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  • PL 24 (Unioninkatu 40)

    00014

    Finland

19952019
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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

Carla Suhr is a University Lecturer who teaches courses in English linguistics as well as skills courses such as text analysis and academic writing. She is also an academic advisor for BA and MA level students, and a supervisor of three PhD theses. Her research focuses on (historical) (corpus) pragmatics, genre studies and (news) discourse analysis, and these are also topics she teaches in her linguistics courses. She has a strong interest in combining book history with her research into historical English texts. Her PhD (2011) dealt with the development of the genre of witchcraft pamphlets, and currently she works with early modern news pamphlets more generally and medical texts from the period 1500 to 1800. Since 2000, she has been a member of the Scientific Thought-Styles project – a part of the VARIENG research group – which is compiling a large corpus of historical medical writing.

Teaching in fall 2019: Contrastive Text Analysis, Academic Writing, Language Variation and Change (with Elizabeth Peterson), BA Thesis Seminar

Teaching in spring 2020: Continuation of BA thesis seminar, BA level philology option course (with Maria Salenius): Game of Witches, MA level linguistics option course: Evaluation in Texts

Education/Academic qualification

English Philology, PhD, University of Helsinki

Fields of Science

  • 612 Languages and Literature
  • Historical pragmatics, Corpus linguistics
  • 615 History and Archaeology
  • Book history, History of printing

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

Publications 2002 2019

Verbal and visual communication in title pages of early modern English specialised medical texts

Ratia, M. A. & Suhr, C. M., 2017, Verbal and Visual Communication in Early English Texts. Peikola, M., Mäkilähde, A., Salmi, H., Varila, M-L. & Skaffari, J. (eds.). Turnhout: Brepols, p. 67-93 27 p. 4. (Utrecht studies in medieval literacy; vol. 37).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

News and relations: Highlighted textual labels in the titles of early modern news pamphlets

Suhr, C. M., 2018, Sociocultural Dimensions of Lexis and Text in the History of English. Petré, P., Cuyckens, H. & D'hoedt, F. (eds.). Amsterdam: John Benjamins, p. 41-60 20 p. (Current Issues in Linguistic Theory; no. 343).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Middle English: An invitation to HEL through problem-solving

Skaffari, J. & Suhr, C. M., 2019, Teaching the History of the English Language. Moore, C. & Palmer, C. C. (eds.). New York: Modern Language Association, p. 108-115 8 p. (Options for Teaching ; no. 46).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Open Access

From fact to fiction: Exploring the potential of pragmatic and stylistic analyses in the history of English

Lutzky, U., Mazzon, G., Nevala, M. & Suhr, C. M., 19 Dec 2016, The Pragmatics and Stylistics of Identity Construction and Characterisation. Nevala, M., Lutzky, U., Mazzon, G. & Suhr, C. (eds.). Helsinki: Varieng, Vol. 17. (Studies in Variation, Contacts and Change in English; vol. 17).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Projects 1995 2011

Scientific thought-styles: The Evolution of English Medical Writing

Taavitsainen, I., Pahta, P., Mäkinen, M., Hiltunen, T., Ratia, M., Suhr, C., Tyrkkö, J., Marttila, V., Lehto, A. & Andersson, W.

01/01/1995 → …

Project: Research project

Gatekeepers of Knowledge

Tyrkkö, J., Suhr, C. & Marttila, V.

01/01/2011 → …

Project: Research project

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

Datasets

Late Modern English Medical Texts: The Corpus

Taavitsainen, I. (Creator), Hiltunen, T. (Creator), Lehto, A. (Creator), Marttila, V. (Creator), Pahta, P. (Creator), Ratia, M. (Creator), Suhr, C. (Creator), Tyrkkö, J. (Creator), John Benjamins, 2019

Dataset

Activities 2000 2019

First International Conference on Historical Medical Discourse

Carla Suhr (Speaker: Presenter)
15 Jun 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

File

International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English

Carla Suhr (Speaker: Presenter), Maura Annikki Ratia (Speaker: Presenter)
27 May 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

International Conference on English Historical Linguistics (ICEHL)

Carla Suhr (Speaker: Presenter)
22 Aug 201626 Aug 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

700 vuotta lääketieteen englantia digimuodossa

Irma Aini Johanna Taavitsainen (Speaker), Maura Annikki Ratia (Speaker), Carla Suhr (Speaker)
15 Nov 2016

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

d2e From Data to Evidence: Big Data, Rich Data, Uncharted Data

Carla Suhr (Secretary of organizing committee)
19 Oct 201522 Oct 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Press / Media

Studia Generalia -luentosarja "Englannin aika"

Carla Suhr

23/03/2004

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media