Tamás Péter Szabó, a Marie Curie Research Fellow at the Centre for Applied Language Studies has launched a blog ‘Finding own words’, linked to his research project. Here you can read his introductory notes.
I study how students and teachers communicate with each other and with researchers who visit their school. I’m one of these researchers: I moved from Hungary to Finland to observe Hungarian education from a new perspective. I’m especially interested in language ideologies and democratic, non-authoritative learning environments.
So far, I wrote about the following topics, for example:
- The linguistic landscape of Hungarian schools and the Jyväskylä campus;
- Words that people reject in theory but use extremely frequently in practice;
- How linguistics can be popularized (for example, why Jukka Poika is significant in teaching and learning Finnish as a foreign language?)
- Conference visit to Calgary and my impressions on the city (and surroundings).
I hope you will join me and share your thoughts!