Open seminar, March 17th

Research project “Language and Superdiversity: (Dis)identification in Social Media” invites everyone interested to our informal working seminar on Monday, March 17, from 13:00 to 16:00. The venue is D 304 (Educa).

The speakers and the afternoon’s schedule are as follows:

13:00 – 14:00
”Lost most of his hair this guy Slow John” – mediated accent and the metapragmatics of Finnish online football fans’ nocturnal following of a Trinidadian live radio broadcast

 Samu Kytölä, post-doctoral researcher, Department of Languages, JyU


14:00 – 14:30
a break for stretching, fresh air, coffee and other forms of refreshments (the adjacent University library currently has two canteens)

14:30 – 15:30
Reimagining communicative competence for global conversations in a digital world

Heather Lotherington, professor, Faculty of Education, York University (Toronto)
currently visiting scholar at the project “Language and Superdiversity”, JyU

15:30 –16:00
free discussion of any of the seminar’s topics
future events and other prospects

Each presentation includes time for discussion, and the abstracts of the presentations are appended below.

“Language and Superdiversity: (Dis)identification in Social Media” is a project funded by the Academy of Finland (2012-2016), led by Professor Sirpa Leppänen (JyU). More information: