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Description of research and teaching

Postdoctoral researcher. Research interests: corpus linguistics, digital humanities, historical sociolinguistics, English lexis and morphology.


  • 6121 Languages

Publications 2006 2019

Explorations into the social contexts of neologism use in early English correspondence

Säily, T., Mäkelä, E. & Hämäläinen, M., 2018, In : Pragmatics & Cognition. 25, 1, p. 30-49

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Patterns of Change in 18th-century English: A Sociolinguistic Approach

Nevalainen, T. (ed.), Palander-Collin, M. (ed.) & Säily, T. (ed.), 2018, Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 311 p. (Advances in Historical Sociolinguistics; no. 8)

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or special issueScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Change or variation? Productivity of the suffixes -ness and -ity

Säily, T., 2018, Patterns of Change in 18th-century English: A Sociolinguistic Approach. Nevalainen, T., Palander-Collin, M. & Säily, T. (eds.). Amsterdam: John Benjamins, p. 197-218 22 p. (Advances in Historical Sociolinguistics; no. 8).

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

Open Access

Variation in the productivity of adjective comparison in present-day English

Säily, T., González-Díaz, V. & Suomela, J., 2018, Corpus Approaches to Contemporary British Speech: Sociolinguistic Studies of the Spoken BNC2014. Brezina, V., Love, R. & Aijmer, K. (eds.). Abingdon: Routledge, p. 159-184 26 p. (Routledge Advances in Corpus Linguistics; no. 21).

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

Open science for English historical corpus linguistics: Introducing the Language Change Database

Kesäniemi, J., Vartiainen, T., Säily, T. & Nevalainen, T., 2018, Proceedings of the Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries 3rd Conference, Helsinki, Finland, March 7–9, 2018. Mäkelä, E., Tolonen, M. & Tuominen, J. (eds.). Aachen: CEUR-WS.org, p. 51-62 12 p. (CEUR Workshop Proceedings; no. 2084).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Projects 2005 2019

Reassessing language change: the challenge of real time / Reaaliajan haasteet kielen muutoksen tutkimuksessa

Nevalainen, T., Säily, T., Vartiainen, T., Dominowska, A., Öhman, E., Kesäniemi, J., Trudgill, P., Suomela, J. & Lijffijt, J.


Project: Research project

Research Unit for the Study of Variation, Contacts and Change in English (VARIENG)

ben-Aaron, D., Heikkinen, K., Fodor, A., Hall, A., Hintikka, M., Honkapohja, A., Juvonen, T., Kahlas-Tarkka, L., Kaislaniemi, S., Kerttula, S., Kilpinen, P., Kilpiö, M., Korhonen, M., Laitinen, M., Lehto, A., Lähdesmäki, S. M., Marttila, V., Mauranen, A., Mäkinen, M. S., McConchie, R., Meurman-Solin, A., Nevala, M., Nevalainen, T., Nurmi, A., Nuutinen, T., Paananen-Porkka, M., Paatola, U., Pahta, P. I., Palander-Collin, M., Peitsara, K., Ratia, M., Raumolin-Brunberg, H., Rissanen, M., Sairio, A., Sorva, E., Suhr, C., Stenvall, M., Säily, T., Taavitsainen, I., Hiltunen, T., Timofeeva, O., Tissari, H., Tyrkkö, J., Valtonen, I., Vartiainen, T., Vasko, A. & Österman, A.

01/01/2005 → …

Project: Research Evaluation 2011


Best paper award at DHN 2019

Mark J. Hill (Recipient), Ville Vaara (Recipient), Tanja Säily (Recipient), Leo Lahti (Recipient) & Mikko Tolonen (Recipient), 8 Mar 2019

Prize: Prizes and awards

Activities 2005 2019

Studies in variation, contacts and change in english (Journal)

Tanja Säily (Editor)
13 Dec 2012 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditor of series

Helsinki Society for Historical Lexicography (External organisation)

Tanja Säily (Board member)
4 May 2018 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board

Neologisms in early English letters: How to find them and what they can reveal

Tanja Säily (Speaker), Eetu Mäkelä (Speaker), Mika Hämäläinen (Speaker)
28 Jun 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation


Comparing intellectual poses: Public authority, actual and represented

Tanja Säily (Speaker), Mark J. Hill (Speaker)
21 Mar 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation