Pauliina Peltonen

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language learning; fluency; second language speech; second language interaction; oral proficiency; communication strategies; multimodality


I work as a university lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Turku during the academic year 2021–2022. 

I defended my doctoral dissertation on September 11th, 2020 at the University of Turku. My doctoral dissertation focuses on Finnish learners' speech fluency in English. In the article-based dissertation, I examine the interplay between second language fluency and problem-solving mechanisms, such as communication strategies. The work was funded by the Utuling doctoral programme in 2014–2017 and by the Alfred Kordelin Foundation in 2019–2020 (6-month finalization grant).

I am a member of the research group Flowlang and a member of the executive team for Leala, The Centre for Language Learning Research at the University of Turku. During 2017–2020, I was a member of the executive board for the Finnish Association for Applied Linguistics (AFinLA, vice-chair during 2019–2020). Since 2014, I have been a member of the AFinLA research network Speech and Spoken Language Research.

During August 2020 – May 2021, I worked as a project researcher in the project Fluency across Multilingual Speakers (MultiFluency), which is funded by The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland. Previously, I worked as a part-time project researcher in the Erasmus+ funded project Language and literacy learning through art (LALI) at the University of Turku (Department of French; February 2018 – July 2019). I have also worked as a part-time university teacher (fixed term, substitute) in the English Department, University of Turku, as a part-time teacher in the Department of Languages, University of Helsinki, and as a part-time teacher at the Helsinki Summer University.

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