SAMULI KAISLANIEMI

Postdoctoral Researcher

Postdoc in big data


PhD in English historical linguistics from Helsinki (2017). I work on Early Modern English letters and letter-writing, balancing on the threshold between manuscript studies and Big Data. I am interested in finding new sources for historical linguistics, especially in repurposing existing resources. In the field of Digital Humanities, this places me in the data-cleaning camp (rather than the algorithmically-savvy camp). As a linguist, I work on lexis from a historical sociolinguistic angle. As an archival and manuscript scholar, I have a keen interest in the materiality of letter-writing, from script-switching to letterlocking.