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Description of research and teaching

In my PhD project, I study how Finnish L2 speakers of French and native speakers of Finnish and French make requests. I have two approaches to the topic: an acquisitional (request strategies in L2) and a contrastive (Finnish vs. French) perspective. The data consist of L2 French, L1 Finnish and L1 French requests elicited via an Oral Discourse Completion Test, a metapragmatic interview and naturally-occurring service encounters (Finnish and French convenience stores; data collected by the Institute for the Languages of Finland and ICAR laboratory, University Lyon 2). I employ both qualitative and quantitative methods in the analysis. The objective of the project is to compare request strategies in L1 and L2 with regard to their (in)directness and addressing, among other things, and to compare Finnish and French requests.

I am a qualified subject teacher of French and English. At the University of Helsinki, I have been involved in teaching the following courses: a course on topics in second language acquisition (BA level, summer 2018, Open University), a phenomenon-based project learning course for future subject teachers (spring 2017, together with Outi Haatainen), a course on oral proficiency for future language teachers (MA level, spring 2016, with several other teachers), research methods for MA students in Romance languages (a single lecture, fall 2016).

Description of research and teaching

Keywords

  • 6121 Languages
  • pragmatics
  • second language acquisition
  • learner language
  • politeness
  • addressing

Publications 2013 2019

Forms of address choices among Finnish and French university students and native French teachers

Holttinen, T. E. & Isosävi, J. M., 23 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) Address forms across cultures in educational settings . Bayyurt, Y., Hatipoğlu, Ç. & Marti, L. (eds.). John Benjamins Publishing Company

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Kohtelias ilman fraaseja

Holttinen, T. E., 12 May 2018, In : Aamulehti.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleGeneral public

« Passe-moi le sel » vs « Pourriez-vous me passer le sel, s’il vous plaît ? » ‒ Le développement des stratégies de requête chez les apprenants finnophones de FLE

Holttinen, T. E., 1 Dec 2017, Connaissances et Usages en L2. Granget, C., Dat, M-A., Guedat-Bittighoffer, D. & Cuet, C. (eds.). Les Ulis: EDP sciences, 24 p. 00004. (SHS Web of Conferences; no. 38).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

Open Access
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Projekti opettaa - opettaja ohjaa

Holttinen, T. E. & Haatainen, O. M., 2017, In : Tempus. 2017, 4, p. 16-17 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

Stratégies de requête dans un bureau de tabac et dans son équivalent finlandais R-kioski

Holttinen, T., 2016, In : SHS Web of Conferences. 27, 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference articleProfessional

Open Access
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Projects 2013 2019

How to address? Variation and change in address practices

Lappalainen, H., Rouhikoski, A., Nuolijärvi, P., Havu, E., Tuomarla, U., Isosävi, J., Pajusalu, R., Tiittula, L., Mononen, K., Fremer, M., Arppe, E., Holttinen, T., Piippo, I., Vecsernyes, I., Eskola, K., Peterson, E. & Vehkanen, M.

Unknown funder

01/01/201431/12/2018

Project: University of Helsinki Three-Year Research Project

Activities 2015 2018

  • 13 Public Talks
  • 9 Organisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars
  • 1 Oral presentation
  • 1 Academic visit to other institution

Sinä vai te? Puhuttelu meillä ja muualla

Tuuli Emilia Holttinen (Speaker: Presenter), Johanna Isosävi (Speaker: Presenter)
3 Oct 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Talks

Sinä vai te? Puhuttelu meillä ja muualla

Tuuli Holttinen (Member of organizing committee)
3 Oct 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Comparative Approaches to Pragmatics

Tuuli Holttinen (Speaker: Presenter)
22 Mar 201823 Mar 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Exploring and Assessing Pragmatic Aspects of L1 and L2 Communication: From Needs Analysis through Monitoring to Feedback

Tuuli Holttinen (Speaker: Presenter)
25 Jul 201827 Jul 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Comparative Approaches to Pragmatics

Tuuli Holttinen (Member of organizing committee)
22 Mar 201823 Mar 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Press / Media

Kohteliaisuus on kuulijan korvassa

Tuuli Holttinen & Johanna Isosävi

25/02/2019

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media