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Aikuisten kirjoittaminen ja kirjoitustaitotarpeet digitalisoituvassa Suomessa (2022)
Adult writing and literacy needs in a digitalizing society, Finland

Honko, M., Sulkunen, S., Vaarala, H., & Söyrinki, S. (2022). Aikuisten kirjoittaminen ja kirjoitustaitotarpeet digitalisoituvassa Suomessa. In T. Seppälä, S. Lesonen, P. Iikkanen, & S. D'hondt (Eds.), Kieli, muutos ja yhteiskunta (pp. 61-85). Suomen soveltavan kielitieteen yhdistys AFinLA. AFinLA:n vuosikirja, 2022. https://doi.org/10.30661/afinlavk.114544

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Publication details

All authors or editorsHonko, Mari; Sulkunen, Sari; Vaarala, Heidi; Söyrinki, Sini

Parent publicationKieli, muutos ja yhteiskunta

Parent publication editorsSeppälä, Tanja; Lesonen, Sirkku; Iikkanen, Päivi; D'hondt, Sigurd


Journal or seriesAFinLA:n vuosikirja


Publication year2022

Publication date02/12/2022

Number in series2022

Pages range61-85

Number of pages in the book433

PublisherSuomen soveltavan kielitieteen yhdistys AFinLA

Place of PublicationJyväskylä

Publication countryFinland

Publication languageFinnish


Persistent website addresshttps://journal.fi/afinlavk/article/view/114544

Publication open accessOpenly available

Publication channel open accessOpen Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/84328

Additional informationSuomen soveltavan kielitieteen yhdistyksen julkaisuja ; 79, ISSN 0781-0318


Although currently mainstream concept of multiliteracy refers to both reading and writing, writing research has been overshadowed by reading research. However, digitalization has shaped the ways of writing significantly and the concept of writing might need a new definition. In this article, we focus on Finnish adults’ beliefs on writing. The data comes from a questionnaire we posted on social media channels (FB) and relevant e-mailing lists to a wide range of recipients. We received 90 responses mostly from adults who write frequently. We analyzed the responses using the content analysis and descriptive statistics. The analysis shows, that participating in the digitalized society requires writing literacy, and even though writing in general has been democratized, the differences in writing literacy can also cause inequality. Respondents recognized the need to develop their writing together with others on different platforms. However, more research is needed on the beliefs of less active adult writers.

Keywordsmultiliteracyability to writewritingmultimodalityliterary skillsadultsdigitalisation

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Ministry reportingYes

Reporting Year2022

JUFO rating1

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