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Description of research and teaching

My research interests are e.g. interactional sociolinguistics, multilingualism, and linguistic perceptions.

I am post doctoral researcher at the university of Helsinki in a project called Hundred Finnish Linguistic Biographies (funded by Kone Foundation). Before the current project, I carried out one year project on interaction of the older adults in a care home. I studied how especially embodied interaction works as an essential part of facilitating communication.

In my PhD I studied use of Finnish among Ingrian-Finns in St Petersburg and its surroundings. I discussed questions of multilingualism, linguistic choice and perceptions as well as using different resources in everyday interaction.


  • 6121 Languages
  • Sociolinguistics
  • interaction
  • older adults
  • Multilingualism
  • Ingrian-Finns
  • language perceptions

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications 1999 2019

Kehuja ja kiitoksia palvelukeskuksessa

Mononen, K., Jun 2018, In : Gerontologia. 32, 2, p. 157-159 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

Open Access

Monitieteinen tutkimushanke nykysuomalaisten kielellisistä elämäkerroista

Priiki, K., Mononen, K. & Lappalainen, H., 2018, In : Sananjalka (Turku). 60, p. 260-267 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleScientific

SKY Journal of Linguistics 31

Isosävi, J. (ed.), Kamunen, A. (ed.), Milla, L-M. (ed.), Mononen, K. (ed.) & Palviainen, S. (ed.), 2018, Helsinki: The Linguistic Association of Finland. (SKY Journal of Linguistics; vol. 31)

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or special issueScientificpeer-review

Projects 2000 2020

Activities 2000 2019

Monikielisyys kielielämäkerroissa

Kaarina Mononen (Speaker)
23 Jan 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

AFinLan vuosikirja (Journal)

Kaarina Mononen (Reviewer)
Mar 2019 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Supporting residents’ autonomy in residential care homes

Kaarina Mononen (Speaker)
28 Feb 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Monikielisyys haastattelussa. Kuinka eritaustaiset ihmiset kuvaavat suhdettaan kieliin?

Kaarina Mononen (Speaker)
18 May 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Press / Media

Touch increases wellbeing in nursing homes

Kaarina Mononen


2 items of media coverage, 1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Blogiteksti: Vanhuus ja kielenkäyttö -kurssin antia

Kaarina Mononen & Anne Mäntynen


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Tutkija: Kosketus on tärkeää kieltä vanhainkodissa

Kaarina Mononen


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media