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Socio-cultural Reality and Language Practices in Late Modern England


Contact information:

Mail: Department of English, P.O.Box 24, 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland.

Email:, (for Pahta).

SoReaL Members

SoReaL was the research constellation of four scholars originally working at the Department of English; we were also all members of the Centre of Excellence for the Study of Variation, Contacts and Change in English (VARIENG). Päivi Pahta was the administrative leader of the project.

Minna Nevala (page at VARIENG)
Dr Minna Nevala is currently a postdoctoral researcher funded by the Academy of Finland and working at VARIENG.

Arja Nurmi (page at VARIENG)
Dr Arja Nurmi is currently an Academy of Finland Research Fellow and working at VARIENG.

Päivi Pahta (page at VARIENG)
Dr Päivi Pahta is professor of English at the University of Tampere and a collaborating scholar at VARIENG.

Minna Palander-Collin (page at Helsinki Collegium; page at VARIENG)
Dr Minna Palander-Collin is currently a fellow at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies.

SoReaL was also joined by a post-graduate student, partially funded by SoReaL in 2007-2008.

Anni Sairio (page at VARIENG)
Anni Sairio finished her PhD thesis in 2009, and is currently on maternity leave.