The project brings a new, perceptual continuum into the study of linguistic variation and change by applying quantitative survey methods and qualitative inclusive methods in the context of Finland. The project will, on the one hand, investigate the relationship of contemporary language users to those linguistic variables on which there is research available since 1970s based on real-time methods. On the other hand, the project gives a voice and agency to the regional language communities by inviting language users to co-investigate the dynamics of linguistic diversity and variation in their everyday social spaces.
The project builds on key principles of Citizen Science and contributes to development of participatory research in Sociolinguistics.
Professor, Finnish language
Senior grant researcher
Post doctoral grant researcher
Science communication specialist