Sociolinguistic ethnography of contestation and innovation in multilingual Sámi, Corsican, Irish and Welsh indigenous and minority language contexts.
Peripheral multilingualism examines contestation and innovation in multilingual Sámi, Corsican, Irish and Welsh indigenous and minority language contexts. Starting from the premise that the relative fixity and fluidity of language boundaries are emergent properties of interaction, we focus on the tensions and creativity that arise from complex and changing multilingual processes, practices and experiences in these contexts. We argue that peripheral multilingual minority language sites are particularly revealing for rethinking what multilingualism means as they call into question the very nature of categories like “language” and “speaker”. We adopt a collaborative, multisited ethnography together with a discourse studies approach to identify and explore linguistic, social and ideological characteristics of peripheral multilingualism present across these indigenous and minority language contexts.
Sari Pietikäinen, Sarah Compton and Kati Dlaske (2015) Putting resources into practice: A nexus analysis of knowledge mobilisation activities in language research and multilingual communities. Current issues in language planning 16 (3), 187-200.
Tracing mobility across boundaries – ethnography, go big? Think Tank Seminar by Prof. Alexandre Duchêne (University of Friborg), Dr. Emanuel da Silva (University of Jyväskylä and University of Toronto), Prof. Laura Huttunen (University of Tampere), and Dr. Alfonso del Percio (University of Oslo). University of Jyväskylä, Finland. September 18, 2015.
Why discourse now? The ways in which discourse matters (or doesn´t) under current conditions. Invited talks by Prof. Alexandre Duchene (University of Friborg) and Dr. Alfonso del Percio (University of Oslo). University of Jyväskylä, Finland. September 17, 2015.
Alexandre Duchêne 2015. Unequal language investment: and why political economy matters in the study of multilingualism. Invited talk at University of Jyväskylä, Finland. September 7, 2015.