Master of Arts
In my research I examine everyday interactions of Finns with Czech and Slovak immigrants in Finland. The focus of my doctoral thesis is on the multilingual and multimodal practices, which second language speakers use to form mutual understanding in face-to-face conversations. I am interested in investigating the role of bodily actions (such as hand gestures, gaze and facial expressions) in multilingual conversations, especially during code-switching, and in word search situations.
- Adjunct Professor Maria Frick (Main Supervisor)
- Assistant Professor Florence Oloff
- Professor Ad Backus
- Leinonen, I. (2021). Speaking and learning a second language in a pandemic: Why is face-to-face interaction so important? Blog "Science with Arctic Attitude", University of Oulu. Published 26.01.2021.
- Conversation analysis
- Multilingual interactions
- English as lingua franca
- SIIN (Social Interaction and Involvement)