Researcher of the Month: Laura-Maija Suur-Askola


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Kielipankki – The Language Bank of Finland is a service for researchers using language resources. Laura-Maija Suur-Askola, student at the University of Jyväskylä, tells us about her research on the Suomi 24 Sentences Corpus.

Who are you?

I’m Laura-Maija Suur-Askola, student at the University of Jyväskylä, where I ’m majoring in Finnish language. My BA thesis was published in April 2017.

What is your research topic?

In my BA thesis I discuss the semantic prosody and discourses of the word ”poor” in the Suomi24 internet forum. My research questions are: What kind of semantic prosody does the word ”poor” have in the Suomi24 internet forum and with what sort of word choices is semantic prosody created? What kind of discourses can one find in the sentences about the poor?

How is your research related to Kielipankki?

The corpus data of my BA thesis was the Suomi 24 Sentences Corpus, that can be found in Kielipankki.

The FIN-CLARIN consortium consists of a group of Finnish universities along with CSC – IT Center for Science and the Institute for the Languages of Finland (Kotus). FIN-CLARIN helps the researchers in Finland to use, to refine, to preserve and to share their language resources. The Language Bank of Finland is the collection of services that provides the language materials and tools for the research community.

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