Elizabeth Peterson


    Research areas

  • 6121 Languages - Linguistics, Variation and Change, Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics, Language Contact, Language attitudes, Language ideology

Description of research and teaching

English as a global language, dialects and varieties of English, English as a contact language, linguistic politeness, variation, pragmatic borrowing, sociolinguistics



ENG 225: Global and Regional Variation

Eng 241: What we can learn from "bad" English

Eng 331, Language & Gender

Eng 121, Linguistics Tutorial

Eng 230: Proseminar in Pragmatics

ENG 230: Proseminar on Language Contact

Description of research and teaching

Elizabeth Peterson's university blog http://blogs.helsinki.fi/epeterso/

Description of research and teaching

Twitter @epeterso


Latest publications

  1. Introduction to the special issue: Linguistic and pragmatic outcomes of contact with English

    Peterson, E. & Beers Fägersten, K., 1 Aug 2018, In : Journal of Pragmatics. 133, p. 105-108 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientific

  2. Coffee and Danish in Sanpete County, Utah: An exploration of food rituals and language shift

    Peterson, E., 2018, Selected proceedings of the 8th Workshop on Immigrant Languages in the Americas (WILA 8). Kühl, K. & Petersen, J. H. (eds.). Somerville: Cascadilla Proceedings Project, p. 80-87 8 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

  3. The remains of the Danes: The final stages of language shift in Sanpete County, Utah

    Karolina, K. & Peterson, E., 2018, In : Journal of Language Contact. 11, 2, p. 208-232 23 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Latest activities

  1. When swearing is polite: Variation of English pragmatic borrowings in Finnish

    Elizabeth Peterson (Speaker), Johanna Vaattovaara (Speaker)
    4 Jul 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

  2. The social distributions of English-sourced and Finnish swear words in Finnish speakers’ multilingual practices

    Elizabeth Peterson (Speaker), Johanna Vaattovaara (Speaker)
    28 Jun 201830 Jun 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

  3. Journal of Pragmatics (Journal)

    Elizabeth Peterson (Editor), Kristy Beers Fägersten (Editor)
    12 Jun 2018

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditor of special theme number

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Latest prizes

  1. Staff member of the year

    Elizabeth Peterson (Recipient), 30 Nov 2016

    Prize: Prizes and awards

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