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dc.contributor.authorSopanen, Pauliina
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-24T11:24:10Z
dc.date.available2022-02-24T11:24:10Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifier.citationSopanen, P. (2022). Teachers’ language practices and choices in a bilingual, co-located kindergarten in Finland. <i>Apples : Journal of Applied Language Studies</i>, <i>Early online</i>. <a href="https://doi.org/10.47862/apples.107280" target="_blank">https://doi.org/10.47862/apples.107280</a>
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_104319965
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/79952
dc.description.abstractThis article explores the language practices and choices of four teachers in a co-located kindergarten in Finland. Following Finland’s official bilingualism, the education system is built on two tracks –Finnish and Swedish. As official languages of Finland, the two languages share the same status, but since Finnish is the registered language of the vast majority of the population, Swedish can be seen as a de facto minority language –one reason why Swedish education has been seen as an important space for maintaining Swedish language and culture. This constitutes an important perspective for research on Finnish and Swedish early childhood education units that are located in the same building. In this article, the language practices and choices of four kindergarten teachers are examined.The teachers workedin different groups: two of them in Swedish groups and two in Finnish groups. These teachers’ everyday activities were observed and recorded,and the teachers were interviewed about their language practices and choices. Through data source and methodological triangulation, this article illustrates how the teachers worked side by side in collaboration and across language borders, and thus created a feeling of community between the Finnish and Swedish groups. Sharing some of the spaces and activities broadened the space and made it more bilingual. At the same time, the teachers’ language practices gave extra support to Swedish, which was used not only in the Swedish groups but also with bilinguals in the Finnish groups.en
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherJyväskylän yliopisto
dc.relation.ispartofseriesApples : Journal of Applied Language Studies
dc.rightsCC BY 4.0
dc.subject.otherearly childhood education
dc.subject.otherlanguage choice
dc.subject.otherlanguage practices
dc.subject.otherteachers
dc.titleTeachers’ language practices and choices in a bilingual, co-located kindergarten in Finland
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-202202241682
dc.contributor.laitosKieli- ja viestintätieteiden laitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosDepartment of Language and Communication Studiesen
dc.contributor.oppiaineRuotsin kielifi
dc.contributor.oppiaineSwedishen
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.relation.issn1457-9863
dc.relation.volumeEarly online
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© 2022: The authors
dc.rights.accesslevelopenAccessfi
dc.subject.ysovarhaiskasvatus
dc.subject.ysokaksikielisyys
dc.subject.ysosuomen kieli
dc.subject.ysovarhaiskasvatuksen opettajat
dc.subject.ysoruotsin kieli
dc.subject.ysokielenkäyttö
dc.format.contentfulltext
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p1650
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p10956
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p8856
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p4918
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p12469
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p11302
dc.rights.urlhttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.relation.doi10.47862/apples.107280
jyx.fundinginformationThis work was supported by Svenska litteratursällskapet (4019).


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