About the authors

Ray Carey is a PhD student in the University of Helsinki. He maintains the ELFA project blog, and unless stated otherwise, he is the main author of the posts. His research interests are centered on corpus linguistics, Linear Unit Grammar (LUG), and writing programs in Python that count stuff in corpora. He is also the compilation manager for the in-progress WrELFA corpus of written academic ELF. You can reach him at ray.carey at helsinki.fi.

Kaisa Pietikäinen is a PhD student at the University of Helsinki. She received her MA from Newcastle University under the direction of Peter Sercombe and Alan Firth, where she developed her interest in Conversation Analysis (CA) and ELF. Her research explores ELF in private contexts, namely ELF used as the “couple tongue” in cross-cultural love relationships. You kind find her blog posts here.

Netta Hirvensalo is a PhD student at the University of Helsinki. She is researching university language policies in Finland and their impact on Finnish and international teachers, researchers, and students. You can find her blog posts here.

updated 25.10.2014

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