My general field of research is multimodal social interaction in different types of everyday situations, ranging from foraging activities to interactions in class or at home. I examine how discourse participants deploy language, embodiment, artefacts and their surrounding context in the construction of actions and activities. In some of my research it is also relevant to examine how participants' actions in situ are influenced by their personal histories and discourses circulating the setting. I draw on conversation analysis, interactional linguistics and nexus analysis in my research.
I teach on all levels of basic, intermediate and advanced studies in English Philology, and supervise work on bachelor's, master's and doctoral theses.
Marjukka Käsmä (supervisor)
Matti Nikkilä (main supervisor)
Anne Ontero (supervisor)
Riikka Tumelius (supervisor)
Sirpa Vellonen-Myllylä (supervisor)