Multilingual text work in the platform economy - freelancers developing their multiliteracies and employability

Main funder

Funder's project number202201910

Funds granted by main funder (€)

  • 90 100,00

Project timetable

Project start date01/08/2023

Project end date31/10/2025


This research explores multilingual text work in the platform economy. The focus of study are the freelancers who market their expertise for writing and text work in a digital labor platform called UpWork. UpWork is the worlds' largest purely virtual labor platform, and in this study a focus especially on multilingual freelancers living in Finland. I explore how they market and develop their text and discoursive skills and navigate their employability in the platform economy.

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Free keywords

gig work; language and work; multiliteracies; platform work; platform economy; employability

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