Timo Savela


+358 29 450 3365

+358 50 576 2167

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Areas of expertise
Discourse analysis; dispositive analysis; pragmatics; sociolinguistics; semiotics; geography; landscape research; sociology; education; philosophy; aesthetics; photography


I am a university lecturer at the University of Turku. I specialize in pragmatics, discourse analysis, dispositive analysis and landscape research. My background is in English, as well as in phonetics, geography and education. As a doctoral researcher I further broadened my horizons, studying linguistics, semiotics, philosophy, sosiology and geography.

My current research focuses on landscapes in the dark.


My research is interdisciplinary. I draw from a broad range of fields, including but not limited to linguistics, semiotics, geography, sociology and education. My work is influenced by continental philosophy (Deleuze, Foucault, Guattari) and sociology (Bourdieu, Tarde).

My current research focuses on landscapes, with a particular emphasis on landscapes in the dark. In the past I have studied use of language in politics and in the media.


I teach Academic Writing and Speaking, English Language and Linguistics and Spoken English. I run a proseminar and supervise Bachelor's theses. In the past I have taught discourse analysis and pragmatics, as well as held guest lectures on landscape research.


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