Finlands Akademi  
Sökande / Kontakt person Frick, Maria
Organisation Uleåborgs universitet
Projektets titel Linguistic and bodily involvement in multicultural interactions
Beslutnr 324060
Beslutsdatum 24.05.2019
Finansierings period 01.09.2019 - 31.08.2023
Finansiering 480 000
Beskrivning av projektet
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.