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Johanna Isosävi

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My post doc project focuses on intercultural politeness, namely Finnish and French politeness, and is funded by the Finnish foundation Kone (2017–19). In my PhD (2010), I studied forms of address in French films and their translations into Finnish. Furthermore, I co-edited with Hanna Lappalainen the first book in Finnish to deal with address practices in 13 European languages (2015). I’ve also studied the opposite side of politeness, that is verbal violence in digital discourse.


SKY Journal of Linguistics


2016 - Present

Recent publications

  • Linguistic analysis of online conflicts: A case study of flaming in Smokahontas comment thread in YouTube

    • Lehti L
    • Isosävi J
    • Laippala V
    • et al.
  • Les stratégies d’adresse dans différents types de textes

    • Havu E
    • Isosävi J

Professional experience

Grant researcher, funded by Kone foundation

University of Helsinki

December 2016 - December 2019(3 years)

University Lecturer

University of Turku

August 2014 - July 2016(2 years)

University Lecturer

University of Helsinki Centre for Drug Research

January 2014 - July 2014(6 months)

University Lecturer

Turun yliopisto

August 2013 - December 2013(4 months)

University Lecturer

Helsingin yliopisto

September 2012 - December 2012(3 months)



Helsingin yliopisto

January 2005 - March 2010(5 years)

Co-authors (1)

  • Tassadit TOUMERT
  • Tuuli Holttinen
  • Camilla Wide