Meet people related to the ELFA project.
Anna Mauranen

Project director

Prof. Anna Mauranen is Professor of English. She has directed the compilation of the spoken ELFA corpus and the written WrELFA corpus of academic ELF. Her latest book, Exploring ELF: Academic English shaped by non-native speakers (2012), reports her findings from the ELFA corpus.

Elina Ranta

Elina Ranta (University of Tampere) draws on data from the ELFA corpus in her PhD thesis, Universals in a Universal Language? – Exploring Verb-Syntactic Features in English as a Lingua Franca (2013). It is available online as a TamPub E-thesis.

Niina Hynninen

Niina Hynninen conducts research in language regulation in ELF. Her PhD thesis, Language Regulation in English as a Lingua Franca: Exploring language-regulatory practices in academic spoken discourse (2013), is available online as an E-thesis.

Kaisa Pietikäinen

Kaisa Pietikäinen applies conversation analysis to studying ELF in private contexts, namely ELF used as the "couple tongue" in cross-cultural love relationships. Her thesis, English as a Lingua Franca in Intercultural Relationships : Interaction, Identity, and Multilingual Practices of ELF Couples, is available online as an E-thesis.

Jaana Suviniitty

Jaana Suviniitty is a lecturer at the Aalto University Language Centre. Her PhD thesis, Lectures in English as a Lingua Franca: Interactional Features (2012), is available online as an E-thesis.

Diane Pilkinton-Pihko

Diane Pilkinton-Pihko has investigated ELF lecturers' self-assesments of their language use at the Aalto University School of Science. Her thesis, English-medium instruction: Seeking assessment criteria for spoken professional English (2013), is also available as an E-thesis.