Master's Theses

Master's Theses within the Department of Languages related to our research areas:

Aho, Sanna 2004. The portrayal of the English language and the English-speaking cultures in the English textbook series In Touch and English Update.

Bergroth, Ulla-Maija 2007. Finnish professionals with limited English proficiency: a study of language attitudes and language use.

Grönlund, Eerika 2010. EFL smalltalk in the workplace: Role, challenges and language training.

Haaranen, Anne 2006. The impact of cultural globalisation on English textbooks series Culture Café and In Touch.

Hartikainen, Laura-Maarit 2009. Pedagogical and social functions of code-switching in EFL classrooms.

Hietanen, Elina 2004. The English language in television commercials broadcast in Finland: A study on the ways of using English and the reception of viewers.

Hujala, Ella 2009. English as a lingua franca in the workplace: one-size-fits all? In search for a deeper understanding of Finnish speakers of ELF.

Hujo, Marja 2010. “Ja mikäs pakana toi innovaation o” – The role of English in the Finnish countryside, as seen by three generations.

Hurskainen, Pekka 2009. Second language interaction as repositioning: identity construction and intergroup attitudes.

Huttunen, Emmi 2009. English in Finnish teenager’s lives.

Huusko, Martti 2008. English as a common corporate language in a multinational company.

Hämäläinen, Riitta-Liisa 2008. Text type distinctions and variation in English of software engineering.

Härkönen, Mari-Annukka 2005. The ’value’ and ’meaning’ of the English language in Finland in newspapers in the early 2000’s.

Jalava, Inka 2011. The role of the English language in the integration of refugees into Finnish society.

Jousmäki, Henna 2006. The use of English in the construction of Christian youth identities in a Finnish youth magazine.

Kankkunen, Taru 2005. The use of English in Finnish television advertising.

Kokko, Jonna 2011. Linguistic resources in flux: a case study of Finnish migrants in Belgium.

Kotiranta, Maria 2011. Representations and images of Finnish universities on their official webpages: a multimodal discourse analytical study.

Laamanen, Laura 2004. CMC Features in Lingua Franca e-mail Messages.

Lehtonen, Anna-Maija 2004. English in internal company communication. The employees’ views, attitudes and competences.

Linnakylä, Anna 2010. Learning English informally through authentic literacy practices: A case study of Finnish 8th grade students.

Luoto, Katariina 2009. Global Mobility and Languages as Capital: Perceptions on Language Resources among Kenyan Degree Students in Finland.

Lähteenkorva, Anu 2010. Finnish EFL textbooks and socially situated literacies.

Malessa, Eva 2011. Friend or foe? Attitudes to and beliefs about English in Finland expressed by Finnish as a second language learners.

Mehto, Sanna 2008. Rapport management in directive-response sequences in the EFL classroom.

Minkkinen, Hanna 2011. Competitive overlap in native Finnish and English everyday conversation.

Mäkinen, Eeva 2008. Corrections of non-native student errors in an EFL classroom.

Mäyrä, Tuija 2008. The use of English in the advertisements of a Finnish business magazine.

Määttä, Mira 2005. The role of the English language and the Finnish background in intercultural business communication competence (IBCC). Perceptions of Finnish business people.

Paakkinen, Terhi 2005. English on the Finnish web pages – representations of Finnish towns and municipalities.

Peuronen, Saija 2008. Bilingual practices in an online community: codeswitching and language mixing in community and identity construction at www.godspeed.fi.

Pohjanen, Päivi 2007. "No better, no worse - but definitely different": presentation of target cultures in two English textbook-series for Finnish secondary school children.

Raatikainen, Leena 2009. "HEIPPAHEI KAIKKI SWEETHEARTSIT": Bilingual practices in community and identity construction on the Finnish online discussion forum HIMa.

Rautiainen, Miikka 2005. The display of social identity in subcultural media: Constructing social boundaries through border-setting.

Reini, Jemina 2008. The functions of teacher’s language choice and code-switching in EFL classroom discourse.

Ruuska, Petteri 2011. IRC conversation. Aspects of turn-taking and sequence structure on Internet Relay Chat. Sivuaineen tutkielma.

Siitari, Minna 2008. The use of different style variants and style shifting and their functions in the speech of an EFL teacher.

Sorsa, Taina 2007. Student participation in the IRF-structure.

Timofeeva, Ekaterina 2007. Towards localization of anglicisms: a data-driven analysis of anglicisms on the Best Western Italia website.

Tirri, Jenni 2011. Towards intelligibility and shared understanding: Co-construction of meaning in EFL interaction.

Tolvanen, Emilia 2004. The use of English in magazine advertisements targeted to Finnish teenagers.

Turunen, Nina 2007. Nature of EFL conversation in classroom and net-based learning environment.

Varrio, Hanna 2006. From values of the local to values of the global: the moral values and their change in some Finnish middle and comprehensive school English textbooks between 1952 and 2004.

Viitamäki, Minna 2003. The functions of English in Advertising in Finland.

Virkkula, Tiina 2006. Stay abroad and foreign language users' identity construction.

Westinen, Elina 2007. "Buuzzia, Budia ja hyvää ghettobootya" - The Construction of hip hop identities in Finnish rap lyrics through English and language mixing.

Yletyinen, Hanna 2004. The functions of codeswitching in EFL classroom discourse.