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    Finland

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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

Research

My research interests include English as a lingua franca, language policing and regulation, and spoken and written academic discourse. My current research is on language regulation, or the ways people monitor, intervene in and manage their own and each other’s language use, with focus on the regulation of research writing by scholars in different disciplines. I conduct this research in the Language Regulation in Academia (LaRA) project (see http://www.helsinki.fi/project/lara, director Dr. Anna Solin, funded by the Kone Foundation). In addition, I am actively involved in collaboration projects with colleagues from Stockholm University.

I completed my doctoral dissertation on the topic of language regulation in English as a lingua franca (ELF) in 2013, and in 2016, I published a book based on the dissertation with De Gruyter Mouton (see below).

I am currently a member of the ELT Journal’s Editorial Panel, and in addition to the LaRA and English as a Lingua Franca in Academic Settings (ELFA) (see http://www.helsinki.fi/elfa) research teams, I am a member of a number of research networks, for instance, the English as a lingua franca research network (ELF-ReN) of the International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA) and the Network for Discourse Studies of the Finnish Association of Applied Linguistics (AFinLA).

 

Teaching

I work as a University Lecturer in English studies for the BA Programme for Languages and the MA Programme for English Studies at the University of Helsinki. As an academic advisor, I also provide study guidance to our students.


Former affiliations

  • Postdoctoral researcher at the English Unit of the Department of Modern Languages, University of Helsinki (Aug 2015–July 2017), funded by the Kone Foundation
  • Lecturer at the English Unit of the Department of Modern Languages, University of Helsinki (Jan–July 2015)
  • Maternity leave (March–Dec 2014)
  • Postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Modern Languages, University of Helsinki (Jan–March 2014), funded by The Ella and Georg Ehrnrooth Foundation
  • Lecturer at the Department of English, Stockholm University (Aug 2012–Jan 2014)
  • Doctoral student at the University of Helsinki, working as a researcher in two different research projects (March 2008–March 2011), the Studying in English as a Lingua Franca project (SELF, see http://www.helsinki.fi/elfa/self, director Prof. Anna Mauranen) and the Helsinki team of the Global English consortium (GlobE, see http://www2.uef.fi/fi/globe, Helsinki team director Prof. Anna Mauranen), as well as in the Langnet doctoral school (April 2011–May 2012)
  • Conference secretary for the First International Conference on English as a Lingua Franca held in Helsinki on 6–8 March 2008
  • Various employment contracts as hourly-paid lecturer and research project assistant at the University of Helsinki between 2006 and 2012

 

To contact Niina, send email to niina.hynninen(at)helsinki.fi.

Keywords

  • 6121 Languages
  • English as a lingua franca
  • language policing and regulation
  • spoken and written academic discourse

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

Publications 2010 2019

Language contact and the future of English: [Review of Language contact and the future of English by Ian MacKenzie]

Hynninen, N., 2019, In : TESOL Quarterly. 53, 2, p. 589-591 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLiterature review (scientific)Scientific

Open Access
File

Exploring regimes of academic writing: Introduction to the special issue

Hynninen, N., 2018, In : Language and Education. 32, 6, p. 471-476 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
File

Impact of digital tools on the research writing process: A case study of collaborative writing in computer science

Hynninen, N., 2018, In : Discourse, Context & Media. 24, p. 16-23 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Regimes of academic writing

Hynninen, N. (ed.), 2018, Abingdon: Taylor & Fancis. (Language and Education; vol. 32, no. 6)

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or special issueScientificpeer-review

Regulating the language of research writing: Disciplinary and institutional mechanisms

Solin, A. M. A. & Hynninen, N. M., 2018, In : Language and Education. 32, 6, p. 494-510 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Projects 2001 2019

Activities 2006 2019

Applied Linguistics (Journal)

Niina Hynninen (Reviewer)
Mar 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

ELT Journal (Journal)

Niina Hynninen (Reviewer)
Jan 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

ELT Journal (Journal)

Niina Hynninen (Reviewer)
Jan 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

ELT Journal (Journal)

Niina Hynninen (Reviewer)
Mar 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

ICAME39-verkkojulkaisu (Journal)

Niina Hynninen (Reviewer)
Mar 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts