I am a doctoral researcher in the research project iTask: Linguistic and embodied features of interactional multitasking, funded by the Eudaimonia Institute. In my thesis, I use conversation analysis to study interaction between adults and children in busy everyday situations where multiple activities take place simultaneously. I am interested in examining the interactional practices that adults use when coordinating and organising multiple activities when children seek the adults' attention. My research data consist of video recordings of interaction in families and early childhood education, collected in Finland and the UK.
- Conversation Analysis
- Interactional Linguistics
- Interaction and multitasking
- Adult-child interaction
Conference presentations and posters
Eilittä, T., Haddington, P., & Vatanen, A. (2019). Family interactions in cars: The organisation of multiple activities and participation frameworks when children seek the driver's attention. Conference presentation at COACT Conference, 24-26 April 2019. University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland.
Eilittä, T. (2019). Monitoiminta ja huomion hakeminen lasten ja aikuisten välisessä vuorovaikutuksessa. Conference presentation at Keskusteluntutkimuksen päivät, 24-25 January 2019. University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland.
Eilittä, T. (2018). Multiactivity and attention-seeking in adult-child interaction. Conference presentation at NorDisCo 2018, 21-23 November 2018. Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark.
Eilittä, T. (2018). Participants' responses to attention-drawing devices in multiactivity situations. Poster presentation at International Conference of Conversation Analysis, 11-15 July 2018. University of Loughborough, Loughborough, UK.
Eilittä, T. (2018). Responses to attention-drawing devices in multiactivity situations. Seminar presentation at COACT Research Day, 16 March 2018. University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland.
Eilittä, T. (2018). Responses to attention-drawing devices in multiactivity situations. (Master's Thesis, University of Oulu).
- Doctoral Researcher, iTask: Linguistic and embodied features of interactional multitasking
- COACT (Complexity of (inter)action and multimodal participation)