Monthly Archives: February 2021

SPREMI 25 February: Ylva Biri

Our next SPREMI session takes place on Thursday 25 February, 15:15-17 on Zoom.
Zoom link: (Meeting ID: 663 1270 3059).
The speaker is Ylva Biri (University of Helsinki, English Philology). The title of her talk is “Participant positioning in interest-based online communities” (see ABSTRACT).

Doctoral defence: Charlotte Stormbom

FM Charlotte Stormbom will defend her doctoral thesis Friday, 12 February, 2021 at 1 pm.

The thesis is entitled Gendered language in flux: The use of epicene pronouns in EFL and ELF writing. Apart from the candidate’s lectio praecursoria in Swedish, the discussion will be in English.

The opponent is Professor Anna Mauranen, University of Helsinki, and the chair is Professor Tuija Virtanen-Ulfhielm.

You are welcome to follow the event online using this link:
Meeting ID: 6120 918 0922

A link to the online version of the thesis can be found here: