List of John Benjamins publications for which Arja Nurmi plays a role.
Subjects Corpus linguistics | English linguistics | Germanic linguistics | Historical linguistics | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology
This article focuses on the news reporting on Oscar Wilde during the 1895 trials in which he was accused of sodomy and gross indecency. We discuss the positive and negative labelling associated with Wilde during and after the trials. Our data are drawn from the British Library Newspapers,… read more | Chapter
This article discusses the multilingual practices identified in the public and private writings of Laurence Sterne, novelist and clergyman. The data used consists of Sterne’s two novels as well as a selection of his personal correspondence. Sterne uses a wide variety of languages in his texts,… read more | Article
Rautionaho, Paula, Arja Nurmi and Juhani Klemola.
2020. Introduction: Corpora and the changing society
. Corpora and the Changing Society: Studies in the evolution of English, Rautionaho, Paula, Arja Nurmi and Juhani Klemola (eds.), pp. ix–xii
Säily, Tanja, Arja Nurmi, Minna Palander-Collin and Anita Auer.
2017. The future of historical sociolinguistics?
. Exploring Future Paths for Historical Sociolinguistics, Säily, Tanja, Arja Nurmi, Minna Palander-Collin and Anita Auer (eds.), pp. 1–19
In this chapter we discuss the current achievements of historical sociolinguistics and highlight new insights provided by the contributions in the volume. Taking the essay by Nevalainen (2015) as a starting point, we will consider the themes of crossing boundaries and bridging gaps between… read more | Chapter
The negotiation of power and social distance in personal correspondence can be expressed e.g. through deontic modality. By estimating the relative power of writer-recipient dyads and recreating their social network to estimate social distance, this paper attempts to create ways in which to study… read more | Article
Social space can be expressed by e.g. the use of modality and person reference. We discuss how variation in power and distance affects the ways an eighteenth-century governess, Agnes Porter, is constrained by her professional role, and by what linguistic means she negotiates shifts between… read more | Article
no human being talks the same way all the time (Hymes 1984: 44) The article examines variation in the use of multilingual resources in the verbal repertoire of one individual in different social roles involving various contexts of discourse in eighteenth-century England. We discuss the language… read more | Article
Pahta, Päivi, Minna Palander-Collin, Minna Nevala and Arja Nurmi.
2010. Language practices in the construction of social roles in Late Modern English
. Social Roles and Language Practices in Late Modern English, Pahta, Päivi, Minna Nevala, Arja Nurmi and Minna Palander-Collin (eds.), pp. 1–27
This study examines code-switching in eighteenth-century interpersonal communication, focusing on the correspondence of musician and music historian Charles Burney. The paper builds on our previous work on code-switching in the history of English texts, and draws on insights gained in research in… read more | Article
2000. Cognitive Loanwords in Chaucer: Is Suprastandard Nonstandard?
. Writing in Nonstandard English, Taavitsainen, Irma, Gunnel Melchers and Päivi Pahta (eds.), pp. 205 ff.