Camilla Wide profile picture
Professor, Scandinavian Languages
FT (PhD)


+358 29 450 2881
+358 50 525 8629
Kaivokatu 12

Areas of expertise

Scandinavian Languages (Swedish, Finland Swedish, Icelandic)
Spoken Language
Interactional Linguistics
Institutional Discourse
Construction Grammar, Variational Pragmatics
Computer-mediated Communication


Camilla Wide has been Professor of Scandinavian Languages at the University of Turku since 2010. Before that she held a position as senior lecturer at the University of Helsinki (2006–2009), where she completed her PhD in 2003 and her MA studies in 1994. Camilla Wide also has a B.Phil.Isl.-degree from the University of Iceland (1993),  where she studied in 1991–1993, and an honorary High school diploma from Clovis West High School (1985), where she was an exchange student in 1984–1985.

In 2003–2006 Camilla Wide coordinated a research project at the Society for Swedish literature in Finland and in 2006–2009 she had funding for a post doc-project from the Academy of Finland. She has participated in several Scandinavian research projects and networks (NORMS, ScanDiaSyn, N'CLAV). At the moment she is the leader of the Turku part of a large binational research program financed by Riksbankens jubileumsfond in Sweden (2013–2020).

Camilla Wide is the Deputy chairman of the Scholarly board at the Society for Swedish Literature in Finland since 2017 and the Chairman of the Linguistics board since 2008. She is also member of the board of the Federation of Scholarly Societies in Finland (2018–2020) and the linguistics panel at Publication Forum. 


Finland Swedish; Spoken language; Interactional linguistics; Grammar; Methodology; Supervision


Camilla Wide's research interests cover different aspects of spoken language, grammar and discourse. During the last few years she has been focusing on pragmatic routines, such as address practices. She is the co-editor of Address Practice as Social Action (Norrby & Wide 2015). 

On-going projects:
Camilla Wide also has expertise in construction grammar, dialect syntax and historical linguistics. She is the co-editor of the volumes Constructions in Finland-Swedish Syntax (Wide & Lyngfelt 2009, in Swedish), Language in History – History in Language (Lehti-Eklund, Wide, Tiisala & Lamberg 2009, in Swedish), Nordic Languages and Linguistic Typology (Eriksen & Wide 2011) and Swedish Constructions (Lyngfelt & Wide 2014).


Sort by: