Daria Dayter is an Associate Professor for English Linguistics. Her research interests include corpus linguistic and discourse analytic studies of digital English, as well as interpreting studies and discourse of persuasion.

Maija Hirvonen (assoc. prof. in German language, culture and translation) studies intersemiotic translation (esp. audio description), accessibility, multimodality as well as interaction and shared cognition (esp. between blind and sighted people). She also conducts multidisciplinary research on machine learning and AI. Hirvonen is Vice Chair of Plural and co-leader of MULTI research group and TACCU research and education unit.

Sari Hokkanen, PhD: sociology of translation and interpreting, affect, ethnographic methods

Hanna-Ilona Härmävaara is a researcher at Tampere University. She works in the field of interactional linguistics and multimodal conversation analysis and is especially interested in multilingual language use and language learning.

Marja Kivilehto is a University Lecturer in Swedish Translation. Her research interests include authorised translation and translation in the Swedish-Finnish context.  Her other research interests focus on plain language and easy Swedish.

Johanna Koivisto: multimodal text research, language didactic research (especially Swedish), discourse research, methodology

Kaisa Koskinen’s core areas of expertise are the ethics and sociology of translation. She studies the spaces of translation, affects, translator training, retranslation, and the translation practices of institutions such as the European Commission and Tampere City Council.

Niina Lilja works in the field of interactional linguistics and multimodal conversation analysis and is especially interested in role of embodiment in language use and learning.

Mikhail Mikhailov: corpus studies, especially parallel corpora, translation technology, contrastive studies, terminology

Liisa Mustanoja, PhD, is a university lecturer in Finnish Language at Tampere University. She is a sociolinguist, whose research is brought together by her interest in individuals and their language use in the changing world. Mustanoja’s research subjects include, among other things, colloquial Finnish of Tampere region, idiolectal shifts, the methodology of real-time studies as well as (most recently) war-time correspondence.

Olga Nenonen, PhD, studies Finnish-Russian bilingualism . Her research topics include language development of both children and adults as well as the phonetic, lexical, grammatical and pragmatical features of bilingual speech. Her other research subjects are Russian didactics, modern Russian culture and language as well as Russian language outside of Russia.

University Lecturer Juhani Norri is interested in studies of English vocabulary. His research focusses on the history of English medical vocabulary (especially from 1375 to 1550) , another central area being a comparative study of dictionaries of Present-day English. In the latter research, Norri’s publications have dealt with lexicographers’ presentation of word meanings and the contexts where words are used.

Dr Arja Nurmi studies variation and change in English, particularly within the framework of historical sociolinguistics. Other research interests include multilingualism and translating multilingual texts. Her research is mainly corpus-based.

Mary Nurminen’s focus is on how non-translators use raw machine translation in their everyday lives. In December 2021, she defended her dissertation on the topic and plans to continue research in the area.

Maarit Piipponen (university lecturer in English literature): her research focuses on constructions of gender, ethnicity, mobility and spatiality in crime fiction narratives.

Eliisa Pitkäsalo’s research interests include translating multimodal texts, the interaction between word and image in comics and the potential of comic-style communication from the viewpoint of accessibility.

Johannes Riquet’s research interests include spatiality, literary and cultural geography, phenomenology, mobility and diaspora, travel writing, cinema and visual culture, the Arctic, island narratives, and railway fiction.

Markku Salmela studies literature and culture mostly from spatial perspectives. His research interests include city literature, landscape studies, American literature, postmodernism, waste studies and the various links between literature and geography.

Dieter Hermann Schmitz, Lic.Phil., studies the use of literature in university teaching, the didactical questions related to it and the role of literature in modern philology as well as practical applications. He defines literature in its broadest sense as an aesthetic form of narrative.

Nathalie Schümchen, PhD, is a postdoctoral research fellow in the project “Globalizing construction work and local language practices (GLO-LO)”. She works in the field of multimodal conversation analysis with a special focus on language use and learning in contexts outside the classroom.

Maija Tervola, PhD, is a university teacher of Finnish language and culture. She studies Finnish as a second language, i.e. S2 language skills and the adequacy of language skills. In particular, her research focuses on the Finnish language skills of university students and doctors.

Anu Viljanmaa: interpreting studies, interpreter’s professional listening competence, interaction in interpreter-mediated communication, listening in interpersonal communication, listening filters, emotions in interpreting, dialogue interpreting, public service interpreting, court interpreting, qualitative interviews, qualitative content analysis