Satu ManninenProfessor, , , , ,
Research areas and keywords
UKÄ subject classification
- General Language Studies and Linguistics
- Specific Languages
- syntax, semantics, morphology, academic writing, English, Finnish
I am professor in English linguistics and "docent" in general linguistics. I have also taught courses in Finnish (Lund University) as well as worked as visiting lecturer in Malmö University.
I am member in the steering committee for MA programme in language and linguistics, and the contact person for specialization in English.
I am trained in CPR, have attended a course in fire safety training, and am currently a deputy safety representative for teaching committee 4 / Centre for Languages and Literature.
I teach courses in English linguistics at all levels, including:
- supervision of MA and BA theses
- essay writing seminars / BA level
- English descriptive grammar / MA level
- Lexical semantics / MA level
- Syntax / BA level
- Semantics and pragmatics / BA level
- Language and gender / BA level
- English linguistics / Introductory course at B level
- Academic writing / A level
- English grammar / A level
- English phonology and phonetics / A level
I have also developed a lot of teaching materials, including a traditional course book (English Linguistics: Introduction to Morphology, Syntax and Semantics, 2012, Studentlitteratur, with Mats Johansson) and a MOOC / webb-based electronic resource in academic writing (Writing in English at University, 2016, Coursera, with Ellen Turner and Cecilia Wadsö Lecaros). The MOOC is part of a bigger project in academic writing.
My research is mostly in the field of theoretical syntax, with particular reference to Finnish and the other Finnic languages; and to English. My earliest work focussed on adverbials and their positions. I have also worked on prepositional and postpositional phrases; on relative clauses; and on argument structure and realization (esp. on passive and impersonal constructions in Finnish). I am currently investigating the properties and uses of so-called ideophones in Finnish, English and Swedish; a lot of this work is done jointly with FD Maria Wiktorsson from Malmö University.
In addition to doing purely linguistic research, I have also worked on more pedagogical and educational topics, such as the value of teaching study planning to university students, and the challenges of teaching academic writing to non-native speakers / writers of English. This work is done jointly with FD Ellen Turner and FD Cecilia Wadsö Lecaros.
Recent research outputs
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