Hanna Limatius

Grant-Funded Researcher

School of Marketing and Communication, Communication Studies

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My main research interests include digital discourse studies, the language of social/digital media, discourse and gender, and corpus linguistics.


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Doctoral dissertation (OA version)

Limatius, H. (2020). Communities of Empowerment: Exploring the Discourse Practices of Plus-Size Fashion Bloggers. Tampere: PunaMusta Oy, Tampere University. http://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-952-03-1489-7


Peer-reviewed journal articles

Limatius, H. (2020). "I think she's truly beautiful": Celebrity, gender and body positivity in plus-size fashion blogs'. Participations: Journal of Audience and Reception Studies 17 (2).

Limatius, H. (2019) "We portray OURSELVES": The empowerment potential of fashion blogging for plus-size women. Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 119 (2).

Limatius, H. (2019). "I'm a fat bird and I just don't care": A corpus-based analysis of body descriptors in plus-size fashion blogs. Discourse, Context & Media, 31. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dcm.2019.100316

Limatius, H. (2017). "There really is nothing like pouring your heart out to a fellow fat chick": Constructing a body positive blogger identity in plus-size fashion blogs. Token: A Journal of English Linguistics, volume 6.

Limatius, H. (2016). "A world of beautiful fat babes:" Community-building practices in plus-size fashion blogs. Language@Internet, 13, article 4

Book chapters

Limatius, H. (2020). Fat acceptance or body positivity? A discourse-based investigation of plus-size fashion blogging and social movements. Movement and Change in Literature, Language, and

Society, eds. Joel Kuortti & Sirkku Ruokkeinen. Academia Philosophical Studies 65, Academia Verlang within Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft.

Tyrkkö, J. & Limatius, H. (2019).  "When Did I Do Dangerous Driving Then?": Structures and Functions of Formula One Race Radio Messages. In Corpus Approaches to the Language of Sports, eds. Marcus Callies and Magnus Levin. http://dx.doi.org/10.5040/9781350088238.ch-006

Limatius, H. (2018). "Fat, curvy or plus-size? A corpus-linguistic approach to identity construction in plus-size fashion blogs." In In Search of Meaning: Literary, Linguistic, and Translational Approaches to Communication, eds. Hanne Juntunen, Kirsi Sandberg and Kübra M. Kocaba?, Tampere University https://trepo.tuni.fi/handle/10024/104696