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Anni Sairio

University lecturer, Dosentti

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20042019
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Curriculum vitae

My research background is in language variation and change, specifically the history of English from a sociolinguistic angle. I've done a lot of research on the Late Modern English period, particularly the eighteenth century, when the English language was undergoing a strong phase of standardisation but variation still abounded. I got my PhD in 2009 on a sociolinguistic study in the correspondence of the Bluestocking network, and I have published a letter corpus of their correspondence (http://bluestocking.ling.helsinki.fi/). In 2017 I was awarded a docentship at the University of Helsinki. 

My teaching experience covers skills courses (academic writing, text analysis) and BA- and MA-level options courses. I have taught courses on language and identity, sociolinguistics, variation and change in English, global and regional variation in English, and digital aspects of English. 

Fields of Science

  • 6121 Languages
  • English language
  • Corpus linguistics
  • sociolinguistics
  • historical sociolinguistics
  • Identity
  • orthography
  • philology
  • 520 Other social sciences
  • 615 History and Archaeology
  • 18th-century England
  • Manuscript studies
  • Social History

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications 2004 2018

Charting orthographical reliability in a corpus of English historical letters

Sairio, A. R. S., Kaislaniemi, S., Merikallio, A. M. & Nevalainen, T. T. A., 11 Apr 2018, In : ICAME journal. 42, p. 79-96 18 p.

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From incipient to mid-range and beyond

Laitinen, M., Palander-Collin, M., Sairio, A. & Säily, T., 2018, Patterns of Change in 18th-century English : A Sociolinguistic Approach. Nevalainen, T., Palander-Collin, M. & Säily, T. (eds.). Amsterdam: John Benjamins, p. 246-250 5 p. (Advances in Historical Sociolinguistics; no. 8).

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Incipient and intimate: the progressive aspect

Sairio, A. R. S., 2018, Patterns of Change in 18th-century English: A Sociolinguistic Approach. Nevalainen, T., Palander-Collin, M. & Säily, T. (eds.). Amsterdam: John Benjamins, p. 179–196 18 p. (Advances in Historical Sociolinguistics; vol. 8).

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Methods for studying changes lacking a variable

Säily, T., Nurmi, A. & Sairio, A., 2018, Patterns of Change in 18th-century English: A Sociolinguistic Approach. Nevalainen, T., Palander-Collin, M. & Säily, T. (eds.). Amsterdam: John Benjamins, p. 68-74 7 p. (Advances in Historical Sociolinguistics; no. 8).

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Weights and Measures of Eighteenth-Century Language: A Sociolinguistic Account of Montagu's Correspondence

Sairio, A., 2018, In : Huntington Library Quarterly. 81, 4, p. 633-656 24 p.

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Projects 2005 2019

Research Unit for the Study of Variation, Contacts and Change in English (VARIENG)

ben-Aaron, D., Heikkinen, K., Fodor, A., Hall, A., Hintikka, M., Honkapohja, A., Juvonen, T., Kahlas-Tarkka, L., Kaislaniemi, S., Kerttula, S., Kilpinen, P., Kilpiö, M., Korhonen, M., Laitinen, M., Lehto, A., Lähdesmäki, S. M., Marttila, V., Mauranen, A., Mäkinen, M. S., McConchie, R., Meurman-Solin, A., Nevala, M., Nevalainen, T., Nurmi, A., Nuutinen, T., Paananen-Porkka, M., Paatola, U., Pahta, P. I., Palander-Collin, M., Peitsara, K., Ratia, M., Raumolin-Brunberg, H., Rissanen, M., Sairio, A., Sorva, E., Suhr, C., Stenvall, M., Säily, T., Taavitsainen, I., Hiltunen, T., Timofeeva, O., Tissari, H., Tyrkkö, J., Valtonen, I., Vartiainen, T., Vasko, A. & Österman, A.

01/01/2005 → …

Project: Research Evaluation 2011

Activities 2001 2017

STRATAS: Combining texts and contextual information in historical sociolinguistics

Tanja Säily (Speaker), Taimi Terttu Annikki Nevalainen (Speaker), Anni Riitta Susanna Sairio (Speaker), Yrjö Samuli Kaislaniemi (Speaker), Anna Maria Merikallio (Speaker), Taru Maarit Nordlund (Speaker), Katja Elina Litola (Speaker), Johanna Maria Marttila (Speaker), Jarkko Ilkka Eetu Mäkelä (Speaker), Poika Isokoski (Speaker), Harri Siirtola (Speaker)
18 Oct 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

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ERRATAS: Charting the reliability of modern editions of English historical texts

Anni Riitta Susanna Sairio (Speaker), Yrjö Samuli Kaislaniemi (Speaker), Taimi Terttu Annikki Nevalainen (Speaker), Tanja Säily (Speaker), Anna Maria Merikallio (Speaker)
18 Oct 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

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Journal of Historical Sociolinguistics (Journal)

Anni Sairio (Reviewer)
Mar 2017 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Scripts of self-discipline and the linguistic biography of Elizabeth Montagu

Anni Sairio (Speaker)
9 Mar 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Towards a social history of epistolary spelling: Charting orthographical reliability in editions of English historical letters

Anni Sairio (Speaker), Yrjö Samuli Kaislaniemi (Speaker), Taimi Terttu Annikki Nevalainen (Speaker)
7 Apr 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation