Turo Hiltunen


    Research areas

  • 6121 Languages - corpus linguistics, grammar, phraseology, english for academic purposes, english for specific purposes, discourse analysis, digital humanitites, pragmatics

Description of research and teaching

Turo Hiltunen is a University Lecturer (tenured) at the Department of Languages, University of Helsinki, where he teaches corpus linguistics and other digital approaches to the study of English. His main interests are corpus linguistics, grammar, phraseology, and scientific discourse, past and present. Hiltunen is a member of Demo­crat­iz­a­tion, Me­di­at­iz­a­tion and Lan­guage Prac­tices research project (Academy of Finland, 2017–2020)  Hiltunen has extensive experience of corpus development, and has worked in such projects as The Corpus of Early Modern English Medical Writing, the ARCHER corpus, the corpus of Late Modern English Medical Writing (forthcoming), and the Hanken Corpus of Student Writing in Economics.


Highlighted publications

  1. Grammar and disciplinary culture: A corpus-based study

    Hiltunen, T., 19 Nov 2010, Helsinki: Turo Hiltunen. 394 p.

    Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisMonograph

  2. The expression of stance in early publications of the Philosophical Transactions and other contemporary medical prose: Innovations in a pioneering discourse

    Gray, B. E., Biber, D. & Hiltunen, T., 2011, Medical Writing in Early Modern English. Taavitsainen, I. & Pahta, P. (eds.). Cambridge University Press, p. 221-247 (Studies in English Language).

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

  3. “There are good reasons for this”: Disciplinary Variation in the Use of Existential There Constructions in Academic Research Articles

    Hiltunen, T., 2010, Constructing Interpersonality: Multiple perspectives on written academic genres. Lorés-Sanz, R., Mur-Dueñas, P. & Lafuente-Millán, E. (eds.). 1 ed. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Vol. 2010. p. 181-204 24 p.

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

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Latest activities

  1. Wikipedia - omanlaisensa teksti

    Turo Hiltunen (Speaker)
    16 Nov 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

  2. Lucía Loureiro Porto

    Turo Hiltunen (Host)
    7 Oct 201812 Oct 2018

    Activity: Hosting a visitor typesAcademic visit at UH

  3. Stephen Pihlaja

    Turo Hiltunen (Host)
    23 Aug 2018

    Activity: Hosting a visitor typesAcademic visit at UH

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Doctor of Philosophy, English language

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