Members L-Z

Members of CoCoLaC: L to Z

Lotta Lehti

Areas of interest:

  • Discourse analysis and rhetoric
  • Digital communication
  • Ethos and argumentation
  • Hate speech, disinformation and fake identities
Lotta Lehti's latest publications
Riikka Länsisalmi

Areas of interest:

Japanese, sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, linguistic anthropology, Japanese language pedagogy

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Friederike Lüpke

Areas of interest:

Anthropological linguistics, sociolinguistics, language description and documentation, verbal argument structure, nominal classification, multilingualism research, Mande and Atlantic languages of West Africa in their multilingual ecologies, French in Africa

Friederike Lüpke's latest publications
Lauri Marjamäki

Areas of interest:

  • German
  • Historical linguistics
  • Syntax history
  • Typology of standard languages
  • History of grammaticography
Nora Muhonen

Areas of interest:

  • Didactics of French as a Foreign Language
  • Didactics of French for Business Purpose
  • Intercultural communication
  • Interaction
  • Politeness
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Language variation of French
Michael Möbius

Areas of interest:

  • Teaching German as a Foreign Language (i.e. methods and didactical issues of teaching an learning grammar in an online context)
  • Grammar (i.e. development of a feasable German grammar for online-studies)
  • Computer Assisted Language Learning (i.e. design of online courses and interactive grammar exercises on university level)
  • Error management culture (esp. in an online context)
Simo Määttä

Areas of interest:

  • Public service interpreting and translation
  • Hate speech and verbal aggression
  • Language and identity
Simo Määttä's latest publications:
Jari Nummi

Areas of interest:

the lyric of the Troubadours, Trouvères and Goliards.

Some Key-words: Old Occitan, Old French, Mediaeval Latin, Strophes printanières, Natureingang, Semantics, Renaissance of the 12th century.

Jari Nummi's latest publications:
Maria Paloheimo

Areas of interest:

  • foreign language acquisition, 
  • interlanguage,
  • French verb morphology and syntax,
  • variation in language acquisition
Maria Paloheimo's latest publications:
Pekka Posio

Areas of interests:

  • pragmatics and variation in Spanish and Portuguese
  • use of pronouns and other referential devices in spoken and written language
  • interrelations between language and gender
  • usage-based, functional linguistics. 
Pekka Posio's latest publications
Aida Presilla Strauss

Areas of interest:

My doctoral thesis consists in the critical edition of eighteenth-century Spanish manuscripts. I have selected two subcorpus of manuscripts from Colombeia, the archive by General Francisco de Miranda (1750-1816). Using the traditional philological method, I carry out a comparative study of Peninsular Spanish and Creole Spanish of the eighteenth century.

Mattia Retta

Areas of interest:

  • Applied linguistics
  • Language use in social media
  • Pragmatics
  • Critical discourse analysis
  • Language pedagogy
Patricia Ribeiro

Areas of in­terest:

  • Heritage Language acquisition and development
  • Language change
  • Language internal-variation
  • Language contact
  • Typological approaches to language contact
Ulrike Richter-Vapaatalo

Areas of interest:

German Philology, Contrastive Linguistics (Finnish-German), German as a Foreign Language, Multilingualism and Education, Phraseology, Translation Studies 

Ulrike Richter-Vapaatalo's latest publications:
Christian Rink

Areas of interest:

Inter- and transcultural literature, migration studies, narratology and collective memory/identity

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Yves Scherrer

Areas of interest:

  • Computational dialectology and dialectometry, both inquiry-based and corpus-based approaches
  • Machine translation and various types of text normalization
  • Annotation and annotation transfer for closely related language varieties and dialects
Yves Scherrer's latest publications
Petra Schirrmann

Areas of interest:

Radio play in Germany and in Finland, texts and production for different media, publications for different media, media in Germany,  literature and media, journalism in the U.S. and in Germany, E-learning, DLL (Deutsch Lehren Lernen), pedagogy.

Petra Schirrmann's latest publications:
Eeva Sippola

Areas of interest:

  • Language contact and contact languages in the Spanish-speaking world
  • Critical sociolinguistics and pragmatics
  • Descriptive linguistics and language documentation
  • Cross-linguistic comparison
Eeva Sippola's latest publications:
Elina Suomela-Härmä

Areas of interest:

  • Contemporary Italian (syntax, pragmatics)
  • Middle French (translations of Jean Lodé and Simon Bourgouin)
  • French and Italian philology

Keskeiset tutkimusintressit: nykyitalia (syntaksi, pragmatiikka), keskiranska (Jean Lodén ja Simon Bourgouinin käännökset), ranskalainen ja italialainen filologia.

Elina Suomela-Härmä's latest publications:
Ulla Tuomarla

Areas of interest:

Discourse analysis, expression of emotions, particularly hate speech in the context of computer mediated communication and social media. Reported speech and circulating discourses in the media. The relationship between written and oral communication, especially how media or fiction imitates oral discourse practices; dialogic discourse patterns in monological text production.

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