Marika Helisten

Doctoral Candidate

English Philology, Faculty of Humanities

In my doctoral dissertation I examine how participants organise activity transitions in social interaction. I use everyday interactions in English and Finnish as data, examined using conversation analysis. My focus is on participants’ multimodal practices for collaboratively accomplishing transitions between activities in two sequential environments: a) activity suspensions, i.e. transitions where participants temporarily suspend an ongoing activity (e.g. conversational storytelling) in service of another, locally emergent activity, and b) activity resumptions, i.e. transitions where participants return to the suspended activity. I currently work in the international research project Social Action Formats: Linguistic, Prosodic and Embodied Practices in Spoken English and Finnish (SAF), funded by the Academy of Finland.

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Viimeksi päivitetty: 11.11.2015