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Selkälä, Satu; Virtaluoto, Jenni (2020) Vor-und Nachteile der Digitalisierung bei der Arbeit von Sprachexpertinnen und –experten. In: Hirsto, H., M. Enell-Nilsson, H. Kauppinen-Räisänen & N. Keng (toim./red./eds/hrsg.) 2020. Työelämän viestintä III, Arbetslivskommunikation III, Workplace Communication III, Kommunikation im Berufsleben III. VAKKI Symposium XL 6.–7.2.2020. VAKKI Publications 12. Vaasa, (pp. 224–237). https://vakki.net/index.php/2020/12/31/workplace-communication-iii/

Vor-und Nachteile der Digitalisierung bei der Arbeit von Sprachexpertinnen und –experten

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Author: Selkälä, Satu1; Virtaluoto, Jenni2
Organizations: 1Deutsche Sprache und Kultur, Universität Oulu
2Institut für Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaften, Universität Jyväskylä
Format: article
Version: published version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 0.6 MB)
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe202101141784
Language: German
Published: VAKKI, 2020
Publish Date: 2021-01-14
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Abstract

While the future of work is discussed from many perspectives, discussions on how an individual’s own work tasks are changing are relatively rare (Dufva et al. 2017). This article builds on our alumni study (Selkälä, Tahkokorpi & Virtaluoto 2018), in which we discovered that despite the perceived changes in working life — often called the disruption of work — the foreign language alumni of the Oulu University have found per-manent positions in the traditional professions of language graduates with relative ease. For them, the disruption of work has not affected employability or the terms of employment. To investigate how working life has changed for people in these professions, we gathered group and individual interview data in 2018–2019 on the career development of language professionals. We transcribed the data and analyzed it through thematic analysis (Braun & Clarke 2012). This article discusses the main theme we discovered in the data: the digitalization of work. Based on the data, digitalization has had a profound impact on the work of language professionals, but teachers and other language professionals experience this impact very differently. We conclude by suggesting ways in which the effects of digitalization could be managed.

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Series: VAKKI Publications
ISSN: 2242-6841
ISSN-E: 2242-685X
ISSN-L: 2242-6841
ISBN: 978-952-68538-9-5
Pages: 224 - 237
Host publication: Työelämän viestintä III, Arbetslivskommunikation III, Workplace Communication III, Kommunikation im Berufsleben III. VAKKI Symposium XL. Vaasa 6.–7.2.2020
Host publication editor: Hirsto, Heidi
Enell-Nilsson, Mona
Kauppinen-Räisänen, Hannele
Keng, Nicole
Conference: VAKKI-symposiumi
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 6121 Languages
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