Anni Sairio

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Curriculum Vitae

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 (http://bluestocking.ling.helsinki.fi/). 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. 

Latest publications

  1. Charting orthographical reliability in a corpus of English historical letters

    Sairio, A. R. S., Kaislaniemi, S., Merikallio, A. M. & Nevalainen, T. T. A., 11 Apr 2018, In : ICAME journal. 42, p. 79-96 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  2. From incipient to mid-range and beyond

    Laitinen, M., Palander-Collin, M., Sairio, A. & Säily, T., 2018, Patterns of Change in 18th-century English : A Sociolinguistic Approach. Nevalainen, T., Palander-Collin, M. & Säily, T. (eds.). Amsterdam: John Benjamins, p. 246-250 5 p. (Advances in Historical Sociolinguistics; no. 8).

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

  3. Methods for studying changes lacking a variable

    Säily, T., Nurmi, A. & Sairio, A., 2018, Patterns of Change in 18th-century English: A Sociolinguistic Approach. Nevalainen, T., Palander-Collin, M. & Säily, T. (eds.). Amsterdam: John Benjamins, p. 68-74 7 p. (Advances in Historical Sociolinguistics; no. 8).

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

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Latest activities

  1. ERRATAS: Charting the reliability of modern editions of English historical texts

    Anni Riitta Susanna Sairio (Speaker), Yrjö Samuli Kaislaniemi (Speaker), Taimi Terttu Annikki Nevalainen (Speaker), Tanja Säily (Speaker), Anna Maria Merikallio (Speaker)
    18 Oct 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

  2. 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

  3. Interfacing structured and unstructured data in sociolinguistic research on language change

    Taru Nordlund (Speaker), Anni Riitta Susanna Sairio (Speaker), Tanja Inkeri Säily (Speaker), Eetu Mäkelä (Speaker), Harri Siirtola (Speaker)
    4 May 2017

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Education

University lecturer

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