Anu Lehto is a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Helsinki. She defended her PhD thesis in 2015 on linguistic complexity in Early Modern English parliamentary acts and proclamations. Her post-doctoral research continues the work on historical legal texts by focusing on parliamentary acts of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In addition, she is a member of the Scientific thought-styles project and participates in the compilation of a corpus of eighteenth-century medical texts.
MA, Postgraduate researcher
PL 24, 00014 Helsingin yliopisto, Finland
I have a special interest in historical legal writing, encompassing both syntactic and textual level features of national legislation. I am currently also studying the representation of different social groups in historical parliamentary acts. In general, I am interested in genre studies, historical pragmatics and corpus linguistics. My research further revolves around historical medical writing and especially on texts on medical institutions and public health.