Search for dissertations about: "Language maintenance and shift"

Found 5 swedish dissertations containing the words Language maintenance and shift.

  1. 1. Same Mother Tongue - Different Origins : Implications for Language Maintenance and Shift among Hungarian Immigrants and their Children in Sweden

    Author : Kamilla György-Ullholm; Kari Fraurud; Ellen Bijvoet; Wei Li; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Language maintenance and shift; intergenerational language transmission; childhood bilingualism; simultaneous and consecutive bilingualism; heritage languages; Hungarian; Swedish as a second language; migrant families; Sweden; Nyelvcsere; nyelvmegtartás; nyelvhasználat; Svédország; magyar kivándorlók; nyelvátadás bevándorló családokban; gyermekkori kétnyelvüség; szimultán és szekvenciális kétnyelvüség; Språkbyte och språkbevarande; språköverföring i familjen; invandrarspråk; ungerska i Sverige; invandrarfamiljer; skolbarn; simultan och successiv tvåspråkighet; barns tvåspråkighet; Bilingualism; Tvåspråkighet; Swedish language; Svenska språket; Finno-Ugric languages; Finsk-ugriska språk; Children s language; Barnspråk; tvåspråkighetsforskning; Bilingualism Research;

    Abstract : This study investigates intergenerational language transmission amongst Hungarian immigrants, using in-depth interviews and participant observation as the main methods. The analysis examines the experiences of parents and their school-aged children in 61 families living in Sweden´s two main cities, Stockholm and Göteborg. READ MORE

  2. 2. From family language practices to family language policies : Children as socializing agents

    Author : Mina Kheirkhah; Asta Cekaite; Helena Bani-Shoraka; Elizabeth Lanza; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; HUMANIORA; SOCIAL SCIENCES; HUMANITIES; Family language policy; multilingualism; language socialization; Familj språkpolicy; flerspråkighet; språk socialisation;

    Abstract : combining approaches to family language policy with a language socialization approach, the present thesis examines family interoctions in five bi/multilingual lronian families in Sweden. The foci of the thesis have emerged from viewing and analyzing video-recordings of the families' everyday interactions, interviews and observations conducted during two phases of fieldwork. READ MORE

  3. 3. Immigration, security and the public debate on US language policy : A critical discourse analysis of language attitudes in the United States of America

    Author : Soraya Tharani; Anna-Brita Stenström; Malmö högskola; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; national identity; societal security; language policy; ethnolinguistic conflict; human rights; language rights; ethnicity; multilingualism; immigration; critical discourse analysis; language attitudes; English language; Spanish language; United States; Språkpolitik – Förenta staterna Invandringspolitik – Förenta staterna;

    Abstract : The narrative of the United States is of a "nation of immigrants" in which the language shift patterns of earlier ethnolinguistic groups have tended towards linguistic assimilation through English. In recent years, however, changes in the demographic landscape and language maintenance by non-English speaking immigrants, particularly Hispanics, have been perceived as threats and have led to calls for an official English language policy. READ MORE

  4. 4. Language maintenance or shift? : a study of Greek background students in Sweden

    Author : Nelly Kostoulas-Makrakis; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Tvåspråkighet Sverige; Grekiska språket; Svenska språket; Etnolingvistik; Greker-- Sverige; Invandrarungdomar-- Sverige; Invandrarbarn-- Sverige; Hemspråksundervisning-- Sverige;

    Abstract : This study explores and illustrates the process of language maintenance and shift among greek background students in Sweden, who attend home language instruction. The results show that students' attitudes learning greek were positive. The great majority of students indicated a strong in-group identification. READ MORE

  5. 5. Language Choice and Code-Switching in the Azerbaijani Community in Tehran : A conversation analytic approach to bilingual practices

    Author : Helena Bani-Shoraka; Carina Jahani; Gisela Håkansson; Jens Normann Jørgensen; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : Iranian languages; Language maintenance; Language shift; Code-switching; Style-shifting; Conversation analysis; Bilingualism; Azerbaijani; Persian; Language policy; Iranska språk - allmänt; Iranian Languages; iranska språk;

    Abstract : This study examines language choice and code-switching patterns found in the Azerbaijani speech community in Tehran, Iran. Two empirical studies have been combined. READ MORE