Elizabeth Peterson

  • PL 24 (Unioninkatu 40)




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Personal profile

Research interests

Professional website: elizabethpetersonlinguist.com


Description of research and teaching

Language variation, language attitudes, sociolinguistics, World Englishes, language contact, discourse-pragmatic variation

Education/Academic qualification

Linguistics, PhD, Indiana University

Fields of Science

  • 6121 Languages
  • Linguistics
  • Variation and Change
  • Pragmatics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Language Contact
  • Language attitudes
  • Language ideology

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


Dynamics and Innovation in Discourse-Pragmatic Variation and Change

Peterson, E. (ed.), Hiltunen, T. (ed.) & Kern, J. (ed.), 2020, (In preparation) Cambridge University Press. 250 p.

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or special issueScientificpeer-review

The U.S. is not enough: Why the real world of linguistics needs your voice

Peterson, E., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Language : journal of the Linguistic Society of America . 96, 4, 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Making Sense of "Bad English": An introduction to language attitudes and ideologies

Peterson, E., 29 Oct 2019, Abingdon: Routledge. 166 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Same old paska or new shit? On the stylistic boundaries and social meaning potentials of swearing loanwords in Finnish

Vaattovaara, J. & Peterson, E., 12 Nov 2019, In : Ampersand.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access



Staff member of the year

Peterson, Elizabeth (Recipient), 30 Nov 2016

Prize: Prizes and awards

Title of Docent

Peterson, Elizabeth (Recipient), 21 Mar 2019

Prize: Prizes and awards


Panel discussion: Languages in Co-ownership

Elizabeth Peterson (Speaker)

11 Mar 2020

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Univ Wurzburg, University of Wurzburg

Elizabeth Peterson (Visiting researcher)

18 Feb 202021 Feb 2020

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution


Elizabeth Peterson (Speaker)

3 Jan 20196 Jan 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

The "Great White North?"

Josephine Hoegaerts (Scientific Committee Chair), , Laura Siragusa (Scientific Committee Member), , Tuire K Liimatainen (Member of organizing committee), , Elizabeth Peterson (Scientific Committee Member), , Peter Gustav Stadius (Scientific Committee Member), & Pirjo Kristiina Virtanen (Scientific Committee Member)

27 Aug 201928 Aug 2019

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

Book release and panel discussion: Making Sense of "Bad English"

Elizabeth Peterson (Chair of organizing committee)

22 Nov 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Talks

Press / Media

How are De? Temmelig godt

Elizabeth Peterson


1 item of Media coverage

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interview on teaching

Elizabeth Peterson


1 Media contribution

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Radiohuset: http://arenan.yle.fi/radio/2327093

Elizabeth Peterson


1 Media contribution

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Table Talk: Danish to English shift in Sanpete County

Elizabeth Peterson


1 Media contribution

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