Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Name Frick, Maria
Organisation OY
Project title
Linguistic and bodily involvement in multicultural interactions
Decision No. 324060
Decision date 24.05.2019
Funding period 01.09.2019 - 31.08.2023
Funding 480 000
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Project description
A great concern in the Finnish society is that of unequal involvement and the risk for marginalisation especially within migrant communities. In this project, we study multicultural interactions involving migrants and native Finnish speakers. Migrants’ possibilities to use their native languages are limited in the Finnish society, which leads into linguistic asymmetries in their everyday interactions. We conduct conversation analytic and discourse analytic studies of how people combine different languages and bodily resources to enhance their involvement in everyday face-to-face interactions and how their underlying ideologies and discourses may affect their social involvement in them. The results will deepen the understanding of multicultural interactions and migrants’ involvement in society, as well as the interplay of multilingual and multimodal resources in interaction.