PhD Elizabeth Peterson is a University Lecturer of English philology. The research for her PhD (2004, Indiana University) dealt with variation in Finnish requests, including terms of address, modality, and mitigation. Her most recent research involves the linguistic outcomes of pragmatics in contact. She is especially interested in pragmatic borrowings, or the use of English-sourced elements such as pliis, jees, cool, anyway, etc. in Finnish and other languages. Peterson is one of Tuuli Holttinen’s supervisors.
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