A Plurimethodological Empirical Survey on Language Climate Change
Edited By Stephan Kessler and Marko Pantermöller
Finland and Lithuania stand for different ways of dealing with societal multilingualism and minority issues. However, in recent years, questions of language policy had been discussed more controversially in both countries. Thus our detailed surveys on Finland and Lithuania focused on how different population groups think about the lingual situation there. This publication presents the researchers’ results from between 2014 and 2016 regarding the attitudes towards the minority and majority languages. Key to the research was an especially developed methodological mixture, including the matched-guise technique. The surveys’ final reports to the German Research Foundation (DFG) are followed by contributions that give more details on the legal status of the languages in Finland and Lithuania or describe the specific features of urban multilingualism there.
Yvonne Bindrim: On the Relationship between Language Attitudes and Linguistic Opinions in Finland
On the Relationship between LanguageAttitudes and Linguistic Opinions in Finland
Abstract. This study aims to survey the relationship between the Finnish-speaking and the Swedish-speaking population in Finland using an indirect and a direct method in combination: the matched-guise test and a questionnaire. The comparison of the results reveals that indirectly and directly elicited stances need to be distinguished from one another, and that stereotypes are considerably more common than previously assumed.
2 The study
2.1 Matched-guise test
2.2 The questionnaire
2.3 Data collection
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