Heli Paulasto is University Lecturer in English Linguistics at the University of Eastern Finland (UEF). She specializes in English contact linguistics, dialectology and sociolinguistics, and is the author of Welsh English Syntax: Contact and Variation (2006) and co-author of English and Celtic in Contact (2008).Lea Meriläinen is a Post-Doctoral Researcher in English Linguistics at UEF. Her work focuses on second language acquisition, cross-linguistic influence, learner corpus research, and the interface between learner English and World Englishes. She is the author of Language Transfer in the Written English of Finnish Students (2010).Helka Riionheimo is University Lecturer of Finnish Language at UEF. Her main academic interests are contact linguistics, dialectology, sociolinguistics, and language endangerment and attrition. Her publications include a monograph on the contact of Ingrian Finnish and Estonian (2007) and articles in various journals, such as Studies in Language and Multilingua.Maria Kok is a PhD student in Finnish Language at UEF. Her research interests involve grammaticalization studies, historical syntax of the Finnic languages, the history and ergonomics of grammar traditions, and the teaching of Finnish as a second language.