Turo Vartiainen

List of John Benjamins publications for which Turo Vartiainen plays a role.


Säily, Tanja, Turo Vartiainen, Harri Siirtola and Terttu Nevalainen 2024 Changing styles of letter-writing? Evidence from 400 years of early English letters in a POS-tagged corpusUnlocking the History of English: Pragmatics, prescriptivism and text types, Caon, Luisella, Moragh S. Gordon and Thijs Porck (eds.), pp. 154–179 | Chapter
We analyse the social embedding of stylistic change in the frequencies of nouns, lexical verbs and personal pronouns in the Corpora of Early English Correspondence from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century. Our visualization methods show that the frequency of nouns exhibits a consistent… read more
Vartiainen, Turo and Minna Palander-Collin 2023 Chapter 6. From masters and servants to  employers  and employees: Exploring democratisation with big dataExploring Language and Society with Big Data: Parliamentary discourse across time and space, Korhonen, Minna, Haidee Kotze and Jukka Tyrkkö (eds.), pp. 166–193 | Chapter
This chapter explores how societal democratisation can be studied by using linguistic big data. More specifically, we are interested in establishing whether it is possible to see how the gradual democratisation of society affected the employment relationship in nineteenth-century Britain by… read more
Vartiainen, Turo and Mikko Höglund 2020 Changes in transitivity and reflexive uses of sit (me/myself down) in Early and Late Modern EnglishCorpora and the Changing Society: Studies in the evolution of English, Rautionaho, Paula, Arja Nurmi and Juhani Klemola (eds.), pp. 277–302 | Chapter
This chapter seeks to establish if the Transitivity Hypothesis (Hopper & Thompson 1980) can explain the variation in the use of two reflexive strategies with the verb sit in Early Modern English (e.g. I sat me down/I sat myself down) and the verb’s subsequent transitivization (e.g. he sat me down).… read more
Säily, Tanja, Turo Vartiainen and Harri Siirtola 2017 Exploring part-of-speech frequencies in a sociohistorical corpus of EnglishExploring Future Paths for Historical Sociolinguistics, Säily, Tanja, Arja Nurmi, Minna Palander-Collin and Anita Auer (eds.), pp. 23–52 | Chapter
We investigate the usefulness of part-of-speech (POS) annotation as a tool in the study of sociolinguistic variation and genre evolution. We analyse how POS ratios change over time in the Parsed Corpus of Early English Correspondence (c.1410–1681), which social groups lead the changes, and whether… read more