Tiina Eilittä

Postdoctoral researcher

Languages and Literature
Faculty of Humanities

Tiina Eilittä

I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Research Council of Finland funded project AIDA: Action and Intersubjectivity in the Digital Age. I study how immersive virtual reality could be utilised in different types of collaboration tasks. My research focuses on the participants' linguistic and embodied conduct, and how the participants adapt their interactional practices to the virtual environment over extended time periods. My research data consists of video recordings collected in virtual reality environments. The main language in my data is Finnish. The research method I use is conversation analysis.

In 2018–2024, I worked as a doctoral researcher in the research project iTask: Linguistic and embodied features of interactional multitasking, funded by the Eudaimonia Institute. In my thesis, I used conversation analysis to study the interaction between adults and children in busy everyday situations where multiple activities take place simultaneously. I examined the interactional practices that children use when summoning adults at moments when the adults are busy with other involvements. My research data consisted of video recordings of interaction in families and early childhood education, collected in Finland and the UK.

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029 448 3273

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Room HUM318
Erkki Koiso-Kanttilan katu 1
FI-90570 Oulu

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Research Unit for Languages and Literature
Faculty of Humanities
P.O.Box 1000
FI-90014 University of Oulu