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Anni Sairio

University lecturer, Dosentti


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Personlig profil


My research background is in language variation and change, specifically the history of English from a sociolinguistic angle. I've done a lot of research on the Late Modern English period, particularly the eighteenth century, when the English language was undergoing a strong phase of standardisation but variation still abounded. I got my PhD in 2009 on a sociolinguistic study in the correspondence of the Bluestocking network, and I have published a letter corpus of their correspondence ( In 2017 I was awarded a docentship at the University of Helsinki. 

My teaching experience covers skills courses (academic writing, text analysis) and BA- and MA-level options courses. I have taught courses on language and identity, sociolinguistics, variation and change in English, global and regional variation in English, and digital aspects of English. 


  • 6121 Språkvetenskaper
  • 520 Övriga samhällsvetenskaper
  • 615 Historia och arkeologi

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