My dissertation is part of the project ”multilingual practices and pedagogical challenges in eldercare”. My focus is on multilingual practices used in the mundane care work and their significance for the participants’ professional development. I am particularly interested in how participants use multimodal resources to accommodate to each other to establish the sense of solidarity.
The data is collected through video and audio recordings as well as ethnographic observations during care work in elderly care facilities where the students are trained. The analysis of the recorded data relies on the framework of conversation analysis.