Tiina Räisänen

PhD, with title of docent
University Lecturer

Languages and Literature
Faculty of Humanities

My research focuses on professional communication and discourse in various working life settings, especially in business. I am interested in how professionals as language learners and users get their job done by using various communicative resources, how they construct identities at work and socialize into the global working life. I am particularly interested in the use of English as Business Lingua Franca in multinational companies and start-ups. In my research I apply sociolinguistics, discourse studies, multimodal interaction analysis and ethnography.

Research interests

  • professional communication and discourse
  • workplace interaction
  • intercultural business communication
  • English as a lingua franca
  • multilingualism
  • language and identity

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Contact information



Visiting address

Linnanmaa, room TÄ309
Erkki Koiso-Kanttilan katu 1
90570 Oulu

Postal address

Research Unit of Languages and Literature, English
P.O. Box 1000
FI-90014 University of Oulu