Research contacts and cooperation

Our research team in Jyväskylä is a member of a research consortium on Language and Superdiversity (InCoLaS). The consortium aims at creating a European platform for advanced research in sociolinguistics. It lays the foundations for a strong and prominent European node in an emerging worldwide network of scholarship on multilingualism in the context of globalization.

The consortium engages in retheorization of sociolinguistic diversity, seeks joint funding for, develops and conducts comparative, complementary and collaborative research ventures on sociolinguistic diversity in selected everyday, educational, and media contexts.

International Consortium for the Study of Language and Superdiversity (InCoLaS)

Karel Arnaut | Interculturalism, Migration and Minorities Research Centre, KU Leuven, Belgium
Jan Blommaert, Max Spotti, Piia Varis, Jef van der Aa | Tilburg University, The Netherlands
David Parkin | University of Oxford, UK
Martha Sif Karrebæk, Lian Malai Madsen, Janus Spindler Møller | University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Angela Creese, Adrian Blackledge and Marilyn Martin-Jones | University of Birmingham, UK
Robert Moore | University of Pennsylvania
Sirpa Leppänen, Samu Kytölä, Henna Jousmäki, Saija Peuronen, Elina Westinen | University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Ben Rampton, Roxy Harris | King’s College, London, UK
Christopher Stroud | University of Western Cape
Cécile B. Vigouroux | Simon Fraser University


  • Mariza Georgalou, PhD, Department of Linguistics & English Language, Lancaster University, UK (Visiting Doctoral Researcher, October 2013 - April 2014)
  • Annaliina Gynne, PhD Candidate, School of Education, Culture and Communication, Mälardalen University, Sweden (Visiting Doctoral Researcher, January - May 2014)
  • Heather Lotherington, Professor, Faculty of Education, York University, Canada (Visiting Researcher, March 2014)

Other contacts and collaboration

  • Sue Wright, Professor, School of Languages and Area Studies, University of Portsmouth
  • Andreas Stæhr, PhD, Center for sociolingvistiske sprogforandringsstudier, University of Copenhagen
  • Thomas Rørbeck Nørreby, PhD, Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics, University of Copenahgen