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Marja-Liisa
Helasvuo
Professor, Finnish Language and Finno-Ugric Languages
Professor

Contact

+358 29 450 2802
+358 46 923 3816
Hämeenkatu 1 A 14

Areas of expertise

Professor of Finnish language
interactional linguistics
syntax
spoken discourse
interactions with aphasic speakers
language acquisition
digital interaction
computer-mediated communication
usage-based linguistics, discourse-functional linguistics

Biography

Marja-Liisa Helasvuo received her MA in Finnish language at the University of Helsinki and PhD in linguistics at the University of California Santa Barbara (1997). Since 2005, she has worked as a professor of Finnish language at the University of Turku.

Teaching

Finnish grammar; discourse and interaction; interactional linguistics; digital interaction

Research

Marja-Liisa Helasvuo's research interests lie in the area of interactional linguistics where she has focused on the relationship between syntax and conversational organization. She is the author of Syntax in the Making (Benjamins, 2001) as well as numerous research articles. She is the co-editor of Grammar from the Human Perspective (together with Lyle Campbell, Benjamins, 2006), Discourses in interaction (together with Marjut Johansson, Mia Raitaniemi and Sanna-Kaisa Tanskanen, Benjamins, 2010) and ) and Subjects in constructions: canonical and non-canonical (together with Tuomas Huumo, Benjamins, 2015). She has co-edited a special issue on Discourse participants in interaction (together with Robert Englebretson, J of Pragmatics, 2014) and on Units in responsive turns (together with Elise Kärkkäinen and Tomoko Endo, J of Pragmatics, 2017).

Publications

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Units in responsive turns (2017)

Journal of Pragmatics
Helasvuo Marja-Liisa, Endo Tomoko, Kärkkäinen Elise
(B1 Kirjoitus tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä)