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University Lecturer, English, Classics and Multilingual Translation Studies
FT, dos.


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Areas of expertise

English grammar
English lexis
history of English
language contact
language specialist studies


I am a university lecturer at the School of Languages and Translation Studies, University of Turku, Finland,  and specialise in English language and linguistics. I earned my PhD at Turku, and I also hold the title of Docent in English Language, granted by Åbo Akademi University. In addition to teaching and research, my activities include work in various committees and research teams. I have previously worked as a lecturer, postdoctoral research fellow, project researcher and assistant at Turku, as a senior researcher at the University of Tampere, and as a part-time instructor at Åbo Akademi University. In addition to English (language, linguistics and literature) I have studied Scandinavian languages, general linguistics and university pedagogy.


Descriptive grammar

(English) linguistics

History of English

Degree programme for language specialists

BA, MA and PhD supervision

I have taught full-time at university from 2004 to 2012 and from 2016 to the present. I also have part-time teaching experience from 1996 onwards.


English historical linguistics, particularly Old to Middle English

Contact linguistics, particularly lexical borrowing and code-switching

Learning and teaching in Higher Education, particularly descriptive grammar

Grammar and lexis in the digital age, particularly variation online and off

I have worked as a full-time researcher at several points during my academic career. Research is also part of my work as a university lecturer.


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