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Lea Meriläinen, PhD

University Lecturer, foreign language pedagogy

School of Applied Educational Science and Teacher Education

University of Eastern Finland


email: lea.merilainen (at)

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).


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