• PL 24 (Unioninkatu 40)



  • Finland


Research activity per year

Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

I am University Lecturer of French language and culture at the Department of Languages of the University of Helsinki (Finland). My research focuses on the prosodic features, the foreign accent and the liaison phenomena in the speech of Finnish-speaking learners of French, different aspects of the speech and interaction of persons with autism spectrum disorder as well as on French and Finnish prosody. My methodological background is mainly in conversation analysis and prosodic analysis.

I am the Director of the Master's Programme in Languages and the editor-in-chief of the scientific journal Puhe ja kieli ('Speech and Language'). I teach in the B.A. and M.A. programmes in languages. In addition, I supervise several Master's theses and PhD dissertations.

Fields of Science

  • 6121 Languages
  • French
  • spoken language
  • speech
  • prosody
  • intonation
  • conversation analysis
  • phonetics
  • autism
  • interaction
  • comprehension problems
  • nonverbal communication
  • atypical interaction
  • linguistics
  • autism spectrum disorder
  • disfluencies

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.