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PhD Heli Paulasto

Senior Lecturer in English linguistics
English Language and Culture, University of Eastern Finland

Address: English Language and Culture, University of Eastern Finland, P.O. Box 111, FIN-80101 Joensuu, Finland
Phone: +358-(0)2944 52145
Email: heli.paulasto (at)
Former name: Heli Pitkänen

PhD, University of Joensuu, 2006 (Thesis Welsh English Syntax: Contact and Variation); MA, University of Joensuu, 1998.

CRIS Research database

Main areas of research and teaching

  • Language variation and change
  • Contact linguistics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • History of English
  • Morphosyntax
  • English language teaching

Fields of expertise

  • Welsh English and other Celtic Englishes
  • Morphosyntactic variation and shared features across World Englishes and Learner Englishes

Current and recent projects

Courses taught in English Language and Culture 2017-2018 (WebOodi)

BA studies

  • History of English
  • Proseminar: Linguistics

MA studies

  • Celtic Englishes
  • Classroom English
  • Contact Varieties of English

Lecturing in co-taught courses in MDP in Linguistic Sciences

  • Introduction to Contact Linguistics
  • Methods and Corpus Technology in Variatonist Research
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