Italian Philology – Textual Criticism (Italian) / Textual Bibliography – Italian Literature (16th and 19th centuries) – History of Italian language – History of Italian typography – History of religious dissidence in the 16th century.
Currently I am preparing the critical edition of Lodovico Domenichi’s letters and studying the correspondence in French and Italian between some Finnish Romanists and several Italian colleagues living at the beginning of the 20th century.
Contrastive medialinguistics, especially textlinguistics, international research project Styles of persuasion in Europe; Text understanding by native speakers and foreign language learners; Personal names and the forms they are used in German and Finnish; Idioms in German popular songs including rock lyrics
Construction grammar, grammaticalization, German syntax, German as a foreign language
Lexicography and Lexicology; Phraseology; Collocations; the relation between the lexicon and the grammar, Syntax and Semantics of light verb constructions
My current research interests include: 1) interaction of autistic preadolescents (prosody of speech, gaze behavior and understanding problems); 2) problems of pronunciation and features of foreign intonation as causes of understanding problems; 3) audio description (prosodic features), 4) speech-to-text interpreting (prosody vs. structure of the written target text), 5) telephone interpreting (understanding problems, repairs), 6) expatriate Finns’ speech (prosody of code-switchings), and 7) phonetic aspect of politeness.