Katariina Pyykkö

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Description of research and teaching

I am a grant-funded researcher in the Department of Languages, in the Doctoral Programme in Language Studies (HELSLANG). I earned a Master of Arts (MA) degree from the University of Helsinki and have accumulated several years of experience as a language teacher (Finnish and English).

My primary research interests revolve around sociolinguistics, language ideologies, language attitudes, and multilingualism. While working as a Finnish language teacher in the integration training for adult immigrants, I developed a specific interest in the integration of academically trained migrants in Finland. In my article-based doctoral dissertation, I delve into the language ideologies and language attitudes of English-speaking academically trained migrants. I gather my data through online surveys, interviews, and citizen science methodologies.

I am a member of the LAIF research project funded by the Kone Foundation and I am responsible for work package 2 (WP2).

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Philosophy

Fields of Science

  • 6121 Languages
  • Language variation and change
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Language ideologies
  • Language attitudes
  • Finnish as a Second Language
  • Multilingualism

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.