The CoE arranges internal Work-in-Progress seminars where ongoing research is presented. In addition, various perspectives to intersubjectivity are discussed.

December 1st, 2017 Lindström, Peräkylä, Sorjonen
Professor Jan Lindström opened December’s Work in Progress seminar with the title Intersubjectivity and language – notes on past, current and future work. He spoke about language in the service of intersubjectivity and how to make intersubjectivity more tangible in a study of language. Lindström concluded his talk by saying that intersubjectivity does not reside so much in specific linguistic forms of positions but in their contextual use.

Next, professor Anssi Peräkylä presented his thoughts for his future research plan with the title Facing narcissism: grandiosity and vulnerability of the self in the social world. He hopes that the outcome would be for example increased understanding of personality disorders and interactional dysfunctions.

Professor Marja-Leena Sorjonen closed the seminar with the title On the temporal flexibility of progress. She presented interaction in fiction with examples from the Finnish TV series Raid among other things. Sorjonen wanted to emphasize that we all have all kinds of works in progress and one should let them flourish.

November 3rd, 2017 Lindholm & Stevanovic, Khachaturyan, Harjunpää & Svinhufvud
Camilla Lindholm and Melisa Stevanovic introduced their new project Interaction, social inclusion and mental illness in Work in Progress seminar in November. Lindholm and Stevanovic search for solutions to the problem of modern societies: people with mental illness are unnecessary disadvantaged due to several problems of social interaction. The aim of the project is to create both academic and practical products.

Masha Khachaturyan dealt with deictic means connected to recognition in her talk Recognitional deixis in interaction: Between context presupposing and context creating. First, she presented theory of deixis and then demonstrated the subject with two demonstratives in mano language.

Katariina Harjunpää and Kimmo Svinhufvud presented bakery interaction in the last talk of the seminar, Low morals, weak self-control and altruism at the bakery. They demonstrated how issues on morality, self-control and altruism can be connected to the progression of shop encounters.

October 6th, 2017 van Schepen, Henttonen, Niemi
The first speaker of October’s WiP-seminar was Nynke van Schepen, who gave a talk Citizens’ participation in political debates: a question embedded in multi-action turns. Her thesis focuses on participatory democracy as a situated and embodied practice. Her data consists of eight plenary public consultation meetings.

The second speaker was Pentti Henttonen who talked about Experimental investigations of ambivalent storytelling. He discussed about cognitive ambivalence, how ambivalence is measured and can we feel concurrent positive and negative affect.

The last speaker was Jarkko Niemi, who talked about his study with the title Building customer trust in business-to-business sales interaction. His study suggests that certain salesperson techniques lead to greater customer trust regardless of the salesperson company brand recognition.

September 22nd, 2017 Vranjes, Guxholli, Simonen
Visiting Ph.D. student Jelena Vranjes from University of Leuven opened the WiP seminar by speaking about Interaction management in interpreter mediated talk. With nine authentic interpreter mediated talks as data, Vranjes is focusing on the role of gaze in interaction. She uses mobile eye trackers to follow the gaze shifts of the participants.

Next, Ph.D. student at the Center of Excellence, Aurora Guxholli, spoke about Therapist’s non responses to patient’s emotional talk and empathy in psychotherapy. Guxholli discussed how universal empathy is, and if there are social and cultural implications that influence the expression of empathy. Her case study included the practice of psychotherapy in Albania. Guxholli uses both conversation analysis and ethnography as well as interviews as research methods.

The last one to present was Mika Simonen, a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre of Excellence. His recent four-year research project is titled Greetings in dog-human interaction. Simonen presented video material from canine genetic research’s fearfulness study and talked about how dogs are active participants in human interaction. With the video material he showed how greetings between humans and dogs are emotionally heightened moments for the dogs and talked about how greetings are inter-specific rituals.

March 3rd, 2017 Kurhila, Raevaara, Svinhufvud, Harjunpää, Mondada
Salla Kurhila started March’s WiP seminar by giving a talk on CA and language learning – LanCook as an example. On Kurhila’s data L2 speakers cook following the computer’s instructions. The instructions are given in Finnish. In her research Kurhila focuses on how language is learned by doing some other activity (cooking) than studying the language.

The second speaker was Liisa Raevaara who talked about her research on interaction in theatre rehearsal’s with the title Enacting participants and enacted characters on stage. Raevaara discussed how the participant’s epistemic and deontic positions are displayed and negotiated and who owns the stage characters. Raevaara has looked both verbal and embodied resources with which the participants refer to the stage characters.

Lastly, Kimmo Svinhufvud, Katariina Harjunpää and Lorenza Mondada gave a talk on Openings in shop encounters. They have divided the encounter openings into three categories: smooth, delayed and deviant. Svinhufvud, Harjunpää and Mondada showed examples on smooth and delayed cases. In smooth cases the encounter entry is coordinated and in delayed cases the entry into the encounter is delayed for example because the seller is occupied with something else.

February 3rd, 2017 Rossi, Bahtina-Jantsikene, Mondada
The first speaker of the spring’s WiP lectures was Giovanni Rossi who dealt with his current research under the title Towards a comprehensive model of social action formation. He displayed a model of social action formation in which social action is formed in the interplay between content and context.

Daria Bahtina-Jantsikene gave a talk on Establishing common ground in multilingual interaction: the role of meta-communicative strategies and effects of familiarity. She focused on outlining how common ground is built when many languages are spoken in the conversation and when the participants try, for example, to solve a task.

Lorenza Mondada presented her research on Multiple temporalities of language and body interaction. She dealt with multimodal, non-verbal transcription. Mondada illustrated her presentation for example by showing how to transcribe the behavior of apes.

December 2nd, 2016 Vatanen, Koskinen, Voutilainen
In the year’s last WiP seminar there were three presentations. Postdoctoral researcher Anna Vatanen started the seminar by speaking about lapses in conversation. The title of her talk was Inhabiting inter-sequential lapses in Finnish everyday interactions: An exploration of co-presence. The second speaker was doctoral student Emmi Koskinen, who introduced her ongoing research with the title Affiliation and Asperger syndrome: The case of questions by the story recipient. Last, postdoctoral researcher Liisa Voutilainen intruded her research on psychotherapy by talking about Regulation of emotion in psychotherapy.
November 4th, 2016 Duran, Svinhufvud, Lindström
The first speaker of the November’s Work-in-progress seminar was PhD student Derya Duran (Hacettepe University) who is currently visiting the CoE. She introduced her research on students’ questions with the title Students’ knowledge gaps in English as a medium of instruction interaction in a higher education setting. Second presenter of the seminar was postdoctoral researcher Kimmo Svinhufvud who talked about waiting as a social action in service encounters. The title of his presentation was Waiting for the client: Waiting in service encounters. Last speaker was Professor Jan Lindström who introduced his ongoing research with the title ‘If’ requests and their contextually sensitive emergence.
October 7th, 2016 Siitonen & Rauniomaa, Henttonen
In autumn’s first Work-in-progress seminar there were two presentations of ongoing research. First speakers were university researchers Pauliina Siitonen and Mirka Rauniomaa who gave a joint presentation. The title of their presentation was Natural terrain as an affordance and constraint for interaction and mobility. Second and last presenter was PhD student Pentti Henttonen who introduced his research methods with the title The computer-joystick method in studying dyadic conversations.
11.3.2016 Peräkylä, Savijärvi, Ihalainen, Vepsäläinen
In March’s Work-in-progress seminar there were three presentations of ongoing research. First professor Anssi Peräkylä introduced his study Dream as the road to accountability. Peräkylä’s key question was how it happens that a dream acquires an intersubjective meaning in psychotherapy. The next speakers were post doctoral researcher Marjo Savijärvi and PhD student Laura Ihalainen who gave a joint presentation about interaction in theatre rehearsals. The title of their presentation was Moving from an exercise to another in devising theatre rehearsal. Last presenter was PhD student Heidi Vepsäläinen who introduced her ongoing research with the title Particle ‘no’ and types of responses to questions. In her presentation Vepsäläinen talked about answers that start with Finnish particle no.
15.1.2016 Berger, Stevanovic
In January’s Work-in-Progress seminar Evelyn Berger and Melisa Stevanovic introduced their ongoing research. First postdoctoral researcher Evelyne Berger introduced her study The use of ’parce que’ as a story-launching device in French conversations. She presented how parce que is used as a resource for moving from the pre-telling into the storytelling and other functions of the phrase.
The second speaker was postdoctoral researcher Melisa Stevanovic who introduced her study Dynamic patterns of dominant and affiliative interpersonal behavior: Comparing high-functioning autistic people with neurotypical men and women. One of her research questions is how dominance and affiliation take place in storytelling.
4.12.2015 Härmävaara, Hilmisdóttir
In December’s Work-in-Progress seminar there were two presentations of ongoing research. First doctoral candidate Hanna-Ilona Härmävaara presented her data of bilingual punning in conversations among speakers of cognate languages. Then senior lecturer Helga Hilmisdóttir presented the use of “nú” and “erþa” in Icelandic conversation and explained how they can be used to respond to informings with surprise or doubt.
6.11.2015 Valkeapää
In November’s Work-in-Progress seminar Taina Valkeapää introduced her ongoing research. The title of the presentation was How to start preparing a meal? A case study of interaction between people with intellectual impairments and careworkers in residential care.
In her Master’s thesis Valkeapää studies interaction between intellectually disabled people and their careworkers in residential care. She is interested in whether there are differences between participants’ situated and normative roles and what kind of differences there are. Valkeapää showed us the data she has collected to display how the similarities and the differences occur in interaction.
16.10.2015 Rauniomaa, Jakonen
In this WiP seminar there were two presentations. Mirka Rauniomaa started with introducing driving school interaction. In her research Rauniomaa has focused on observations about a driver’s conduct made by an instructor. She has found two types of noticings. Instructor can monitor the situation happening just now (“You have lost speed”) or he can monitor driver’s habitual practices (“I notice that the use of wheel is ‘milking’”).
The second speaker was Teppo Jakonen who gave a talk on writing in classroom interaction. He presented how students can gain and display access to another students writing. Also the morality of giving access to one’s writing was considered (copying vs. co-operation).
2.10.2015 Svinhufvud, Auranne, Maccioni
Kimmo Svinhufvud started the first WiP seminar of the autumn 2015. He has studied note taking and turn taking in student counselling. Svinhufvud has especially focused on how moving into writing happens and what kind of things are considered as noteworthy items.
The second speaker was Taru Auranne who is doing her master’s thesis on interaction between L2 speaking doctors and patients. Auranne presented her findings about repeating as a display of understanding in the doctor’s practice.
The third presenter was Eleonora Maccioni who told about her master’s thesis. In her work, Maccioni studies how previous language skills affects learning a language. She studies how L1 German and L2 English transfer to L3 Swedish main declarative clauses, focusing especially on word order.
8.5.2015 Voutilainen, Harjunpää, Karvonen
The last WiP seminar of the spring ‘15 offered again three interesting presentations. The first speaker was Eero Voutilainen, who introduced his doctoral thesis on Finnish parliamentary interaction. Voutilainen researches plenary sessions and specially the ways in which speakers move between activities. The second presenter was Katariina Harjunpää, whose doctoral thesis deals with spontaneous translation in Finnish-Brazilian Portuguese everyday conversation. Harjunpää showed how speakers choose to use turn-initial että and que in explanatory translation. The final speaker was Ulla Karvonen who told about a research project on classroom interaction, in which the main focus is to find out how learning materials are used in teaching. Karvonen’s research focuses on the connection between learning materials and explaining in the teacher’s action.
10.4.2015 Berger, Mondada, Weiste
The first speaker of the WiP seminar was Evelyne Berger who is currently visiting the CoE for 18 months. She introduced her postdoc project on story openings in French ordinary conversations. The next speaker was FiDiPro professor Lorenza Mondada, who talked about the connection between the organization of mobility, specially walking, and the organization of talk. The final speaker was PhD student Elina Weiste, who described formulations in interaction between occupational therapists and clients.
6.2.2015 Merke, Simonen, Koivisto, Voutilainen
In February’s Work-in-Progress seminar doctoral candidate in Finnish language Saija Merke talked about the necessity of (dis-)agreement in classroom interaction. The seminar continued with doctoral candidate Mika Simonen’s presentation about dynamic modality in interaction. Last, post doctoral researchers Aino Koivisto and Liisa Voutilainen talked about psychotherapist’s formulations after a turn-final että (that/so).
5.12.2014 Heinemann, Rossi, Etelämäki
At the beginning of December’s Work-in-Progress seminar Marie Curie Fellow Trine Heinemann talked about reduplication of the Danish change-of-state token Nå, and its connection to registering that understanding has been revised. The seminar continued with Giovanni Rossi’s presentation regarding the request system in Italian interaction. Last, Marja Etelämäki talked about grammar and intersubjectivity and also contemplated more generally the influence of language to intersubjectivity.
7.11.2014 Raevaara, Niemi, Savijärvi
In November’s Work-in-Progress seminar researcher Liisa Raevaara talked about the use of imperatives in cooking club interaction and timing and coordination of verbal and embodied actions. Next, doctoral student in Finnish language Jarkko Niemi presented a new study of small talk in business-to-business sales meetings. Then, postdoctoral researcher Marjo Savijärvi talked about sustaining mutual understanding in study group discussions in apprenticeship training.
3.10.2014 Piippo, Visapää, Stevanovic
October’s Work-in-Progress seminar provoked lively discussion about the CoE’s ongoing research. First, post doc researcher Irina Piippo talked about the use of mirror-like address forms in Arabic-speaking classroom interaction. Next, university lecturer of Finnish language Laura Visapää talked about the use of the pronoun “I” in conversation and its relation to identity and self. Last, postdoctoral researcher Melisa Stevanovic talked about egocentrism, allocentrism and Aspergers in the case of the Finnish word “niinpä”.
9.5.2014 Lindholm, Vepsäläinen, Sorjonen
In the last Work-in-Progress seminar of the spring 2014, researcher in Scandinavian languages Camilla Lindholm presented data extracts that can be discussed from the aspect of trust. Next, doctoral student in Finnish language Heidi Vepsäläinen reflected whether it is relevant in her study to differentiate between the terms response and answer. Last, professor in Finnish language Marja-Leena Sorjonen talked about the succession and simultaneity of actions in multimodal data.
11.4.2014 Laury, Koski, Simonen
A new approach to presenting ongoing research was tested for the first time in the WiP seminar in April. Ritva Laury, Sonja Koski and Mika Simonen each talked about one concept that is central to their study. The new method was very fruitful, and the presentations gave rise to avid discussion.
14.2.2014 Keevallik
The first WiP seminar of 2014 was dedicated to presenting only one ongoing study. In the seminar a visiting fellow of the CoE, Leelo Keevallik, talked about her current research in coordinating grammar with bodily actions. Her data has been collected for the most part in dance classes in Estonian, English and Swedish. In her presentation Keevallik focused on situations where bodily actions complement clauses that include a disjunctive particle. There was animated and fruitful discussion after the presentation.
8.11.2013 Laakso, Kahri, Weiste
In November’s WiP seminar three CoE members, docent in logopaedics Minna Laakso and doctoral students in sociology Mikko Kahri and Elina Weiste, presented their current research projects.
5.4.2013 Lindholm, Simonen, Visapää
A Work-in-Progress seminar was held on Friday, April 5th. In the seminar three researchers presented their ongoing work. The speakers were doctor in Nordic languages Camilla Lindholm, doctoral student in sociology Mika Simonen, and doctor in Finnish language Laura Visapää.
8.3.2013 Leskelä, Monzoni, Raevaara
On Friday, March 8th, 2013, the second Work-in-Progress seminar of the spring was held. In the seminar post-graduate student in Finnish language Leealaura Leskelä, postdoctoral researcher Chiara Monzoni and mid-career researcher in Finnish language Liisa Raevaara talked about their current research.
8.2.2013 Salmenlinna, Kaukomaa, Couper-Kuhlen, Harjunpää, Sorjonen
The first WiP seminar of the spring was held on February 8th, 2013. In the seminar doctoral student in logopaedics Inkeri Salmenlinna, doctoral student in sociology Timo Kaukomaa, Finland Distinguished Professor Elizabeth Couper-Kuhlen, doctoral student in Finnish language Katariina Harjunpää and professor in Finnish language Marja-Leena Sorjonen presented their current work.
5.11.2012 Koivisto, Lindström
The CoE had the autumn’s first Work-in-Progress seminar on November 5th. In the seminar two researchers presented their ongoing research. Firstly, postdoctoral researcher Aino Koivisto had a paper on ”On tokens of realization”. She talked about what kind of tokens speakers use in third position turns to express that they realize what the other speaker said and meant in the preceeding turn. Secondly, professor Jan Lindström delivered a paper on ”To present oneself in Finland Swedish: the grammar of openings on the phone”. He talked about introducing and greeting sequences in Finland Swedish landline telephone calls and also compared them with Sweden Swedish and Finnish phone calls.
4.5.2012 Voutilainen, Henttonen, Kahri, Peräkylä, Koivisto, Laury, Hakulinen
Four different research projects were presented in the Coe’s next WiP-seminar. First speakers were doctoral student in sociology Liisa Voutilainen, doctoral student Pentti Henttonen, doctoral student in sociology Mikko Kahri and Professor in sociology Anssi Peräkylä. After this doctoral student Aino Koivisto and professor in Finnish language Ritva Laury presented their own research projects. Last speakers were Professor Emerita Auli Hakulinen and Finland Distinguished Professor Elizabeth Couper-Kuhlen.
9.3.2012 Savijärvi, Stevanovic, Henricson
The CoE’s first WiP-seminar started with doctoral student in Finnish language Marjo Savijärvi’s presentation. Next speakers were doctoral student in sociology Melisa Stevanovic and doctoral student in nordic languages Sofie Henricson.