Hanna
Lantto
University Lecturer, Spanish
I am currently collaborating in the research project Equiling - Critical linguistic awareness and speaker agency: Action-research for sociolinguistic equity (https://www.equiling.eu/en/)

Contact

+358 29 450 3305
+358 50 328 8364
Koskenniemenkatu 4
20500
Turku

Areas of expertise

Basque
sociolinguistics
language contact
language ideologies
new speakers

Biography

I have been a University Lecturer at the University of Turku since August 2019. I studied Spanish Philology, Portuguese Philology and Finno-Ugric languages at the University of Helsinki and Basque in the University of Deusto, Bilbao. I taught Basque between 2005 and 2014 at the University of Helsinki, where I obtained my MA  in 2008 and PhD in 2015. From 2016 to 2019 I worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Eastern  with some periods as a visiting researcher at the University of Deusto, Bilbao.

Teaching

I teach a variety of courses: literature of the Spanish-speaking world, bilingualism and contact linguistics, code-switching, project laboratory, proseminar and bachelor's thesis, Spanish conversational skills for Freshmen students, academic writing, sociolinguistic reading circle, etc. I always like trying something new, so my teaching changes slightly every year.

Research

My research focuses on sociolinguistics, bilingualism and contact linguistics. I have published several studies on bilingual speech and on the effect of language ideologies on the language practices of Basque-Spanish bilinguals in the Basque Country.  My international research co-operation includes projects on new (non-native) speakers, language ideologies, and usage-based approaches to language contact. My recent research project focused on new speaker varieties, and on the language ideologies and attitudes in language contact situations, and currently I am starting a new research project on social change and variation in linguistic landscapes.

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