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Multilingual Practices in the History of Written English

The project, funded by the Academy of Finland, analyzes multilingual practices in writing, i.e. the alternating use of two or more languages in the same text. Language alternation is a particularly common discourse strategy in communication in bi- and multilingual societies. It has been studied extensively in present-day spoken language, but the focus of this project is on written language. The aim of the project is to unveil the principles and mechanisms of language alternation in different genres and registers and in different historical periods. The primary material consists of English texts dating from the 14th to the 19th centuries. The findings will be compared with results obtained in earlier research on present-day speech.

The project is lead by Päivi Pahta and the other researchers are Laura Wright, Arja Nurmi, Janne Skaffari, Jukka Tuominen and Jukka Tyrkkö.

 
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