Carla Suhr

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Description of research and teaching

Carla Suhr is a University Lecturer who teaches courses in English linguistics as well as skills courses such as text analysis and academic writing. She is also an academic advisor for first-year students, and a supervisor of two PhD theses. Her research focuses on (historical) (corpus) pragmatics, genre studies and (news) discourse analysis, and these are also topics she teaches in her linguistics courses. She has a strong interest in combining book history with her research into historical English texts. Her PhD (2011) dealt with the development of the genre of witchcraft pamphlets, and currently she works with early modern news pamphlets more generally and medical texts from the period 1500 to 1800. Since 2000, she has been a member of the Scientific Thought-Styles project – a part of the VARIENG research group – which is compiling a large corpus of historical medical writing.

Teaching in fall 2016: Text analysis, BA thesis seminar Texts and Discourse Analysis, BA level philology option course (with Maria Salenius): Game of History: (Re-)Writing the Past

Teaching in spring 2017: Academic Writing, Variation and Change of the English Language (language history lecture course), continuation of BA thesis seminar, BA level linguistics option course: Sociolinguistics, MA level linguistics option course: News Discourse

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Affiliation Expiration31/07/2017
Further information on the affiliationMember of VARIENG, the Research Unit for Variation, Contacts and Change in English, a Finnish Centre of Excellence

Highlighted publications

  1. Verbal and visual communication in title pages of early modern English specialised medical texts

    Ratia, M. A. & Suhr, C. M., 2017, Verbal and Visual Communication in Early English Texts. Peikola, M., Mäkilähde, A., Salmi, H., Varila, M-L. & Skaffari, J. (eds.). Turnhout: Brepols, p. 67-93 27 p. 4. (Utrecht studies in medieval literacy; vol. 37).

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

  2. News and relations: Highlighted textual labels in the titles of early modern news pamphlets

    Suhr, C. M., 2018, Sociocultural Dimensions of Lexis and Text in the History of English. Petré, P., Cuyckens, H. & D'hoedt, F. (eds.). Amsterdam: John Benjamins, p. 41-60 20 p. (Current Issues in Linguistic Theory; no. 343).

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

  3. Accepted/In press

    Middle English: An invitation to HEL through problem-solving

    Skaffari, J. & Suhr, C. M., 2018, (Accepted/In press) Teaching the History of the English Language. Modern Language Association

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

  4. Review. Birte Bös and Lucia Kornexl (eds.). Changing genre conventions in historical English news discourse (Advances in Historical Sociolinguistics 5). [Book review]

    Suhr, C. M., 1 Apr 2017, In : ICAME journal. 41, 1, p. 220-224 5 p., 10.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientific

  5. From fact to fiction: Exploring the potential of pragmatic and stylistic analyses in the history of English

    Lutzky, U., Mazzon, G., Nevala, M. & Suhr, C. M., 19 Dec 2016, The Pragmatics and Stylistics of Identity Construction and Characterisation. Nevala, M., Lutzky, U., Mazzon, G. & Suhr, C. (eds.). Helsinki: Varieng, Vol. 17. (Studies in Variation, Contacts and Change in English; vol. 17).

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

  6. The Pragmatics and Stylistics of Identity Construction and Characterisation

    Nevala, M. (ed.), Lutzky, U. (ed.), Mazzon, G. (ed.) & Suhr, C. M. (ed.), 19 Dec 2016, Helsinki: Varieng. (Studies in Variation, Contacts and Change in English; no. 17)

    Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or special issueScientificpeer-review

  7. Late Modern English Medical Texts 1700—1800: A corpus for analysing eighteenth-century medical English

    Taavitsainen, I., Hiltunen, T., Lehto, A., Marttila, V., Ratia, M., Pahta, P. I., Tyrkkö, J. & Suhr, C., 2014, In : ICAME journal. 38, 1

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  8. Early Modern English Medical Texts: Corpus

    Taavitsainen, I. (ed.), Pahta, P. (ed.), Hiltunen, T. (ed.), Mäkinen, M. (ed.), Marttila, V. (ed.), Ratia, M. A. (ed.), Suhr, C. (ed.) & Tyrkkö, J. (ed.), 2010

    Research output: Non-textual formSoftwareScientific

  9. Publishing for the Masses: Early Modern English Witchcraft Pamphlets

    Suhr, C., 2011, Helsinki: Société Néophilologique de Helsinki. 302 p. (Mémoires de la Société Néophilologique de Helsinki; no. 83)

    Research output: Book/ReportBookScientificpeer-review

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Highlighted activities

  1. First International Conference on Historical Medical Discourse

    Carla Suhr (Speaker: Presenter)
    15 Jun 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

  2. International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English

    Carla Suhr (Speaker: Presenter), Maura Annikki Ratia (Speaker: Presenter)
    27 May 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

  3. International Conference on English Historical Linguistics (ICEHL)

    Carla Suhr (Speaker: Presenter)
    22 Aug 201626 Aug 2016

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

  4. 700 vuotta lääketieteen englantia digimuodossa

    Irma Aini Johanna Taavitsainen (Speaker), Maura Annikki Ratia (Speaker), Carla Suhr (Speaker)
    15 Nov 2016

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

  5. d2e From Data to Evidence: Big Data, Rich Data, Uncharted Data

    Carla Suhr (Secretary of organizing committee)
    19 Oct 201522 Oct 2015

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

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