Papers and conference lectures

The main topic of my research is the construction of ideologies in educational settings. I analyse interviews and publications containing narratives on learning and teaching experiences, and I also investigate classroom interaction. Currently I conduct research on the management of linguistic diversity in Hungarian and Finnish schools, and on the interactional characteristics of non-authoritative education. I also contribute to international linguistic landscape/schoolscape research. Previously, I published papers on the role of repair in metalanguage, with a special regard to identity construction and the evaluation of the students' performance. I also studied the development of metalanguage of elementary and secondary school students.


Full list of publications


„Kirakunk táblákat, hogy csúnyán beszélni tilos”. A javítás mint gyakorlat és mint téma diákok és tanáraik metanyelvében [Repair as communication practice – repair as discourse topic. A multi-faceted investigation of Hungarian school metalanguage]. Dunajská Streda: Gramma, 2012. 286 pp. ISBN 978-80-971114-4-1 (online); ISBN 978-80-969556-7-1 (printed) || Summary in English.

This monograph is based upon my PhD dissertation, defended in 2011 at Eötvös Loránd University Faculty of Humanities (Budapest, Hungary). The whole book is available at |


CHSM-IC: Corpus of Hungarian School Metalanguage – Interview Corpus.
Published as a part of the CESAR (Central and South-East European Resources) project, under the supervision of Tamás Váradi. || The corpus is available online || Summary

Journal articles and book chapters (in English or with summary in English)

Representation and videography in linguistic landscape studies (with Robert A. Troyer). Linguistic Landscape: an international journal 2017/3, pp. 56–77. || On the publisher's website

Investigating visual practices in educational settings: schoolscapes, language ideologies and organizational cultures (with Petteri Laihonen). In: Marilyn Martin-Jones & Deirdre Martin (eds.), Researching multilingualism: Critical and ethnographic approaches. Routledge, 2017, pp. 121–138. || Further information on the publisher's website || Summary

The Management of Diversity in Schoolscapes: an analysis of Hungarian practices. Apples – Journal of Applied Language Studies 2015/1, pp. 23–51. || Full text

Finding no words: Exclusion in Academia. Acatiimi 2016/4, pp. 42–43. || Full text

Understanding Finnish education: science popularization and scholarly work as intertwined activities. Kieli, koulutus ja yhteiskunta, 2015/September.

A corpus-based analysis of language ideologies in Hungarian school metalanguage. Research in Corpus Linguistics 2013/1, pp. 65–79. || Full text

Nyelvi tájkép kisebbségben és többségben. Egy új kutatási területről [Minority and Majority Linguistic Landscape: A New Field of Research] (with Csilla Bartha and Petteri Laihonen). Pro Minoritate 2013/3, pp. 13–28. || Full text | Abstract in English

Az iskolai metanyelvi szocializáció mechanizmusa. (Terminushasználat és cselekvés) [The dynamics of metalinguistic socialization at school (Terminology use and action)]. Anyanyelv-pedagógia 2013/3 || Full text

Javításról alkotott narratívák és nyelvi ideológiák kérdőíves diskurzusokban ['Narratives and ideologies on repair emerging in questionnaire discourses']. Nyelvtudományi Közlemények (journal of Research Institute for Linguistics Hungarian Academy of Sciences) 2010–2011 [2012!], pp. 147–198. || Full text

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Workshops and colloquia

30 May 2017. Organizer and chair of the panel discussion “Co-exploring visual practices in educational settings” on Methods Festival, University of Jyväskylä

2 Dec 2016. “Multilingual schoolscape – Multilingual learning environment” project workshop on co-located schools, University of Jyväskylä (co-organizer, chair: Kati Kajander). || A report on the event

30 Sep 2016. Researchers’ Night, University of Jyväskylä: “Opening Learning Environment: the school of the future”, in cooperation with Valteri School Onerva, Jyväskylä. || Report on the event

21 June 2016. “Being a Marie Curie Research Fellow in applied language studies: Opportunities for junior researchers in Jyväskylä.” CoDesigns conference, University of Jyväskylä.

15–16 June 2016. “Studying the visual and material dimensions of education and learning.” Colloquium at Sociolinguistics Symposium 21, University of Murcia, Spain. || Abstracts of Day 1 || Abstracts of Day 2

13 May 2016. Exploratory Workshop for Participatory Visual Methods, University of Jyväskylä (co-organizer in cooperation with Centre for Applied Language Studies, Department of Arts and Culture Studies and Department of Languages at JY) || Report on the event

23 March 2016. “Concluding ‘Finding own words’: a Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship project in Applied Language Studies” seminar, University of Jyväskylä, Finland. || Report on the event

13 November 2015. “Colloquium on schoolscape research: theory, method and practice” at the AFinLA Autumn Symposium, Helsinki, Finland (with Petteri Laihonen).

8–9 October 2015. Contextualizing linguistic diversity in institutional settings, University of Tromsø, Norway (with Hilde Sollid and Florian Hiss).

7 October 2015. Data seminar for researchers, University of Tromsø, Norway: “Pictures as data” (invited contribution, with Hilde Sollid).

24 October 2014. Workshop on interview data collection and analysis (invited contribution, with Petteri Laihonen). Research seminar for PhD students, University of Jyväskylä, Finland.

23 September 2014. Informal workshop on research funding (invited contribution, with Petteri Laihonen). University of Jyväskylä, Finland.

13 May 2014. Workshop on research funding (invited contribution, with Petteri Laihonen). 6th AILA-Europe Junior Researcher Meeting in Applied Linguistics, Jyväskylä, Finland.

Papers and presentations at recent scientific conferences and seminars (in English)

30 May 2017. Methods Festival, Jyväskylä: What is visual ethnography? (invited contribution)

30 May 2017. Methods Festival, Jyväskylä: Language Learning in the Linguistic Landscape (as a panelist)

18 May 2017. XLIV Finnish Conference of Linguistics, Jyväskylä: Translanguaging as playful subversion of a monolingual classroom language norm (with Teppo Jakonen and Petteri Laihonen)

30 March 2017. 9th Linguistic Landscapes International Workshop: ’Movement and Immobilities’, Esch-Belval, Luxemburg: Transforming schoolscapes in co-located institutions: the consequences of moving together with regards to learning environments and organizational cultures (with Petteri Laihonen)

29 March 2017. 9th Linguistic Landscapes International Workshop: ’Movement and Immobilities’, Esch-Belval, Luxemburg: Erasing hatred from the streets: a mobile application transforming pedestrians’ LL perceptions during a xenophobic campaign in Hungary

2 December 2016. “Multilingual schoolscape – Multilingual learning environment” project workshop on co-located schools, Jyväskylä: Towards new multilingual learning environments: affordances in the schoolscapes of co-located schools (with Petteri Laihonen, Riikka Alanen, Kati Kajander and Hannele Dufva)

11 November 2016. AFinLA Autumn Symposium, Tampere: Together: New language ideologies and practices in the learning environment of two co-located schools (with Petteri Laihonen, Riikka Alanen, Kati Kajander and Hannele Dufva)

26 October 2016. ‘The other side of the coin’ conference on bilingual education, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia (invited panelist in a round table)

24 October 2016. Researcher meeting, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia: Sharing premises, changing practices: language ideologies of a Swedish and a Finnish medium school community in reflection to their co-created schoolscape (invited contribution)

14 October 2016. Uralo-indogermanica II conference, Narva, Estonia: Co-creating agency and diversity in the linguistic landscape of education: a case of two co-located schools (keynote)

30 September 2016. Researchers’ Night, Jyväskylä: Diversity and accessible learning environment: visual and material approaches to education research

21 June 2016. Co-Designs conference (33rd Summer School of Applied Language Studies), Jyväskylä: Co-designing educational spaces for languages: reproduction, correction and keeping order (with Petteri Laihonen)

15 June 2016. Sociolinguistics Symposium 21, Murcia, Spain: Introduction to the colloquium Studying the visual and material dimensions of education and learning (with Petteri Laihonen)

13 May 2016. Co-exploring school environments with local community members: a joint analysis of visual materials (with Kristiina Skinnari). Exploratory Workshop for Participatory Visual Methods. Jyväskylä, Finland.

29 April 2016. Revisualizing the Linguistic Landscape with Videographic Methodologies (with Robert A. Troyer). 8th Linguistic Landscapes International Workshop, Liverpool, United Kingdom.

14 April 2016. English schoolscapes in Finland and Hungary (with Petteri Laihonen). Education Research Spring Colloquium, Jyväskylä, Finland.

23 March 2016. Results of the project and personal experience. Concluding ‘Finding own words’: a Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship project in Applied Language Studies seminar, University of Jyväskylä, Finland.

11 February 2016. Globalization and education. Guest lecture at Tallinn University, Estonia.

10 February 2016. Internationalization at universities. Guest lecture at Tallinn University, Estonia.

8 February 2016. Culture and diversity in schools: a linguistic landscape approach. Guest lecture at Tallinn University, Estonia.

4 February 2016. Studying local, national and global practices in education: a linguistic landscape approach. Globalization and social justice seminar, University of Jyväskylä, Finland.

26 January 2016. Linguistic landscapes, cityscapes, schoolscapes and language education. JULIET seminar, University of Jyväskylä, Finland.

15 and 17 December 2015. On schoolscapes: approaches and perspectives. Part 1, 2. Researcher meeting, University of Leeds, United Kingdom.

18 November 2015. Schoolscapes and belonging (with Petteri Laihonen). Researcher meeting, University of Jyväskylä, Finland.

17 November 2015. Board games in school: ideologies and interactional practices. Sharing the Play seminar, Jyväskylä, Finland.

13 November 2015. Introduction: on theory and methods of schoolscape studies (with Petteri Laihonen). AFinLA Autumn Symposium, Helsinki, Finland.

12 November 2015. Co-constructing the global, the national and the local: schoolscapes in interaction. Guest lecture at Tallinn University, Estonia.

5 November 2015. Co-exploring school spaces: using the ‘tourist guide technique’ in research. Centre for Applied Studies Workshop on Multimodality, Jyväskylä, Finland.

23 October 2015. Scoolscape in interaction: an English lesson (presentation in the data session). The Language-Gesture Connection workshop, Oulu, Finland.

8 October 2015. Co-constructing and experiencing linguistic diversity in educational spaces in Hungary: An interaction-oriented language ideological study.Contextualizing linguistic diversity in institutional settings workshop, Tromsø, Norway.

7 October 2015. Pictures as data (invited opening lecture). Pictures as data data seminar, Tromsø, Norway.

6 October 2015. Interviewing children (invited lecture). Researcher meeting, Tromsø, Norway.

19 September 2015. What can the schoolscape offer for becoming multilingual? Affordances in the learning environment (invited keynote lecture with Petteri Laihonen). Mercator–LEARNMe Conference on Minority Language Research, Educational practice and Policy. Revisiting Methodology, Learning and Established Concepts. Budapest, Hungary.

19 August 2015. Linguistic diversity in Hungarian majority and minority schoolscapes (with Petteri Laihonen). 12th International Congress for Finno-Ugric Studies, Oulu, Finland. || Abstract

6 June 2015. As we think we may teach: Ideologies on IT in the classroom. ISIS Summit 4 'The information society at the crossroads', Vienna, Austria. || Extended abstract

23 May 2015. Linguistic landscapes, affordances and second language learning (with Hannele Dufva and Sirkku Lesonen). 42nd Finnish Conference of Linguistics, Vaasa, Finland. || Abstract

8 May 2015. Reading, reconstructing and interpreting the schoolscape: Working with the ‘tourist guide technique’. Linguistic Landscape 7 Workshop, Berkeley (California), United States of America. || Abstract

7 May 2015. Where agency takes place: Schoolscapes in Finland and Hungary (with Petteri Laihonen). Linguistic Landscape 7 Workshop, Berkeley (California), United States of America. || Abstract

29 April 2015. Discourses of diversity in Hungarian and Finnish schools: A visual semiotic approach. Exploratory seminar on superdiversity and intersectionality, Jyväskylä, Finland.

9 April 2015. Jyväskyläläisen kielentutkimuksen yhteiskunnallisuus [The social impact of Jyväskylä language studies] (with Taina Saarinen and Mirja Tarnanen). Business meeting at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland.

20 Februrary 2015. ’Talking heads’ interviews. Data session in Conversation Analysis, Jyväskylä, Finland.

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