I am passionate about studying spoken language, and my methods are conversation analysis and interactional linguistics. During the last decade, I have done research on linguistically asymmetric interaction. In asymmetric interaction, the participants have varying linguistic and communicative abilities. Because of the linguistic difficulties of one participant, the responsibility of taking the conversation forward is transferred towards the co-participant. I take a special interest in interaction involving persons with dementia and its challenges and resources. At the moment I am interested in investigating whether the principles of written easy-to-read language are applicable to spoken language. What are the features of spoken easy-to-read language? How groups with special needs benefit from spoken easy-to-read language?