Lea Meriläinen, PhD
University Lecturer, foreign language pedagogy
School of Applied Educational Science and Teacher Education
University of Eastern Finland
email: lea.merilainen (at) uef.fi
address: P. O. Box 111, FIN-80101 Joensuu
Research interests: second language acquisition, learner corpora, English as a foreign/second language, English in Finland, parallels between learner English and world Englishes.
Research networks and projects: LINDSEI (Louvain International Database of Spoken English Interlanguage, 2012-), Changing English (ChangE): users and learners worldwide (Academy of Finland, 2013-2017), Global English (GlobE): typological, contact-linguistic and second-language acquisition perspectives (Academy of Finland 2010-2013) and CROSSLING: Language Contacts at the Crossroads of Disciplines (funded by the Kone foundation 2011-2014).