Tiina Eilittä

Tiina Eilittä

MA

Doctoral Researcher
English Philology

Biography

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 naturally occurring family interactions at homes and in cars, recorded in Finland and the UK.

Research interests

  • Conversation Analysis
  • Interactional Linguistics
  • Interaction and multitasking
  • Adult-child interaction

Conference presentations and posters

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.

Publications

Eilittä, T. (2018). Responses to attention-drawing devices in multiactivity situations. (Master's Thesis, University of Oulu).

Social media

Research groups

  • Doctoral Researcher, iTask: Linguistic and embodied features of interactional multitasking
  • COACT (Complexity of (inter)action and multimodal participation)