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New Chinese Language Lecturer Hui Shi: “Language Opens Doors to a New Way of Thinking”


It has been possible to study Chinese language as a major subject at the University of Turku since 2021. The subject was recently strengthened with a new lecturer, Dr Hui Shi. The Chinese language department places special emphasis on the competence and skills needed in professional life and in various expert professions. The aim is that the students have a diverse understanding of the Chinese language and culture.

Sociality of an artificial agent and conversation analysis


16.11.2021 at 14.15 - 15.45
Nicolas Rollet will talk about human-robot interaction and how it can be approached with conversation analysis.Nicolas Rollet works at Paris Télécom, Institut Polytechnique de Paris. He holds a PhD in language sciences (ILPGA, Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3, 2012), and he has specialized in the study of...

Material text seminar III


17.11.2021 at 16.00 - 18.00
The Material Text Research Forum (MTRF) is an initiative focusing on bringing together researchers from different backgrounds to explore ‘material text’ in live and online meetings.Our third seminar is held via Zoom on 17 November 2021, 16.00–18.00 EET (UTC+2). The Zoom link will be sent to...

The Language Specialist Degree Programme

The Language Specialist Degree Programme KIAS is one of the three MA degree programmes in the School of Languages and Translation Studies at Turku. KIAS offers a broad and flexible programme that can be adapted to suit each individual student’s career plans.

Research at the School of Languages and Translation Studies

The School of Languages and Translation Studies is an expert organisation whose members specialise in multidisciplinary research on language systems, the present and past phenomena of individual languages and the general features of human language. Our researchers participate in the various thematic collaborations of the University of Turku: digital futures; cultural memory and social change; children, young people and learning; health, diagnostics and drug development; sea and maritime studies.