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Perspectives on the Americanisation of Australian English : A Sociolinguistic Study of Variation

Minna Korhonen

This dissertation is a mixed methods study of the alleged Americanisation of Australian English as it is perceived by the speakers and evinced in their language use. The study is based on sociolinguistic interview material collected in the small country town of Blayney in New South Wales, with participants from three age groups (adolescent, middle-aged and older speakers). Alongside spea...

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Disputationen: 27.7.2017

Visual Collective Memory : A Social Representations Approach

Eemeli Hakoköngäs

Collective memory refers to a practice in which social conceptions about a common past are used to build and maintain togetherness and group identity in the present and for the future. Social representations of history describe the contents of collective memory. The present dissertation focuses on social representations of history and collective memory from the perspective of their visua...

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Disputationen: 28.7.2017

Dissipation of herbicides in surface soils and subsurface sediment slurries and development of treatment methods

Kaisa Kerminen

The wide use of pesticides has led to the contamination of soils, subsoils, surface and ground waters. This motivated research on pesticide dissipation and remediation of pesticide contaminated soils and groundwater. The herbicide dissipation was studied in boreal surface soils, subsurface sediment slurries and pilot-scale sediment columns. The sediments were from a groundwater area that...

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Disputationen: 4.8.2017

Neuropathic pain: amygdaloid stress as culprit and cortical stimulation as treatment

Boriss Sagalajev

Despite extensive research on the mechanisms of nociceptive pain, little is known about the processes that lead to neuropathic pain development. As one of the most severe and drug-resistant forms of chronic pain, neuropathic pain represents a major burden for patients, their families, and society. Therefore, new insights into the pathophysiology of neuropathic pain are needed. The amygda...

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Disputationen: 4.8.2017

Changes in leisure-time physical activity, functioning, work disability and retirement : a follow-up study among employees

Ansku Holstila

Physical inactivity is a significant risk factor for non-communicable diseases. It has also been associated with a decline in functioning and a higher risk of work disability. However, there is limited evidence concerning the causes and consequences of changes in physical activity. Most Finnish adults of working age do not meet the recommendations for health-enhancing physical activity, ...

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Disputationen: 11.8.2017

RESPONSE DIVERSITY FOR CLIMATE-RESILIENT FORAGE CROPS

Hanna Mäkinen

Climate change is characterized by uncertainty in climate and increasing variability in weather. In addition to traditional ‘predict and adapt’ approaches of preparing for projected average long-term change in climate, approaches addressing adaptive capacity and system resilience are required. Diversity is associated with enhanced stability and resilience in the face of climate change. H...

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Disputationen: 11.8.2017

PRIMARY SCLEROSING CHOLANGITIS FROM CHILDHOOD TO ADULT AGE: RISK FACTORS, MONITORING AND OUTCOME

Andrea Tenca

This thesis includes two studies conducted in a paediatric and two studies conducted in an adult primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) population. The common denominator was endoscopic retrograde cholangiography (ERC) with brush cytology that was performed in all patients. The aims were to: i) identify the possible environmental risk factors (Study I) and report the long-term outcome (Stu...

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Disputationen: 11.8.2017

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AGGREGAATTORIT ÄÄNITTEIDEN DIGITAALISESSA JAKELUSSA Tekijänoikeuslainsäädännön ja verotuksen näkökulmasta

Laine, Annina / 27.04.2017

AGGREGAATTORIT ÄÄNITTEIDEN DIGITAALISESSA JAKELUSSA Tekijänoikeuslainsäädännön ja verotuksen näkökulmasta Laine, Annina Tiivistelmä/Referat – Abstract Internet ja digitaalitekniikan kehitys on mullistanut musiikkialaa merkittävästi ja huomattava osa äänitteistä siirtyy nykyään kuuntelijalle digitaalisessa muodossa. Kuluttajille äänitemarkkinoiden digitalisoituminen merkitsee, että mus...

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Kartellivahingon määrän todistaminen vahingonkorvausoikeudenkäynnissä

Korhonen, Sofie / 27.04.2017

Kartellivahingon määrän todistaminen vahingonkorvausoikeudenkäynnissä Korhonen, Sofie Tiedekunta/Osasto Fakultet/Sektion – Faculty Oikeustieteellinen tiedekunta Laitos/Institution– Department Tekijä/Författare – Author Sofie Korhonen Työn nimi / Arbetets titel – Title Kartellivahingon määrän todistaminen vahingonkorvausoikeudenkäynnissä Oppiaine /Läroämne – Subject Oikeustalo...

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The Patent Economics of Synthetic Biology

Bützow, Alexander / 27.04.2017

The Patent Economics of Synthetic Biology Bützow, Alexander Kyseinen työ tutkii uutta bioteknologian muotoa, synteettistä biologiaa, ja sen suhdetta eurooppalaiseen immateriaalioikeuteen, erityisesti patenttioikeuteen. Tutkielman keskeiset kysymykset koskevat sen selvittämisestä, onko 1) synteettisen biologian keksinnöt systeemisesti soveltumattomia nykyiseen patenttioikeuteen, ja 2...

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Vastuun rajoittaminen asianajotoimeksiantosopimukseen perustuvan vastuunhallinnan keinona

Sotamaa, Rasmus / 27.04.2017

Vastuun rajoittaminen asianajotoimeksiantosopimukseen perustuvan vastuunhallinnan keinona Sotamaa, Rasmus Asianajajan mahdollisuuksiin rajata vastuutaan on perinteisesti suhtauduttu varovaisen torjuvasti niin Suomessa kuin muissakin Pohjoismaissa. Torjuvan suhtautumisen perusteet on usein liitetty asianajotoiminnan erityiseen luonteeseen. Vastuunrajoitukset on nähty erityisesti asianaja...

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