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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, literacies, linguistic ethnography.


Research qualifications: Docent



Works at

Professor at Department of Language Studies Section: Swedish as second language, Language Teaching and Learning, and Educational Work
A, Humanisthuset, korridor HUM.K.2 Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

Professor in Educational Work. Associate Professor in Bilingualism at Stockh.


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:

Mother tongues, minorities and linguistic heterogeneity: Teaching methods and teaching practices in preschools and schools with a focus on literacies. Swedish Institute for Educational Research (2022-2024). Project leader. 

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). Project leader. 


Publications (selected): 

Selected publications


You can read more about my research at www.carlajonsson.com




Applied Linguistics Review, Mouton de Gruyter 2023, Vol. 14, (4) : 679-695
Nissi, Riikka; Blasjö, Mona; Jonsson, Carla
Möjligheter till lärande: andraspråksdidaktik i ett kritiskt perspektiv, Stockholm: Liber 2022 : 35-48
Jonsson, Carla
Literacies in the age of mobility: literacy practices of adult and adolescent migrants, Palgrave Macmillan 2022 : 263-284
Jonsson, Carla
Skrivdidaktik i grundskolan, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB 2022 : 215-238
Jonsson, Carla
Stockholm: Skolverket 2020
Jonsson, Carla

Research on Second Language Teaching and Multilingualism 7,5 hp

Teaching Material Analysis 7,5 hp

Multilingualism 7,5 hp

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

Supervision and examination of essays