Arja Piirainen-Marsh


Arja Piirainen-Marsh

Professor, FT
Tel: +358 40 80 53 221
Internal short number: 7215
Email: arja.piirainen-marsh(a)jyu.fi
Room: P 318


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.


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