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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.


Research qualifications: Docent



Works at

Professor at Department of Language Studies Units: 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.


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
Skrivdidaktik i grundskolan, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB 2022 : 215-238
Jonsson, Carla
Literacies in the age of mobility: literacy practices of adult and adolescent migrants, Palgrave Macmillan 2022 : 263-284
Jonsson, Carla
Stockholm: Skolverket 2020
Jonsson, Carla

Multilingualism 7,5 hp

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

Supervision and examination of essays