Samuli Kaislaniemi


    Research areas

  • 6121 Languages - Early Modern English, historical sociolinguistics, Historical linguistics, Historical lexicography, language contact, corpus linguistics, English, English philology, loanwords, historical manuscripts, Manuscript studies, Paleography
  • 616 Other humanities - Digital Humanities, XML, TEI, digital publishing, online publishing, digital resources, online resources, Humanities computing, digitisation
  • 615 History and Archaeology - Early Modern England, Early Modern Europe, Early modern era, England, Stuart England, Elizabethan England, merchants, correspondence, letters, networks, diplomacy, espionage, cultural contacts, intermediaries, Historical manuscripts, Manuscript studies, palaeography, East India Company
  • 6122 Literature studies - scholarly editing, Early Modern English, letter-writing, correspondence, English literature, historical manuscripts, Manuscript studies, palaeography

Description of research and teaching

For more information on my research, please visit my homepage and my Google Site.

I have taught various courses in English Philology at the Department of Modern Languages, as well as at the Open University of the University of Helsinki. These include Literature Tutorial (a first-year, mandatory course), Spoken English (ditto), and Translation from Finnish to English (a second-year mandatory course). I have also organized and taught advanced-level optional project courses on linguistics and digital humanities.

I have also previously co-organized and co-taught two courses on manuscript studies, at the Department of English/Modern Languages, University of Helsinki, as undergraduate, intermediate-level optional courses. I also taught workshops in the advance-level manuscript studies course held at the same department in the fall term of 2013.

Further information on the affiliation

Highlighted publications

  1. Reconstructing Merchant Multilingualism: Lexical Studies of Early English East India Company Correspondence

    Kaislaniemi, S., Dec 2017, Helsinki: University of Helsinki. 353 p.

    Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisCollection of Articles

  2. “A graphic system which leads its own linguistic life”? Epistolary spelling in English, 1400–1800

    Kaislaniemi, S., Sairio, A. R. S., Evans, M. & Juvonen, T., Dec 2017, Exploring Future Paths for Historical Sociolinguistics. Säily, T., Nurmi, T., Palander-Collin, M. & Auer, A. (eds.). Amsterdam: John Benjamins, p. 187-213 27 p. (Advances in Historical Sociolinguistics; no. 7).

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

  3. Code-switching, script-switching and typeface-switching in Early Modern English manuscript letters and printed tracts

    Kaislaniemi, S., Oct 2017, Verbal and Visual Communication in Early English Texts. Peikola, M., Mäkilähde, A., Salmi, H., Varila, M-L. & Skaffari, J. (eds.). Turnhout: Brepols, p. 165-200 36 p. (Utrecht Studies in Medieval Literacy; vol. 37).

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

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Latest activities

  1. 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

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