The articles collected in this volume address linguistic diversity in Russia and Finland from different perspectives and aim to provide both theoretical and empirical knowledge concerning recently emerged multilingual and multicultural developments. The topics include representations and conceptualisations of multilingualism, the language education of immigrants, the linguistic rights of ethnic minorities, language policy, and ideologies underlying multilingual activities. Linguistic and cultural diversity is approached from different theoretical and methodological perspectives (e.g. discourse analysis, ethnography). The focus is on both micro and macro level phenomena. The articles show how the ideologies that underlie language policies and also various grass-root multilingual practices are conditioned by broader political, historical and socio-cultural contexts.
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2010. 214 pp., 10 tables
Contents: Mika Lähteenmäki/Marjatta Vanhala-Aniszewski: Introduction – Mika Lähteenmäki: Heteroglossia and voice: conceptualising
linguistic diversity from a Bakhtinian perspective – Arto Mustajoki: Types of non-standard communication encounters with special
reference to Russian – Sirkka Laihiala-Kankainen/Sari Pietikäinen: Contexts and consequences of language ideologies: the case
of indigenous Sámi languages in Inari and Lovozero – Riitta Pyykkö: Language policy as a means of integration in Russia –
Marjatta Vanhala-Aniszewski: Unity or diversity? The language ideology debate in Russian media texts – Lea Siilin: Receptive
multilingualism in Finnish-Russian print media – Ekaterina Protassova: Multilingual education in Russia – Tatjana Rynkänen/Sari
Pöyhönen: Russian-speaking young immigrants in Finland: educational and linguistic challenges for integration – Aila Pesonen:
Finnish language training and integration into Finnish society: a case study of a Russian-speaking immigrant group in the
city of Virrat.