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
Gällande start-/slutdatum01/01/201631/12/2019


  • 6121 Språkvetenskaper
  • 213 El-, automations- och telekommunikationsteknik, elektronik


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 → …

Projekt: Forskningsutvärdering 2011


Early mass communication as a standardizing influence? The case of the Book of Common Prayer

Nevalainen, T., 7 sep 2020, The Multilingual Origins of Standard English. Wright, L. (red.). Berlin: de Gruyter, s. 239–266 28 s. (Topics in English Linguistics [TiEL]; nr. 107).

Forskningsoutput: Kapitel i bok/rapport/konferenshandlingKapitelVetenskapligPeer review

Using large recent corpora to study language change

Nevalainen, T., okt 2020, Handbook of Historical Linguistics. Janda, R. D., Joseph, B. D. & Vance, B. (red.). Hoboken: Wiley Blackwell, Vol. 2. s. 272-290 19 s. (Blackwell Handbooks in Linguistics).

Forskningsoutput: Kapitel i bok/rapport/konferenshandlingKapitelVetenskapligPeer review

Wrangling with non-standard data

Mäkelä, E., Lagus, K., Lahti, L., Säily, T., Tolonen, M., Hämäläinen, M., Kaislaniemi, S. & Nevalainen, T., 2020, Proceedings of the Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries 5th Conference: Riga, Latvia, October 21-23, 2020. Reinsone, S., Skadiņa, I., Baklāne, A. & Daugavietis, J. (red.). Aachen:, s. 81-96 16 s. (CEUR Workshop Proceedings; vol. 2612).

Forskningsoutput: Kapitel i bok/rapport/konferenshandlingKonferensbidragVetenskapligPeer review

Öppen tillgång


New words in early English letters: How to find them and what they can reveal

Tanja Säily (!!Speaker), , Eetu Mäkelä (!!Speaker), & Mika Hämäläinen (!!Speaker)

7 nov 2019

Aktivitet: Typer för tal eller presentation!!Oral presentation

Saarland University

Tanja Säily (Besökande forskare)

1 feb 201929 mar 2019

Aktivitet: Typer för besök till extern institutionAkademisk besök på annan institution

Why "cannot" instead of "can not"? Searching corpora for spelling variation

Taimi Terttu Annikki Nevalainen (!!Speaker)

4 maj 2019

Aktivitet: Typer för tal eller presentation!!Oral presentation


Best paper award at DHN 2020

Mäkelä, Eetu (!!Recipient), Lagus, Krista (!!Recipient), Leo Lahti (!!Recipient), Säily, Tanja (!!Recipient), Tolonen, Mikko (!!Recipient), Hämäläinen, Mika (!!Recipient), Samuli Kaislaniemi (!!Recipient) & Nevalainen, Terttu (!!Recipient), 23 okt 2020

Pris: Pris och hedersbetygelser