helen Plado, Mari Nikonen
Collaborators: Robert Englebretson (Rice University, USA), Marjatta Palander (University of Eastern Finland), Anneli Sarhimaa (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Germany), Catherine E. Travis (Australian National University), Maria Vilkuna (Institute for the languages of Finland)

Political media discourse: genre transformations and hybrities (2009‒2010)

Funding source: Academy of Finland (Senior scientist)
Principal investigator : Marjut Johansson

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