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Carla Jonsson

Professor in Educational Work.

Research interests: multilingualism in education and work life, minority languages, Swedish as a second language, translanguaging, linguistic ethnography.




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Professor at Department of Language Studies Units: Swedish as second language, Language Teaching and Learning, and Educational Work
A, Humanisthuset, korridor HF2 Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

Professor in Educational Work.


Research Interests:

Bilingualism, multilingualism, linguistic ethnography, bilingual education, language education, education of minority languages, Swedish as a second language, mother tongue instruction, language ideologies, language & power, literacy, multilingual literacies, identities, intercultural communication, sociolinguistics, critical discourse analysis, translanguaging, code-switching.


Research Projects:
Professional Communication and Digital Media: Complexity, Mobility and Multilingualism in the Global Workplace.
Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation. (2016–2019)


Investigating Discourses of Inheritance and Identity in Four Multilingual European Settings. European Science Foundation via HERA - Humanities in the European Research Area. (2010-2012)

Intercultural Pedagogy and Intercultural Learning in Language Education. The Swedish Research Council. (2007-//-2011)


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Research groups

Group member

Multilingualism 7,5 hp

Teaching in the Multilingual Classroom (advanced course) 7,5 hp

Supervision and examination of essays, spring term 2020.