Maria Frick

Maria Frick


Adjunct Professor, University Lecturer
Title of Docent (adjunct professor)


My research field is interactional linguistics, and I have conducted studies in multilingual and multimodal interaction. I am currently interested in the way people negotiate small everyday decisions with their families and friends. Another current research interest is multilingual language use, code-switching. In these projects, we examine how words and grammar from two languages form new constructions, and how these constructions are used to perform social actions in interaction. I also have a small part in a project that studies interaction of people with ASD.

Research interests

  • language contacts, conversation analysis, multilingual practices, construction grammar

Research groups

  • PI, Social Interaction and Involvement
  • Oulu Autism Research Group