Eeva Sippola

Eeva Sippola

University of Helsinki
Eeva Sippola

Eeva Sippola is Associate Professor of Ibero-American languages and cultures at the University of Helsinki (Finland). She has previously held positions at the University of Bremen (Germany) and Aarhus University (Denmark). Her research interests have a broad focus on contact linguistics and critical sociolinguistics, especially in the Hispanic world. She is the founding co-editor of the Journal of Postcolonial Linguistics and associate editor of the Journal of Ibero-Romance Creoles. Her academic work is guided by the principles of open science and cooperation.

Talk Information:

Rethinking Language Studies: Experiences from the Journal of Postcolonial Linguistics
April 1, 2022 | 9:00 AM

In this talk, I will present the Journal of Postcolonial Linguistics and discuss its aims. How do linguists rethink the ways of conceptualizing, studying and analyzing language in a postcolonial world? Levisen & Sippola (2019) define a double commitment: to study language and linguistic practices in postcolonial contexts and to engage critically with the way in which we do linguistics. Through illustrative examples, I will explore what this could mean for different subfields of language studies.


For further reading:

Levisen, C. & Sippola, E. (2019). Postcolonial Linguistics: The Editor's Guide to a New Interdiscipline.

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