Migrant family language practices and language policies in Finland

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dc.contributor.author Shahzaman, Haque
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-04T07:02:21Z
dc.date.available 2011-07-04T07:02:21Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Haque, S. (2011). Migrant family language practices and language policies in Finland. Apples – Journal of Applied Language Studies Vol. 5, 1 , p. 49–64
dc.identifier.issn 1457-9863
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/27266
dc.description.abstract This article investigates the language practices and language policies of an Indian migrant family in their daily life in Finland. The purpose of this paper is to consider the potential of an empirical case study on migration to understand the interrelationship between macro and micro analyses of language policies and practices. Though the migrant language instruction is encouraged and executed under the national language policy in Finland, the second generation of the Indian family was taught their parental languages at home. The family members resort to English as the principle language of communication in their daily life interaction with local inhabitants. The diachronic study further reveals patterns of language shift for the mother toward the Finnish language. This shift has an impact on the language practices of the children. en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Centre for Applied Language Studies at the University of Jyväskylä
dc.relation.ispartofseries Apples - Journal of Applied Language Studies
dc.relation.uri http://apples.jyu.fi
dc.subject.other language practices en
dc.subject.other family language policy en
dc.subject.other Indian migrant family in Finland en
dc.subject.other language conflict en
dc.title Migrant family language practices and language policies in Finland en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:jyu-2011070411111
dc.subject.kota 612
dc.type.uri http://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
eprint.status http://purl.org/eprint/type/status/PeerReviewed

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