Terttu Nevalainen
1987 …2024

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Terttu Nevalainen

- Master of Arts 1977 (English philology, phonetics, general linguistics, Romance philology, theoretical philosophy), PGCE (English) 1978, Licentiate degree 1986, University of Helsinki

- postgraduate studies 1980–81, University College London

- PhD 1991, University of Helsinki

- Associate professor 1993–97, University of Helsinki

- Visiting researcher and lecturer Lent terms 1992, 1994 and 1996, University of Cambridge

- Professor and Chair of English Philology 1997–2019, University of Helsinki

- Senior researcher 1996–97, 2001–02, 2008–09, Academy of Finland

- Leverhulme Visiting Professor 2007, University of Sheffield

- Academy Professor 2010–14, Academy of Finland

- Director of the Research Unit for Variation, Contacts and Change in English, 2001-

- Member of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters, 2001–

- Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy (FBA), 2019–

Major research themes: English language and its variation and change, corpus linguistic research, historical sociolinguistics, English during the Tudor and Stuart period.

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Fields of Science

  • 6121 Languages
  • Linguistics
  • Historical sociolinguisticss
  • Corpus linguistics

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