Interfacing structured and unstructured data in sociolinguistic research on language change

Project Details

Description

STRATAS: Interfacing structured and unstructured data in sociolinguistic research on language change/Tekstin ja rakenteisen tiedon yhdistäminen kielenmuutoksen sosiolingvistisessä tutkimuksessa

This project seeks to further the sociolinguistic study of language change by developing new tools that will allow us to ask research questions that have previously been too labour-intensive to answer. The computer science tooling will be developed hand in hand with and in response to the needs of primary humanities research, i.e. the diachronic development of English and Finnish. Specifically, the project will target sociolinguistic variation and change in personal and private writings. In comparison to the printed word, which scholars of linguistic, cultural and social history are increasingly turning to for large amounts of data, manuscript materials give wider access to the varying communicative needs of individuals in the past

Nevalainen, T., Project manager, Department of Modern Languages
Säily, T., Participant, Department of Modern Languages
Sairio, A., Participant, Department of Modern Languages
Kaislaniemi, S., Participant, Department of Modern Languages
Mäkelä, E., Participant, Aalto University
Nordlund, T., Principal investigator, Department of Finnish, Finno-Ugrian and Scandinavian Studies, University of Helsinki
Litola, K., Participant, Department of Finnish, Finno-Ugrian and Scandinavian Studies, University of Helsinki
Utriainen, J., Participant, Department of Finnish, Finno-Ugrian and Scandinavian Studies, University of Helsinki
Isokoski, P., Principal investigator, University of Tampere
Siirtola, H., Participant, University of Tampere

Funder Project Reference: 293009

01/01/2016 → 31/12/2019

Nature of project: _Research
Collaborators: Aalto University, University of Tampere

Project: Research project › _Research
AcronymSTRATAS
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date01/01/201631/12/2019

Research Output

Present-day Standard English: whose language was it anyway?

Nevalainen, T., 2020, (Accepted/In press) Language Change: The impact of English as a lingua franca. Mauranen, A. & Vetchinnikova, S. (eds.). Cambridge University Press, 23 p.

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

Corpus linguistics as digital scholarship: Big data, rich data and uncharted data

Nevalainen, T. T. A., Suhr, C. M. & Taavitsainen, I. A. J., Jan 2019, From data to evidence in English language research. Suhr, C., Nevalainen, T. & Taavitsainen, I. (eds.). Leiden: Brill, p. 1-26 26 p. (Language and Computers - Studies in Digital Linguistics; no. 83).

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

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Activities

Panel discussion

Terttu Nevalainen (Attendee)
12 Oct 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Talks

STRATAS: Combining texts and contextual information in historical sociolinguistics

Tanja Säily (Speaker), Taimi Terttu Annikki Nevalainen (Speaker), Anni Riitta Susanna Sairio (Speaker), Yrjö Samuli Kaislaniemi (Speaker), Anna Maria Merikallio (Speaker), Taru Maarit Nordlund (Speaker), Katja Elina Litola (Speaker), Johanna Maria Marttila (Speaker), Jarkko Ilkka Eetu Mäkelä (Speaker), Poika Isokoski (Speaker), Harri Siirtola (Speaker)
18 Oct 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

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PhD thesis, chair of the public defence and of the grading committee

Terttu Nevalainen (Member of thesis committee / follow-up group)
2 Dec 2017

Activity: Examination typesMember of doctoral thesis committee / follow-up group