Japanese, sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, linguistic anthropology, Japanese language pedagogy
Anthropological linguistics, sociolinguistics, language description and documentation, verbal argument structure, nominal classification, multilingualism research, Mande and Atlantic languages of West Africa in their multilingual ecologies, French in Africa
the lyric of the Troubadours, Trouvères and Goliards.
Some Key-words: Old Occitan, Old French, Mediaeval Latin, Strophes printanières, Natureingang, Semantics, Renaissance of the 12th century.
My doctoral thesis consists in the critical edition of eighteenth-century Spanish manuscripts. I have selected two subcorpus of manuscripts from Colombeia, the archive by General Francisco de Miranda (1750-1816). Using the traditional philological method, I carry out a comparative study of Peninsular Spanish and Creole Spanish of the eighteenth century.
German Philology, Contrastive Linguistics (Finnish-German), German as a Foreign Language, Multilingualism and Education, Phraseology, Translation Studies
Inter- and transcultural literature, migration studies, narratology and collective memory/identity
Radio play in Germany and in Finland, texts and production for different media, publications for different media, media in Germany, literature and media, journalism in the U.S. and in Germany, E-learning, DLL (Deutsch Lehren Lernen), pedagogy.
Keskeiset tutkimusintressit: nykyitalia (syntaksi, pragmatiikka), keskiranska (Jean Lodén ja Simon Bourgouinin käännökset), ranskalainen ja italialainen filologia.
Discourse analysis, expression of emotions, particularly hate speech in the context of computer mediated communication and social media. Reported speech and circulating discourses in the media. The relationship between written and oral communication, especially how media or fiction imitates oral discourse practices; dialogic discourse patterns in monological text production.
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