Anni Sairio

Anni Sairio

University lecturer, Dosentti


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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 ( 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

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Publications and projects within past five years.