Members A-K
Members of CoCoLaC: A to K
Riikka Ala-Risku

Areas of interest:

  • literary multilingualism and translingualism
  • Italian dialects and Romance minority languages
  • Italian contemporary literature and literary translation
Clara Baratti

Areas of interest:

  • Experimental linguistics
  • Multilingualism
  • French language
  • French as a foreign language
  • Applied linguistics
  • Phonetics
  • Pragmatics
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Language disorder
  • Speech impairment

Doctoral research project:

French as a foreign language: The case of linking by Finnish-speaking learners of French

Lois Atanes Barciela

Areas of interest:

  • pragmatics
  • discourse analysis
  • discourse studies
  • philosophy of language
  • politics
  • political philosophy
Angela Bartens

Areas of interest:

  • Language contacts including creole languages
  • Sociolinguistics and the Sociology of Language
  • Language Policy and Planning
  • Critical Discourse Analysis
  • Spanish and Portuguese Morphosyntax
Mélanie Buchart

Areas of interest:

  • Didactics of French as a Foreign Language
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Language Policies
Mélanie Buchart's latest publications
Lili Carrión-Peña

Areas of interest:

My doctoral research project is: “Rasgos morfosintácticos del español coloquial andino contemporáneo: Entre lo escrito y lo hablado, RAMECAC-EH. ("The morphosyntactic features of current Spanish spoken in the region of the Andes - in written and oral language use" - Andien alueen nykyisen espanjan puhekielen morfosyntaktiset piirteet: puhutussa ja kirjoitetussa kielessä)”

Other areas of interest are: Pragmatics of Spanish, interlanguage and intercultural communication; Spanish politeness; Colloquial Spanish (pronunciation, lexicon and morphosyntax); E-Learning (teaching); Spanish foreign /second language acquisition and its pedagogical teaching; New technologies in the Spanish language teaching and its influence on Colloquial Spanish.

Lili Carrión-Peña's latest publications
Gaïdig Dubois

Areas of interest:

  • cognitive linguistics
  • construction grammar
  • contrastive linguistics
  • preposition, case and verb semantics
  • grammaticalization
Gaïdig Dubois's latest publications
Jordina Frago

Areas of interest:

  • Grammar teaching
  • Teaching methods
  • Foreign language teaching and acquisition
  • Cognitive Linguistics
Hans Giessen

Areas of interest:

  • production of texts and media (applied – journalism etc. – and theoretical in research about media-adequateness of publications in different media)
  • history of language(s)
  • (historical) semantics (Michel Bréal)
  • pragmatics
  • media linguistics
  • literature and media analysis
  • media effects
  • E-Learning

 

Flavia Girardo

Areas of interest:

  • Linguistics
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Teaching Portuguese as Additional language
  • Portuguese Language

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anton Granvik

Areas of interest:

  • Diachrony and contrastive analysis of (Ibero)Romance languages
  • Grammaticalisation and lexicalisation
  • Prepositions and prepositional locutions
  • Polysemy, synonymy, and so-called alternations
  • Functional and Cognitive Linguistics
  • Construction Grammar
Anton Granvik's latest publications
Mikko Haule

Areas of interest:

  • contrastive linguistics
  • text linguistics
  • subjectivity
  • expression of cause
  • French and Finnish causal connectives and their translation equivalents
Erkki Hollo

Areas of interest:

  • Germanic studies
  • Enlightenment
  • European (continental) cultural history
Tuuli Holttinen

Areas of interest:

  • interlanguage and cross-cultural pragmatics
  • sociolinguistics
  • second/foreign language acquisition
  • politeness
  • speech acts
  • addressing
Irma Hyvärinen

 

 

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Juhani Härmä

Areas of interest:

Diachronic linguistics and the history of the French language; French as a lingua franca in Finland; research on historical letters; interaction, dialogue and terms of address in older written materials

Juhani Härmä's latest publications
Ciro Imperato

Areas of interest:

One of my main interests concerns the polysemy of light verbs in general, and particularly the verbs expressing transfer and the wide range of metaphorical meanings associated to them.  I have focused on the comparison between Italian and Finnish verbs seeking to evaluate possibilities of a cognitive linguistic-based analysis to be applied to contrastive purposes of Italian light verbs, e.g. dare, mettere, portare, prendere, togliere and their Finnish counterparts. 

I am also interested in examining the effectiveness of an explanatory approach based on cognitive linguistics (theories of embodiment, image schemas, force dynamics) in order to teach the different metaphorical extensions of the above mentioned verbs and other verb constructions to Finnish-speaking students.

Ciro Imperato's latest publications
Johanna Isosävi

Areas of interest:

My post doctoral research project “Finnish and French politeness” is funded by the Finnish Kone foundation 2017–19. My other areas of research interests include forms of address, and verbal violence.

Claudia Jeltsch

Areas of interest:

Sociolinguistics; Intercultural / transcultural pragmatics and communication; Identity research; Comparative linguistics (German - Finnish); Multilingualism; Corpus linguistics

Claudia Jeltsch's latest publications
Ilpo Kempas

Areas of interest:

Spanish and other Romance languages, verbal and prepositional syntax, contrastive grammar

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Jarmo Korhonen

Areas of interest:

Phraseology, lexicography and historicals syntax of German: see project „HSVW – Historisch syntaktisches Verbwörterbuch des Deutschen“,  https://histvw.wordpress.com/

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Anne Koskinen

Areas of interest:

The focus areas of my transdisciplinary research (in German: Bildkonstitution und Kunstkommunikation: Analysen zur visuellen Sinnstiftung im Kontinuum von Alltag und Kunst) are situated at the intersection of aesthetics, visual arts, and German philology:

  • German language in visual arts and communicating about visual arts
  • German as a language of image studies and philosophy of art
  • hermeneutics, phenomenology, everyday aesthetics
  • images, image-making, and the visual constitution of meaning in the continuum of everyday life and art
  • multimodality, especially in the visual arts
  • transgenerational communication
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Sabine Kraenker

Areas of interest:

  • Contemporary French literature, autobiography, diary, personal correspondence
  • Representations of Japan in modern French literature
  • Representations of the Second World War in French cinema and literature
  • Ordinary writing (diaries, letters) from men who did their military service in Algeria in the fifties and sixties
Sabine Kraenker's latest publications
Anta Kursiša

Areas of interest:

  • German as a Foreign Language
  • Multi-/plurilingualism
  • Cross-linguistic interaction and receptive competence
  • L2-motivation
Aino Kärnä

Areas of interest:

History of grammar, History of Learning, Grammaticography, European Grammars, Renaissance Grammars, Humanism in Europe, Parts of Speech, Adverbs in Grammars, Particles in Grammars

Aino Kärnä's latest publications