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Omaa paikkaa etsimässä : edistyneisyys suomea toisena kielenään puhuvien kokemana (2022)
In search of one’s own place : advancedness as experienced by speakers of Finnish as a second language


Ruuska, K., & Suni, M. (2022). Omaa paikkaa etsimässä : edistyneisyys suomea toisena kielenään puhuvien kokemana. In L. Aarikka, K. Priiki, & I. Ivaska (Eds.), Soveltavan kielitieteilijän sormenjälkiä etsimässä : kielen rakenteet ja niiden käyttäjät Kirsti Siitosen tutkimuksellisina kiintopisteinä (pp. 19-39). Suomen soveltavan kielitieteen yhdistys AFinLA. AFinLA-teema. https://doi.org/10.30660/afinla.111374


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Publication details

All authors or editorsRuuska, Katharina; Suni, Minna

Parent publicationSoveltavan kielitieteilijän sormenjälkiä etsimässä : kielen rakenteet ja niiden käyttäjät Kirsti Siitosen tutkimuksellisina kiintopisteinä

Parent publication editorsAarikka, Lotta; Priiki, Katri; Ivaska, Ilmari

eISBN978-951-9388-73-1

Journal or seriesAFinLA-teema

eISSN2814-6298

Publication year2022

Publication date16/06/2022

Issue number14

Pages range19-39

Number of pages in the book287

PublisherSuomen soveltavan kielitieteen yhdistys AFinLA

Publication countryFinland

Publication languageFinnish

DOIhttps://doi.org/10.30660/afinla.111374

Persistent website addresshttps://journal.fi/afinla/article/view/111374

Publication open accessOpenly available

Publication channel open accessOpen Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/82119

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Abstract

This article takes up a central question of Kirsti Siitonen’s dissertation – how advancedness in Finnish as a second language can be characterized – and investigates it from the perspective of research terminology as well as the lived experience of language users. We first discuss how and with what implications advanced learners of Finnish have been referred to in the research literature, i.e. whether they have been regarded as learners, speakers or other kinds of language users. Applying a small stories approach to interview data from different research projects, we then explore what advancedness means to such language users themselves. We conclude that advanced learners navigate a complex sociolinguistic context in which their place is not self-evident. Insights into their experiences contribute to debates about the migration – or recruitment – of highly educated professionals who need very advanced Finnish skills in order to work in their field in Finland.


KeywordsFinnish languageFinnish as a second languagelanguage skillsadvanced levelimmigrantsuse of languagelegitimacysociolinguistics


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Ministry reportingYes

Reporting Year2022

JUFO rating1


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