Pekka Posio
  • PL 24 (Unioninkatu 40)




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Curriculum vitae

I am a Professor Ibero-Romance Languages. My research focuses on pragmatics and variation in Spanish and Portuguese. I am particularly interested in the use of pronouns and other referential devices in spoken and written language and the interrelations between language and gender. The theoretical framework of my research is usage-based, functional linguistics. 

I am also the discipline coordinator for Portuguese, Basque and Galician languages and responsible for the planification of teaching in these disciplines. My own teaching focuses on pragmatics, variation and sociolinguistics as well as research methods in the master level studies. I supervise MA theses and PhD theses related to Spanish and Portuguese. 

Fields of Science

  • 6121 Languages
  • Spanish Linguistics
  • Portuguese Linguistics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Pragmatics
  • Corpus linguistics
  • Grammaticalization