Category Archives: linguistics

The Perils of Science Speak

What would you say if you were worried about chemical X in your environment, and to reassure you, someone told you: Scientists finished their devious plot called project ABC, which looks at chemicals in our homes to see if they are … Continue reading

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Adapting to Happiness

Is happiness all it’s cracked up to be? I write about my reflections on happiness research in this piece which originally appeared in the cultural journal The Woolf: The Woolf’s resident scientist, Iida Ruishalme, approaches happiness from diverse angles, looking at how her ideas … Continue reading

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Shamelessly Serendipitous

This piece is about my journey as a writer from one language to another – from Finnish to English. It was originally published in The Woolf, a literary online publication in Switzerland, in their summer 2014 issue themed Exploitation. It’s about the linguistic exploitation of one’s mother tongue as a non-native writer. Continue reading

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