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19952020
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Description of research and teaching

Turo Hiltunen is a University Lecturer (tenured) at the Department of Languages, University of Helsinki, where he teaches corpus linguistics and other digital approaches to the study of English. His main interests are corpus linguistics, grammar, phraseology, and scientific discourse, past and present. Hiltunen is a member of Demo­crat­iz­a­tion, Me­di­at­iz­a­tion and Lan­guage Prac­tices research project (Academy of Finland, 2017–2020)  Hiltunen has extensive experience of corpus development, and has worked in such projects as The Corpus of Early Modern English Medical Writing, the ARCHER corpus, the corpus of Late Modern English Medical Writing (forthcoming), and the Hanken Corpus of Student Writing in Economics.

Education/Academic qualification

English philology, PhD, Docent

Keywords

  • 6121 Languages
  • corpus linguistics
  • grammar
  • phraseology
  • english for academic purposes
  • english for specific purposes
  • discourse analysis
  • digital humanitites
  • pragmatics

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

Publications 2004 2019

Grammar and disciplinary culture: A corpus-based study

Hiltunen, T., 19 Nov 2010, Helsinki: Turo Hiltunen. 394 p.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisMonograph

The expression of stance in early publications of the Philosophical Transactions and other contemporary medical prose: Innovations in a pioneering discourse

Gray, B. E., Biber, D. & Hiltunen, T., 2011, Medical Writing in Early Modern English. Taavitsainen, I. & Pahta, P. (eds.). Cambridge University Press, p. 221-247 (Studies in English Language).

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

“There are good reasons for this”: Disciplinary Variation in the Use of Existential There Constructions in Academic Research Articles

Hiltunen, T., 2010, Constructing Interpersonality: Multiple perspectives on written academic genres. Lorés-Sanz, R., Mur-Dueñas, P. & Lafuente-Millán, E. (eds.). 1 ed. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Vol. 2010. p. 181-204 24 p.

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

Academic vocabulary in Wikipedia articles: Frequency and dispersion in uneven datasets

Hiltunen, T. & Tyrkkö, J., 2019, From data to evidence in English Language research. Suhr, C., Nevalainen, T. & Taavitsainen, I. (eds.). Leiden: Brill , p. 282–306 25 p. (Language and computers: Studies in digital linguistics; no. 83).

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

Late Modern English Medical Texts: Writing medicine in the eighteenth century

Taavitsainen, I. A. J. (ed.) & Hiltunen, T. (ed.), Jun 2019, (Accepted/In press) 417 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookScientificpeer-review

Projects 1995 2020

Hanken Corpus of Academic Writing

Hiltunen, T. & Mäkinen, M.

01/08/2012 → …

Project: Research project

Putting 'pliis' in its place

Peterson, E., Vaattovaara, J. & Hiltunen, T.

01/06/2011 → …

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

Scientific thought-styles: The Evolution of English Medical Writing

Taavitsainen, I., Pahta, P., Mäkinen, M., Hiltunen, T., Ratia, M., Suhr, C., Tyrkkö, J., Marttila, V., Lehto, A. & Andersson, W.

01/01/1995 → …

Project: Research project

Activities 2000 2019

Seventh International Conference on Historical News Discourse (CHINED VII)

Turo Vartiainen (Speaker: Presenter), Minna Palander-Collin (Speaker: Presenter), Turo Hiltunen (Speaker: Presenter)
24 May 2019

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

Experts and expert discourses in the British Parliamentary Record 1800–2000

Turo Hiltunen (Speaker)
1 Jun 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Introducing the LMEMT corpus

Turo Hiltunen (Speaker)
11 Jun 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Passives in British newspapers in the 19th and early 20th centuries

Turo Hiltunen (Speaker)
24 May 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

The second International Conference on Historical Medical Discourse (CHIMED-2)

Turo Hiltunen (Member of organizing committee), Carla Suhr (Member of organizing committee), Irma Taavitsainen (Member of organizing committee)
10 Jun 201912 Jun 2019

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

Press / Media

Wikipedia tieteen lähteenä – Ei kai nyt sentään? Onko se edes sopivaa?

Turo Hiltunen

09/02/2018

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Miksi englantia osataan niin monessa maassa?

Turo Hiltunen

17/03/2017

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Tieteenala näkyy kielessä

Turo Hiltunen

01/11/2010

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media