Dangerous Multilingualism: Northern Perspectives on Order, Purity and Normality

Hardcover | December 24, 2012

EditorJan Blommaert, Sirpa Leppänen, Päivi Pahta

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Focuses on the endangering effects of language-ideological processes. This book looks at the challenges imposed by globalization and super-diversity on the nation state and its language situations and ideologies, and demonstrates how many of its problems rise from the tension between late-modern diversity and the (pre-)modernist responses to it.

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Focuses on the endangering effects of language-ideological processes. This book looks at the challenges imposed by globalization and super-diversity on the nation state and its language situations and ideologies, and demonstrates how many of its problems rise from the tension between late-modern diversity and the (pre-)modernist respon...

JAN BLOMMAERT is Professor of Language, Culture and Globalization at Tilburg University, The Netherlands. Prior to this he was Finland Distinguished Professor of Linguistic Anthropology at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland (2007-2010). His main publications include Language Ideological Debates (edited), Discourse: A Critical Introd...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:330 pages, 10.19 × 5.72 × 1.01 inPublished:December 24, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230321410

ISBN - 13:9780230321410

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Endangering Multilingualism; J.Blommaert, S.Leppänen & M.Spotti 
PART I: ORDER – DISORDER
Finland's Official Bilingualism – a Bed of Roses or of Procrustes?; O-P.Salo
Linguistic Diversity as a Problem and a Resource – Multilingualism in European and Finnish Policy Documents; T.Nikula, S.Pöyhönen, T.Saarinen & T.Kangasvieri
Dealing with Increasing Linguistic Diversity in Schools – the Finnish Example; M.Suni & S.Latomaa
Problematic Plurilingualism – Teachers' Views; S.Voipio-Huovinen & M.Martin
PART II: PURITY – IMPURITY
Hard Currency or a Stigma – the Russian-Finnish Bilingualism Among Young Russian-speaking Immigrants in Finland; M.Lähteenmäki & M.Vanhala-Aniszewski
Finnish Culture and Language Endangered – Language Ideological Debates on English in the Finnish Press from 1995 to 2007; S.Leppänen & P.Pahta
Multilingualism in Nordic Cooperation – a View from the Margin; M.Martin
The Dangers of Normativity – the Case of Minority Language Media; S.Pietikäinen & H.Kelly-Holmes
PART III: NORMALITY – ABNORMALITY
Discourses of Proficiency and Normality – Endangering Aspects of English in an Individual's Biography of Language Use; T.Räisänen
Peer Normativity and Sanctioning of Linguistic Resources-in-use – on Non-Standard Englishes in Finnish Football Forums Online; S.Kytölä
Experiencing Multilingualism – the Elderly becoming Marginalized?; A.Pitkänen-Huhta & M.Hujo
When One of Your Languages is not Recognised as a Language at All; E.Tapio & R.Takkinen