18.02.2015

Arja Piirainen-Marsh

 

FT
Professor

Consultation hour: By appointment   
Room Ag D323.3
Tel. +358 40 805 3221
E-mail: arja.piirainen-marsh(at)jyu.fi

Arja

 


Research areas

  • Discourse and conversation analysis
  • Classroom interaction (classroom, broadcast media)
  • Bilingual language use
  • Additional language learning

My research has focused on discourse and interaction in media, educational and everyday settings. The main interest has been on the use of English in international and second language interaction and, more recently, bilingual or plurilingual practices within the social organisation of activities. Ongoing projects include the relationship between interactional practices and the social order of classroom talk and gaming as a site for social activity and situated learning.

Projects

Game-playing as a site for social activity, multilingual practices and situated learning (Academy of Finland, 2009–2010)

Selected publications

Articles in refereed international journals

Leppänen, S., Nikula, T., Pitkänen-Huhta, A., Piirainen-Marsh, A. & Peuronen, S. (forthcoming). Young people’s translocal new media uses: a multiperspective analysis of language choice and heteroglossia.  Journal of Computer Mediated Communication.

Leppänen, S. &  Piirainen-Marsh, A.  (2009). Language policy in the making: an analysis of bilingual gaming activities. Language Policy 8 (3), 261–284.

Blommaert, J., Kelly-Holmes, H., Lane, P., Leppänen, S., Moriarty, M., Pietikäinen, S. & Piirainen-Marsh, A. 2009. Media, multilingualism and language policing: An Introduction. Language Policy 8 (3), 203–207.

Piirainen-Marsh, A. & Tainio, L. 2009a. Prosodic repetition as a resource for participation in the activity of playing a video game.  Modern Language Journal 93 (2), 153–169.

Piirainen-Marsh, A. & Tainio, L. 2009b. Collaborative game-play as a site for participation and situated learning of second language. Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research 53(2), 167–183.

Piirainen-Marsh, A. 2005. Managing adversarial questioning in broadcast interviews. Journal of Politeness Research: Language, Behaviour, Culture 1 (2), 193–218. 

Piirainen-Marsh, A. & Koskela, H. 2000. Collective participation as a resource in multiparty multicultural broadcast interactions. Issues in Applied Linguistics 11, 2. 243–272.

Articles in refereed edited collections and conference proceedings

Piirainen-Marsh, A. 2008. Koodinvaihto kontekstivihjeenä videopelitilanteissa. [Code-switching as a contextualization cue in game-play]. In Leppänen, S., T. Nikula

& L. Kääntä (eds.). Kolmas kotimainen. Lähikuvia englannin käytöstä Suomessa. Helsinki: SKS.

Piirainen-Marsh, A. & Tainio, L. 2007. Toisto vuorovaikutteisena keinona oppia toista kieltä [Repetition as an interactional resource in learning a second language]. In O-P. Salo, T. Nikula & P. Kalaja (eds.), Kieli oppimisessa - Language in learning. AFinLA Yearbook 65, 157–182.

Piirainen-Marsh, A. 2002. On identity and membership in multicultural broadcast interaction. In David C. S. Li (Ed.) Discourses in search of members. Lanham, Maryland:  University Press of America, 393–422. 

Piirainen-Marsh, A. 2000. Interjections and the institutionality of broadcast talk. In Coulthard, M., J. Cotterill and F. Rock (eds.), Dialogue Analysis VII: Working with dialogue. Selected papers from the 7th IADA Confererence Birmingham 1999. Tubingen: Niemeyer, 93106.

Piirainen-Marsh, A. 1998. Meaning and the social context. Notes on the pragmatics of cross-linguistic and cross-cultural intelligibility. In J. Fisiak (ed.), Festschrift for Kari Sajavaara. Studia Anglica Posnaniensia XXXIII, 333342.

Piirainen-Marsh, A. 1995. Kasvot, kieli ja oppija. (Face, language and the learner). In M-R. Luukka, P. Kalaja & A. Mielikäinen (eds.), Kielten kuulossa. (Proceedings of the 1995 Finnish Conference of Linguistics), Language Centre for Finnish Universities, 213224.

Piirainen-Marsh, A. 1994. Kielenoppijan puhe tutkimuksen kohteena. (On the study of learner talk). In L. Laurinen and Luukka, M-R. (eds.), AFinLA Yearbook 52. Jyväskylä: AfinLA, 211236.

Piirainen-Marsh, A. 1992. Managing impositions in NS-NNS conversations. Finlance Vol. XI, 3655. Language Centre for Finnish Universities.

Piirainen-Marsh, A. 1991. The handling of impositions in native-non-native conversations. In K. Sajavaara, D. Marsh & T. Keto (eds.), Communication and Discourse across Cultures and Languages. AFInLA Yearbook. Jyväskylä: AFinLA (Finnish Association of Applied Linguistics), 139155.

Piirainen-Marsh, A. 1989. Aspects of lecture discourse. In J. Arabski (ed.), On Foreign Language Learning. Wroclav: Ossolineum, 163174.

Piirainen-Marsh, A.  & Marsh, D. 1989. Problems with research into cross-cultural communication. In J. Niemi (ed.), Papers from the 11th Scandinavian Conference of Linguistics Vol I. University of Joensuu,  480490.

Kuure, L. & Piirainen-Marsh, A. 1988, Between spoken and written language: features of discourse in foreign language learner expository writing. In Ö. Dahl (ed.), Papers from the Ninth Scandinavian Conference of Linguistics, Stockholm, January 9-11, 1986. Institute of Linguistics, University of Stockholm, 183193.

Monographs

Face in Second Language Conversation. Studia Philologica Jyväskyläensia 37. University of Jyväskylä Press.

Edited collections

Pietikäinen, S., Piirainen-Marsh, A. & Shohamy, E. (eds.) (2009) Media, multilingualism and language policing.  Special Issue of Language Policy 8 (3).

Sajavaara, K. and A. Piirainen-Marsh (eds.) 2000a, Kieli, diskurssi & yhteisö. (Language, discourse & society). Centre for Applied Language Studies, University of Jyväskylä.  

Sajavaara, K. and A. Piirainen-Marsh (eds.) 2000b. Näkökulmia soveltavaan kielentutkimukseen.  (Perspectives on Applied Language Studies). Centre for Applied Language Studies, University of Jyväskylä.

Sajavaara, K. and A. Piirainen-Marsh (eds.) 1999, Kielen oppimisen ja opettamisen kysymyksiä. (Questions on Language teaching and learning). Centre for Applied Language Studies, University of Jyväskylä. 

Other scientific publications

Koskela, H. & A. Piirainen-Marsh 2001. Harvey Sacks ja keskusteluntutkimuksen perinne. In Dufva, H. & M. Lähteenmäki (toim). Kielentutkimuksen klassikoita. Jyväskylä: Soveltavan kielentutkimuksen keskus, 257–280.

Piirainen-Marsh, A. & A. Huhta 2000. Soveltava kielentutkimus ja tutkimuksen peruskysymykset. (Some fundamental questions in applied language research). In K.Sajavaara & A. Piirainen-Marsh 2000b (eds.).

Piirainen-Marsh, A. 1996. Puhe ja toiminta seminaarinäyttämöllä. (Talk and activity in a research seminar). In K. Sajavaara, M-R. Luukka & L. Laurinen (eds.), Seminaaridiskurssi - diskursseja seminaarista. Jyväskylä: Centre for Applied Language Research, 85125.

Piirainen-Marsh, A. 1986. Huomioita luentomonologin diskurssirakenteesta. (Observations on the structure of lecture monologue). In K. Sajavaara (ed.), Openings. Reports from the Department of English, University of Jyväskylä No 9, 125138.