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dc.contributor.authorPöyhönen, Sari
dc.contributor.authorSimpson, James
dc.date.accessioned2020-10-15T09:44:38Z
dc.date.available2020-10-15T09:44:38Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.citationPöyhönen, S., & Simpson, J. (2021). Contesting language policy for asylum seekers in the Northern periphery : the story of Tailor F. <i>Language Policy</i>, <i>20</i>(2), 261-285. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1007/s10993-020-09554-0" target="_blank">https://doi.org/10.1007/s10993-020-09554-0</a>
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_42611013
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/72189
dc.description.abstractThis article is about navigating asylum, employment and language policy in a new country as an asylum seeker. Through the story of one individual, we show that profound inequalities are exacerbated when forced migrants are limited in their choice of language they might study or use. The individual is Tailor F, an Iraqi man seeking asylum, and the country is Finland, officially bilingual, with a majority language (Finnish) and a minority language (Swedish). Finland’s official bilingualism does not extend evenly to language education provided for asylum seekers, who are taught Finnish regardless of the region where they are placed. Upon arrival, Tailor F was housed in a reception centre for asylum seekers located in a Swedish-dominant rural area of the country. Through our linguistic ethnography we examine how he navigates multilingually in his early settlement, his current work and his online life. We relate his story to explicit and implicit official bilingualism in Finland and discuss his lived experiences in relation to the contexts of asylum policy and employment. Tailor F’s story shows how, through his practices, he has contested implicit language policy for asylum seekers in order to gain membership of the local Swedish-dominant community, achieve a sense of belonging, and potentially realise his aspirations for the future.en
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dc.languageeng
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSpringer
dc.relation.ispartofseriesLanguage Policy
dc.rightsCC BY 4.0
dc.subject.otherasylum
dc.subject.otherbilingualism
dc.subject.otherFinland
dc.subject.otherlanguage education
dc.subject.otherlinguistic ethnography
dc.subject.othernew speaker
dc.subject.otherrural superdiversity
dc.titleContesting language policy for asylum seekers in the Northern periphery : the story of Tailor F
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-202010156241
dc.contributor.laitosSoveltavan kielentutkimuksen keskusfi
dc.contributor.laitosCentre for Applied Language Studiesen
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange261-285
dc.relation.issn1568-4555
dc.relation.numberinseries2
dc.relation.volume20
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© The Author(s) 2020
dc.rights.accesslevelopenAccessfi
dc.relation.grantnumber16/2945
dc.relation.grantnumber17/1633
dc.subject.ysokielivalinnat
dc.subject.ysokieltenopetus
dc.subject.ysoturvapaikanhakijat
dc.subject.ysosuomen kieli
dc.subject.ysomaahanmuuttajat
dc.subject.ysoruotsin kieli
dc.subject.ysokielipolitiikka
dc.subject.ysoetnografia
dc.subject.ysomonikielisyys
dc.subject.ysososiolingvistiikka
dc.format.contentfulltext
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jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p8856
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p6165
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p12469
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jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p14028
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p6720
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p1353
dc.rights.urlhttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.relation.doi10.1007/s10993-020-09554-0
dc.relation.funderSvenska Kulturfondenfi
dc.relation.funderSvenska Kulturfondenfi
dc.relation.funderSvenska Kulturfondenen
dc.relation.funderSvenska Kulturfondenen
jyx.fundingprogramSäätiöfi
jyx.fundingprogramFoundationen
jyx.fundinginformationThis research was funded by a series of grants from the Svenska Kulturfonden (2015–2018; Grant Nos: 17/1633, 16/2945, 15/1552) and the Research Collegium for Language in a Changing Society (RECLAS).


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