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Carla Suhr

  • PL 24 (Unioninkatu 40)




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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 two 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 2020: Contrastive Text Analysis, Language Variation and Change (with Elizabeth Peterson), BA Thesis Seminar, MA level linguistics option: News Discourse

Teaching in spring 2020: Continuation of BA thesis seminar, BA level philology option course (with Maria Salenius): Game of Arthur

Education/Academic qualification

English Philology, PhD, University of Helsinki

Award Date: 16 Dec 2011

Fields of Science

  • 6121 Languages
  • historical linguistics, historical pragmatics, corpus linguistics; genre analysis, history of medicine, news discourse, early modern England, book history

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