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.
Vava Lunabba: Language Climate in Finland
Language Climate in Finland
In the history of Finland’s national languages, there has been an era of language disputes. Changes in the population structure have had their effects on the language conditions in Finland. The general language climate appears to have become harsher during recent years in Finland.
1 Linguistic rights in Finland in the past and today
2 Current linguistic conditions in Finland
3 Bilingualism and linguistic division of municipalities
4 Language climates in bilingual municipalities
5 General language climate in Finland
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