Research contacts and cooperation

Research contacts and co-operation


Research cooperation

Professor Jannis Androutsopoulos
Institut für Germanistik I & Institut für Medien und Kommunikation,
University of Hamburg, Germany

Dr. Elizabeth J. Erling
Faculty of Education and Language Studies, Department of Languages,
The Open University, UK

Professor Tarja Nikula
Centre for Applied Language Studies,
University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Professor Tope Omoniyi
School of Arts, University of Roehampton, London, UK

Professor Päivi Pahta
PLURAL, Centre for Language and Translation Studies,
University of Tampere, Finland

Professor Liisa Tainio
Research Unit of Cultural and Feminist Studies in Education,
University of Helsinki, Finland

Professor Sue Wright
School of Languages and Area Studies, University of Portsmouth, UK


Research networks

Max Planck working group on sociolinguistics and superdiversity
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  • Steven Vertovec, Peter van der Veer, David Parkin | Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic diversity, Göttingen, Germany
  • Jan Blommaert | Tilburg University, The Netherlands
  • Ben Rampton, Roxy Harris | King's College, London, UK
  • Adrian Blackledge, Angela Creese, Marilyn Martin-Jones | University of Birmingham, UK
  • Jens Normann Jørgensen, Martha Karrebaek | University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Sirpa Leppänen, Arja Piirainen-Marsh, Mika Lähteenmäki, Max Spotti | University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Collaborators outside Europe:

  • Nancy Hornberger | University of Pennsylvania, USA
  • Alastair Pennycook | University of Technology Sydney, Australia
  • Christopher Stroud | University of Western Cape, South Africa

The working group 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 working group 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.


Nordic citizens in knowledge society: literacy practices in transition
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  • Anne Pitkänen-Huhta | University of Jyväskylä, Finland
  • Sari Pöyhönen | Centre for Applied Language Studies, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
  • Lars Holm | Department of Education, Danish School of Education, Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Monica Axelsson | Department of Education in Languages and Language Development, Stockholm University, Sweden
  • Anne Golden | Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian studies, University of Oslo, Norway


Multilingualism as a problematic resource - FiDiPro

AILA Research Network on CLIL & immersion classrooms