Conference programme and abstracts


Hison 2016 abstracts General sessions + Panels (The Role of Education in the Standardization of Language, Historical Code-switching and Multilingualism)


Schedule outline

Wednesday, 9 March

18.00-20.00 Reception (5th floor lobby, Unioninkatu 40, Helsinki city center)

Thursday, 10 march

9-10.30 Registration & coffee

10.30-11.30 Opening + Plenary 1 (Prof. Marijke van der Wal, University of Leiden, Crossing linguistic boundaries: migration and multilingualism in Early and Late Modern times. Abstract )

11.30-13.00 Sessions 1a and 1b

13.00-14.00 Lunch

14.00-15.30 Sessions 2a and 2b

15.30-16.00 Coffee

16.00-17.30 Sessions 3a and 3b

19.00-> Conference dinner

Friday, 11 March

9-10.30 Sessions 4a and 4b

10.30-11.00 Coffee

11.00-12.30 Sessions 5a and 5b

12.30-13.30 Lunch

13.30-15.00 Sessions 6a and 6b

15.00-15.30 Coffee

15.30-17.00 Sessions 7a and 7b

17.00-18.00 Closing + Plenary 2 (Prof. Jukka Tyrkkö, University of Tampere, On the (Changing) Sociolinguistics of Political Language: From the Queen’s Speech to Trump on Twitter. Abstract )



  • “Interfacing structured and unstructured data in sociolinguistic research on language change” by Katja Litola, Taru Nordlund and Johanna Utriainen.
  • “Linguistic change in its social contexts in eighteenth-century English” by Terttu Nevalainen, Minna Palander-Collin, Tanja Säily, Mikko Hakala, Samuli Kaislaniemi, Mikko Laitinen, Minna Nevala, Arja Nurmi and Anni Sairio (University of Helsinki).
  • “Language Change Database: a new online resource” by Terttu Nevalainen, Tanja Säily and Turo Vartiainen (University of Helsinki).
  • “Paul Sinebrychoff’s Swedish business letters 1895-1909” by Hanna Lehti-Eklund and Beatrice Silén
  • “Studying 18th and 19th Century Finnish Letters Written in French” by Juhani Härmä.
  • “Tagging Dialectal Morphology to Early Modern Finnish News Paper Corpus” by Antti Kanner.