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Multilingualism as Part of Social Reality (2022)

Čeginskas, V. L. A. (2022). Multilingualism as Part of Social Reality. In G. Prasad, N. Auger, & E. Le Pichon Vorstman (Eds.), Multilingualism and Education : Researchers' Pathways and Perspectives (pp. 84-91). Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009037075.010

JYU authors or editors

Publication details

All authors or editorsČeginskas, Viktorija L. A.

Parent publicationMultilingualism and Education : Researchers' Pathways and Perspectives

Parent publication editorsPrasad, Gail; Auger, Nathalie; Le Pichon Vorstman, Emmanuelle



Publication year2022

Publication date09/06/2022

Pages range84-91

Number of pages in the book312

PublisherCambridge University Press

Place of PublicationCambridge

Publication countryUnited Kingdom

Publication languageEnglish


Publication open accessNot open

Publication channel open access


The story of Viktorija Ceginskas is a story of interactions between different ethnicities, cultures, and languages on the borders of the Baltic States. She shows how stateless refugees may compensate for their loss of identity by strong emotional bonds with families, native countries, and languages. She shows how "language use and practices help to determine a person’s self- and externally ascribed identification by others, and provide orientation in everyday social interactions, including the recognition as a valid and represented group member with specific rights.”

Keywordsmultilingualisminterculturalismintercultural interactionsocial interactionlinguistic identityEuropean identitylingua francaborder regionsrefugeedompersonal narrativeautobiographical approach

Free keywordseuropean ethnology; individual multilingualism; socio-political issues; Baltic States; cultural borderland; cross- and intercultural family life; multilingual socialization; lingua franca; language planning; stateless refugees; foreign language classes

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Ministry reportingYes

Reporting Year2022

JUFO rating3

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