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Turo Hiltunen

Doctor of Philosophy, English language

  • PL 24 (Unioninkatu 40)




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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

Fields of Science

  • 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.


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

Democratization and gender-neutrality in English(es)

Loureiro-Porto, L. & Hiltunen, T., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of English Linguistics.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Democratization and gender-neutrality in English(es) (Special issue)

Loureiro-Porto, L. (ed.) & Hiltunen, T. (ed.), Mar 2020, (Accepted/In press) Sage Journals. (Journal of English Linguistics)

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or special issueScientificpeer-review


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


Late Modern English Medical Texts: The Corpus

Taavitsainen, I. (Creator), Hiltunen, T. (Creator), Lehto, A. (Creator), Marttila, V. (Creator), Pahta, P. (Creator), Ratia, M. (Creator), Suhr, C. (Creator), Tyrkkö, J. (Creator), John Benjamins, 2019



John Benjamins (Publisher)

Turo Hiltunen (Reviewer)
Jan 2020 → …

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

Journal of Data Mining and Digital Humanities (Journal)

Turo Hiltunen (Reviewer)
Feb 2020

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

Research in Corpus Linguistics (Journal)

Turo Hiltunen (Reviewer)
Mar 2020

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

Supervisor of Ph.D. dissertation (Merja Nivala)

Simo K. Määttä (Supervisor), Mervi Helkkula (Co-supervisor), Turo Hiltunen (Co-supervisor)
1 Jan 2020 → …

Activity: Examination typesSupervisor or co-supervisor of doctoral thesis

Press / Media

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

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1 item of Media coverage

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Miksi englantia osataan niin monessa maassa?

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1 Media contribution

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Tieteenala näkyy kielessä

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1 Media contribution

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