Maintaining power through language correction: a case of L1 education in Post-Soviet Lithuania

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Document Type:
Knygos dalis / Part of the book
Anglų kalba / English
Maintaining power through language correction: a case of L1 education in Post-Soviet Lithuania
Kalbinis ugdymas; Kalbos normos; L1; Lietuvių kalba; Posovietinė Lietuva; Preskriptyvizmas; Preskriptyvizmas posovietinėje Lietuvoje; Standartizavimas etnolingvistinė ideologija; Švietimo sistema.
Education; Ethnolinguistic ideology; L1; Language education; Language norm-setting; Lithuanian; Pos-soviet Lithuania; Post-Soviet Lithuanian prescriptivism; Prescriptivism; Standardization.
Summary / Abstract:

ENMany features of prescriptivism in different language communities are similar on the surface. For instance, it has been claimed that the language ideologies that authorize one linguistic variety as the ‘standard’ are rather uniform across cases (Gal, 2010: 38), and that justifications of language correction by standard language (SL) norm-setters can resemble one another. However, language communities can also vary in their language correction practices. For instance, they can vary in the role language mavens play in developing governmental language policies and in ‘how strictly [a community’s] pedagogical systems are centralized, how thoroughly language regulations penetrate the whole country, and how stringently the standard is being inculcated and enforced’ (Gal, 2010: 38). In current education systems, however, prescriptivist ideology and its frequent companion, linguistic nationalism, can be partly or completely replaced by modern linguistics’ views towards language variation. These views are presented in teaching materials, in language teaching curricula and - to a various degree - in the metalinguistic awareness of teachers due to their professional education. [Extract, p. 145]

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