Research profile

The study of cultural and social interaction processes and linguistic interaction:

Globalization, migration, mobility and multiculturalism create multilingual settings and alter human relationships and communication in different contexts. This is an area of research that uses a linguistic approach to study cultural and social interaction processes.


International funding:

Interactionand Variation in Pluricentric Languages – Communicative Patterns in SwedenSwedish and Finland Swedish (2013–2020)

National funding:

Silence as Voice: Reempowering the disempowered in contemporary English literatures

Subject expression in Finnish and other Finnic languages

ArkiSyn Database of Finnish Conversational Discourse

Regional and social variation of Finnish prosody

Finnish internet as a language resource

Political media discourse: Genre transformations and hybridities

The study of the Middle Ages and the Modern Era, and changes in language and writing during periods of cultural transition:

The goal of this research is to explain the ways in which cultural transition periods influence language. The main focus is on the establishment of the status of native languages, and on the birth of standard languages.

National funding:

Modes and Networks of Book-Production in Late Medieval and Early Modern England: Wycliffite Texts in Manuscript and Print

Multilingualism in the Long Twelfth Century (2012–2015)

The study of language learning and teaching:

The study subjects are different types of language learners, and the learning processes of their mother tongue, second language or a foreign language in different settings. One of the strong development areas of research is the study of immigrants’ language learning.

International funding:

Language learning and social media: 6 key languages (2010-2012)

Subtitles and language learning, Lifelong Learning programme (2009–2012)

TIME: Translation Research Training. An Integrated and Intersectoral Model forEurope (2011–2014)

National funding:

Towards communicative competence: Acquisition of Swedish structure among Finnish learners

Grammatical and lexical research:

The study of grammar and lexicon produces structural descriptions of languages, glossaries, dictionaries, and other texts primarily to serve linguistic research and other disciplines. One of the main goals is to develop databases and tools that may be used to create research databases for the structural study of languages. Cognitive linguistics is the most recent opening in this dimension.

National funding:

Projectfor Finnish-Udmurt dictionary

Philological research:

Historiographical research focuses on the history of linguistics and the development of the discipline. The research is partly multidisciplinary, and it is produced in cooperation with collaborators from other fields.
National funding:

Publishing project of Codex Westh