Mikko Laitinen, Jukka Tyrkkö, Daniel Sundberg

Many researchers at international linguistics and data conference

Researchers in linguistics at Linnaeus University Centre for Data Intensive Sciences and Applications presented papers and held workshops on subjects from big data to indefinite pronouns.

ICAME is short for International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English and is an international group of linguists and data scientists working to digitise English texts based on existing texts. At ICAME's annual conference, this year held in Neuchâtel in Switzerland on 1 to 5 June, a number of researchers from Linnaeus University Centre for Data Intensive Sciences and Applications participated.

  • Jukka Tyrkkö, professor at the department of languages, organised a workshop called Big data and the study of language and culture: Parliamentary discourse across time and space together with two colleagues.
  • Mikko Laitinen, professor of English linguistics, presented a paper on variation in indefinite pronouns in historical American English called Towards the inevitable demise of everybody? together with a pair of colleagues.
  • Associate professor Magnus Levin and senior lecturer Jenny Ström Herold at the department of languages presented echoic binomials in an English-German-Swedish perspective as a part of the Languages in time, time in languages: Phraseological perspectives workshop.
  • Mikko Laitinen, Jukka Tyrkkö, Magnus Levin, Alexander Lakaw, doctoral student in English linguistics, and Daniel Sundberg, doctoral student at the department of languages, presented a paper on the use of American English and British English in the Nordic context through the Nordic Tweet Stream.

Jukka Tyrkkö was also elected to the board of the conference, which next year will be held in Heidelberg in Germany.