Veijo Vaakanainen

Veijo Vaakanainen
University of Turku | UTU · School of Languages and Translation Studies

Master of Arts

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Introduction
Veijo Vaakanainen currently works at the School of Languages and Translation Studies, University of Turku. Veijo does research in Third and Second language acquisition and in Second language writing. His current project is 'Connector usage in learner Swedish from a systemic-functional and L3 perspective (my PhD)'.
Additional affiliations
August 2017 - present
University of Turku
Position
  • Researcher
August 2016 - March 2017
University of Turku
Position
  • Part-time teacher
Description
  • Part-time teacher in three grammar courses (Grundkurs Grammatik, Grammatik des Satzes und des Texts, Grammatiktutorium) at the Department of German
Education
August 2014 - May 2016
University of Turku
Field of study
  • Scandinavian Languages
August 2011 - May 2014
University of Turku
Field of study
  • Scandinavian Languages

Publications

Publications (13)
Book
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Conference Proceedings: Swedish in Finland 18
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The aim of this paper is to examine how Finnish learners of Swedish at CEFR levels B1, B2 and C1 use connectors in written narratives. The use of connectors in learner texts is compared with connector use in texts written by native speakers of Swedish. The theoretical framework of the study is systemic functional linguistics (Halliday & Matthiessen...
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In 2017, the annual autumn symposium of the Finnish Association for Applied Linguistics (AFinLA) was organised in Turku. During the symposium, the theme of "Building new literacies" was approached from various perspectives. In this introduction to the 2018 AFinLA Yearbook, we outline three approaches to new literacies and introduce the contribution...
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In this presentation it is studied how Finnish learners of Swedish use conjunctions during the writing process in order to express logico semantic relations in their texts.
Conference Paper
Syftet med denna artikel är att presentera en definition av konnektorer baserad på systemisk-funktionell lingvistik (SFL) vilken kan användas som utgångspunkt för empirisk analys av hur konnektorer används. På grund av mina egna forskningsintressen är denna definition och analysmodell först och främst avsedd för analys av inlärartexter, men den kan...
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In this presentation I examine how Finnish advanced learners of Swedish (level of proficiency between B1 and C1 according to the CEFR scale) realize logical and semantic relation within and between clauses and clause complexes. I also compare Finnish learners’ use of connectors with Swedish native speakers. The theoretical background is systemic-fu...
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A study of clause structure in two Finnish Swedish as a foreign language textbook series
Conference Paper
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Syftet med denna artikel är att granska hur konnektorbruket utvecklas i finska svenskinlärares texter. Konnektorer (eller konnektiver) kan definieras som ord vars funktion i texten är att markera logiska och semantiska sammanhang mellan ord, fraser, satser och meningar (Nyström 2001: 100). Begreppen konnektorer och konnektiver och deras engelska mo...
Conference Paper
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The aim of this paper is to examine how Finnish learners of Swedish use connectors in their written narratives at CEFR-levels A1, A2 and B1. It has been investigated what the typical use of connectors is at each CEFR-level and in which functions different connectors have been used. The theoretical framework of the study is systemic-functional lingu...

Projects

Projects (2)
Project
Ethically Responsive and Sustainable Language Teaching, funded by the Kone Foundation, is a four-year project launched in the School of Languages and Translation Studies at the University of Turku, Finland in January 2021. The cornerstone of the project lies in the question of how the principles of ethics and sustainability can be promoted in language teaching and pre-service teacher education. Considering the aspects of sustainable development and language equality is challenging not only in language teaching but also in pre-service language teacher education. The purpose of the project is to research the essence of ethics and sustainable development principles and how they can be promoted in language teaching and pre-service language teacher education. Based on this research, we will develop engaging learning activities for language learners and pedagogic solutions for pre-service teachers and teachers, which promote ethical conduct, sustainable development and language equality. See: https://sites.utu.fi/ekko/en/