Lithuanian language discourses and family language policies of Lithuanian families in Sweden: A case study

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Language:
Anglų kalba / English
Title:
Lithuanian language discourses and family language policies of Lithuanian families in Sweden: A case study
In the Journal:
Acta Baltico-Slavica. 2019, Nr. 43, p. 126-142. Linguistic and cultural heritage of the baltic-slavic borderland. Continuity – loss – recovery
Keywords:
LT
Šeimos kalbų politika; Kalbos išlaikymas; Lietuvių kalbos diskursai; Lingvistinė etnografija; Švedija (Sweden).
EN
Family language policy; Language maintenance; Lithuanian language discourses; Linguistic ethnography; Sweden.
Summary / Abstract:

ENThis case study shares first insights of the family language policy of a Lithuanian family in Sweden. It identifies Lithuanian language discourses that might affect this policy and analyses discourse strategies applied by the family members. The aim is to shed some new light on the negotiation processes of family language policies that either support the maintenance of an ethnic language as the means of intra-family communication in immigrant contexts or, conversely, work against it. Applying a linguistic ethnographical approach, the study indicates that in this case the family language policy is mostly shaped by the mother in a protective and monolingual way in order to foster the maintenance of the Lithuanian heritage in anticipation of an external threat for Lithuanian language and identity. [From the publication]

DOI:
10.11649/abs.2019.005
ISSN:
0065-1044; 2392-2389
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2020-07-28 20:26:07
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