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Description of research and teaching

I am currently writing a doctoral dissertation on contrastive negation, i.e., expressions that combine an affirmed element with a parallel negated element (e.g., not once but twice). My study focuses on grammatical variation both within and across languages. Theoretically and methodologically, my work is informed by construction grammar, corpus linguistics and linguistic typology.

Education information

  • 2015-ongoing: PhD, General Linguistics, University of Helsinki
  • 2013: MA, English Philology, University of Helsinki
  • 2010: exchange student, University of Poitiers, France
  • 2010: BA, English Philology, University of Helsinki

Keywords

  • 6121 Languages
  • Construction grammar
  • Negation
  • Corpus linguistics
  • Grammatical variation

Publications 2013 2018

Not only apples but also oranges: Contrastive negation and register

Silvennoinen, O. O., 18 Dec 2017, Big and Rich Data in English Corpus Linguistics: Methods and Explorations. Hiltunen, T., McVeigh, J. & Säily, T. (eds.). Helsinki: Varieng, (Studies in Variation, Contacts and Change in English ; no. 19). (Studies in variation, contacts and change in english).

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

Open Access

Constructional schemas in variation: modelling contrastive negation

Silvennoinen, O. O., 2018, In : Constructions and Frames. 10, 1, p. 1-37 37 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Shaken, not stirred: A Construction Grammar account of contrastive negation in English

Silvennoinen, O. O., 27 Sep 2013, 82 p.

Research output: ThesisMaster's thesisTheses

Projects 2019 2019

Contrastive negation and other logico-rhetorical meanings

Silvennoinen, O.

01/04/201931/12/2019

Project: Research project

Activities 2015 2019

Discourse-Pragmatic Variation and Change 4

Olli Silvennoinen (Member of organizing committee)
28 May 201830 May 2018

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

University of Antwerp

Olli Silvennoinen (Visiting researcher)
Mar 2018Apr 2018

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

John Benjamins (Publisher)

Olli Silvennoinen (Reviewer)
10 Apr 20198 May 2019

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

Seminar of the Grammar, Semantics and Typology group (Langnet, the Finnish graduate school for linguistics)

Olli Silvennoinen (Attendee)
23 Feb 2018

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

John Benjamins (Publisher)

Olli Silvennoinen (Reviewer)
13 Feb 201814 Mar 2018

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

Press / Media

Researcher of the Month, Language Bank of Finland

Olli Silvennoinen

14/06/2019

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media