Mikael Varjo
FM

Project Researcher, Department of Finnish and Finno-Ugric Languages (School of Languages and Translation Studies)
Doctoral Student, Department of Finnish and Finno-Ugric Languages (School of Languages and Translation Studies)
University Teacher, Department of Finnish and Finno-Ugric Languages (School of Languages and Translation Studies)

mavarj@utu.fi







Areas of expertise
corpus linguistics; everyday conversation; interactional linguistics; person reference; statistical methods; zero person

Research

In my dissertation study I examine the use of the generic 3rd
person singular in the Arkisyn database of conversational Finnish. The
objectives of my study are to find out how these generic 3rd
person or zero subject constructions are syntactically formed, what
their functions are in conversation, what kind of verbs are used and how
all the aforementioned affects the construing of the reference of a
zero subject construction. I employ both quantitative and
qualitative methods in my dissertation in order to produce a
comprehensive overall picture of the zero subject constructions based on
a large database.



Publications

From zero to ‘you’ and back: A mixed methods study comparing the use of two open personal constructions in Finnish (2018)
Nordic Journal of Linguistics
Mikael Varjo, Karita Suomalainen
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)


Last updated on 2018-05-12 at 12:09