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Mirka Honkanen, M.A.

Mirka Honkanen, M.A.


honkanenPostdoctoral Research Fellow & Assistant Professor

Chair of English Linguistics | Mair


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R 4016 | KG IV

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS


  • Sociolinguistics
  • Corpus linguistics
  • World Englishes
  • Diasporas
  • Morphology
  • Pidgins and creoles
  • Computer-mediated communication
  • Orthography

  

EDUCATION


2006 – 2010    

BA in English Translation
University of Turku, Finland

2011 – 2013

MA in English Language and Linguistics
University of Freiburg

2013 – 2018 PhD in English Studies
University of Freiburg

 

WORK EXPERIENCE


2011 – 2014

Research Assistant
Chair of English Linguistics Prof. Mair | University of Freiburg

2015 – 2018    

Lecturer and Research Associate
Chair of English Linguistics Prof. Mair | University of Freiburg

Since 2018

Assistant Professor
Chair of English Linguistics Prof. Mair | University of Freiburg


PUBLICATIONS


  • Heyd, Theresa & Mirka Honkanen. 2015. "From Naija to Chitown: The new African diaspora and digital representations of place." Discourse, Context & Media 9: 14–23.
  • Honkanen, Mirka. 2020. World Englishes on the Web: The Nigerian Diaspora in the USA (Varieties of English Around the World 63). Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
  • Honkanen, Mirka. Forthcoming 2021. "Diasporic Englishes in the United States: The Case of Nigerian Digital Communication." In Bloomsbury World Englishes Paradigms – Reflecting Traditions and Inspiring New Perspectives, ed. by Heyd, Theresa & Britta Schneider. London: Bloomsbury.
  • Honkanen, Mirka. Forthcoming. "'This word no get concrete meaning oo': Pragmatic markers in Nigerian multilingual online communication." In Communicative Action and Interaction in Africa (Pragmatics & Beyond New Series), ed. by Mohr, Susanne, Jemima A. Anderson & Klaus Schneider. Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
  • Honkanen, Mirka. Forthcoming. "Nigerian Pidgin in authenticating Nigerian immigrant identities." In Current Trends in Nigerian Pidgin English, ed. by Akande, Akinmade T. & Oladipo L. Salami. Berlin: De Gruyter.

 

TEACHING


 

MISCELLANEOUS


Get in touch if you are interested in

  • joining our Writing Group for Phd or advanced MA students in linguistics;
  • getting access to our corpora of Nigerian, Jamaican, and Cameroonian web forum data;
  • trying out rugby in Freiburg.