Tiina Puurtinen

List of John Benjamins publications for which Tiina Puurtinen plays a role.


The article compares the frequencies, functions and effects of evaluative premodified noun phrases (NPs) in English and Finnish newspaper and magazine texts and discusses the relevance of potential differences to translation. In addition to neutral specifications, premodifiers in NPs often express… read more
Puurtinen, Tiina 2000 Translating linguistic markers of ideologyTranslation in Context: Selected papers from the EST Congress, Granada 1998, Chesterman, Andrew, Natividad Gallardo San Salvador and Yves Gambier (eds.), pp. 177 ff. | Article
Puurtinen, Tiina 1997 Syntactic Norms in Finnish Children's LiteratureTarget 9:2, pp. 318–331 | Article
Owing to children's developing reading skills and world knowledge, readability (comprehensibility as well as speakability) can be regarded as an important requirement of children's literature. This article focusses on one determinant of readability, the frequency of nonflnite constructions in… read more
Puurtinen, Tiina 1989 Assessing Acceptability in Translated Children's BooksTarget 1:2, pp. 201–213 | Article
The purpose of the study outlined in this article is to compare the acceptability of style in two contemporary Finnish translations of L. Frank Baum's The Wizard of Oz with special reference to the effect of sentence structure on acceptability. For the purposes of this study, acceptability is… read more