Laura Hekanaho

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Description of research and teaching

I am a postdoctoral researcher interested broadly in sociolinguistics, particularly in language attitudes and ideologies, and language and gender. In my PhD dissertation, I examined generic and nonbinary pronouns in English, focusing especially on language attitudes. In my postdoctoral projects I have explored identity construction in various settings, gender-exclusive language in Finnish, hateful online commentary, and training datasets used in language-based machine learning. I currently work in project LAIF (Language Awareness and Ideologies in Finland).

I work both with survey and corpus data, and I am skilled in both qualitative and quantitative approaches, with a particular interest in mixed methods research.

My pronouns are: she/her.

External positions

Postdoctoral researcher, Tampere University

1 Dec 202230 Nov 2023

Postdoctoral researcher, University of Jyväskylä

3 May 202131 May 2022

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Publications and projects within past five years.