Tuuli Holttinen

Person

    Research areas

  • 6121 Languages - pragmatics, second language acquisition, learner language, politeness, addressing

Description of research and teaching

In my PhD project, I study how Finnish L2 speakers of French and native speakers of Finnish and French make requests. I have two approaches to the topic: an acquisitional (request strategies in L2) and a contrastive (Finnish vs. French) perspective. The data consist of L2 French, L1 Finnish and L1 French requests elicited via an Oral Discourse Completion Test, a metapragmatic interview and naturally-occurring service encounters (Finnish and French convenience stores; data collected by the Institute for the Languages of Finland and ICAR laboratory, University Lyon 2). I employ both qualitative and quantitative methods in the analysis. The objective of the project is to compare request strategies in L1 and L2 with regard to their (in)directness and addressing, among other things, and to compare Finnish and French requests.

I am a qualified teacher of French and English. At the University of Helsinki, I have been involved in teaching the following courses: a phenomenon-based project learning to future subject teachers (spring 2017, together with Outi Haatainen), a course on oral proficiency for future language teachers (MA level, spring 2016, with several other teachers), research methods for MA students in Romance languages (a single lecture, fall 2016). During the summer of 2018, I will teach a course on second language learning (BA level) at the Open University.

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Latest publications

  1. « Passe-moi le sel » vs « Pourriez-vous me passer le sel, s’il vous plaît ? » ‒ Le développement des stratégies de requête chez les apprenants finnophones de FLE

    Holttinen, T. E. 1 Dec 2017 Connaissances et Usages en L2. Granget, C., Dat, M-A., Guedat-Bittighoffer , D. & Cuet, C. (eds.). Les Ulis: EDP sciences, 24 p. 00004. (SHS Web of Conferences; no. 38)

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  2. Projekti opettaa - opettaja ohjaa

    Holttinen, T. E. & Haatainen, O. M. 2017 In : Tempus. 2017, 4, p. 16-17 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  3. Stratégies de requête dans un bureau de tabac et dans son équivalent finlandais R-kioski

    Holttinen, T. 2016 In : SHS Web of Conferences. 27, 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalConference article

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Latest activities

  1. Comparative Approaches to Pragmatics

    Holttinen, T. (Member of organizing committee)
    22 Mar 201823 Mar 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

  2. Comparative Approaches to Pragmatics

    Holttinen, T. (Speaker: Presenter)
    22 Mar 201823 Mar 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

  3. École normale supérieure de Lyon, laboratoire ICAR

    Holttinen, T. (Visiting researcher)
    4 Dec 20177 Dec 2017

    Activity: Visiting an external institutionAcademic visit to other institution

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Education

Master of Arts

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