The ELFA project

Contact information

Department of Modern Languages
English Philology
P.O. Box 24 (Unioninkatu 40 B)
FI-00014 University of Helsinki
Finland

Project director:

Professor Anna Mauranen
Vice-rector
University of Helsinki
anna.mauranen(at)helsinki.fi

Researchers:

Ray Carey
University of Helsinki
ray.carey(at)helsinki.fi

Netta Hirvensalo
University of Helsinki
netta.hirvensalo(at)helsinki.fi

Dr. Niina Hynninen
University of Helsinki
niina.hynninen(at)helsinki.fi

Totti Itkonen
University of Helsinki
totti.itkonen(at)helsinki.fi

Kaisa Pietikäinen
University of Helsinki
kaisa.pietikainen(at)helsinki.fi

Maria Metsä-Ketelä
University of Tampere
maria.metsa-ketela(at)uta.fi

Hanna-Mari Pienimäki
University of Helsinki
hanna-mari.pienimaki(at)helsinki.fi

Dr. Diane Pilkinton-Pihko
Aalto University School of Science and University of Helsinki
diane.pilkinton-pihko(at)aalto.fi

Dr. Elina Ranta
University of Tampere
elina_ranta(at)hotmail.com

Dr. Anna Solin
University of Helsinki
anna.solin(at)helsinki.fi

Dr. Jaana Suviniitty
Aalto University School of Chemical Technology and University of Helsinki
jaana.suviniitty(at)aalto.fi

Svetlana Vetchinnikova
University of Helsinki
svetlana.vetchinnikova(at)helsinki.fi

Current master's students:

Jani Ahtiainen
University of Helsinki
jani.ahtiainen(at)helsinki.fi

Hiromi Ukonmaanaho
University of Helsinki
hiromi.ukonmaanaho(at)helsinki.fi

News

  • For research blogging on ELF, see the ELFA project blog.
  • Anna Mauranen has published a chapter on academic ELF in New Frontiers in Teaching and Learning English, edited by Paola Vettorel (Cambridge Scholars).
  • An intensive course on ELF is offered by researchers from the ELFA project in the Helsinki Summer School, Aug. 4–20, 2015. For description of the course, see the ELFA blog.
  • Niina Hynninen has published an article in the Journal of English as a Lingua Franca 3(2) entitled "The Common European Framework of Reference from the perspective of English as a lingua franca: What we can learn from a focus on language regulation".
  • Svetlana Vetchinnikova has defended her PhD thesis, Second language lexis and the idiom principle. Read the abstract and download the full text from Helsinki's E-thesis service.
  • Maria Kuteeva & Anna Mauranen have edited a special issue of the Journal of English for Academic Purposes 13: Writing for publication in multilingual contexts. Find their introduction here.
  • Kaisa Pietikäinen has published an article entitled ELF couples and automatic code-switching in the Journal of English as a Lingua Franca 3(1).