Kaisa Sofia Pietikäinen

Postdoctoral Fellow Kaisa Sofia Pietikäinen

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Department of Professional and Intercultural Communication
Language and Communication English as a lingua franca Intercultural Communication Multilingualism Conversation Analysis

Kaisa Pietikäinen joined the Norwegian School of Economics as Postdoctoral Fellow in 2018. She received her doctorate in English philology from the University of Helsinki in 2017 and holds a Master of Arts degree in Cross-Cultural Communication and Media from Newcastle University. Before her academic endeavours, she had a career as a copywriter in advertising.

 Dr Pietikäinen is currently responsible for a project entitled "Linguistic Constellations of Lingua Franca Families – A Longitudinal Inquiry into the Development of Multilingual Practices" funded by the Alfred Kordelin Foundation. In this project, she uses conversation analysis and qualitative interviews in exploring the changes that lingua franca couples' meaning-making practices undergo over time. The study also adopts a novel approach to investigating multilingualism within the family by comparing reported family language policies to linguistic practices in naturally occurring interactions. The project is expected to contribute to the disciplines of language policy in transnational families, multilingual child language development, multilingualism, conversation analysis, and particularly, English as a lingua franca.

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Selected publications

Author(s) Title Publisher
Pietikäinen, Kaisa Sofia Silence that speaks: The local inferences of withholding a response in intercultural couples' conflicts Journal of Pragmatics Volume 129; page 76 - 89; 2018
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