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Family language policy among Kurdish–Persian speaking families in Kermanshah, Iran (2022)


Tamleh, H., Rezaei, S., & Boivin, N. (2022). Family language policy among Kurdish–Persian speaking families in Kermanshah, Iran. Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 41(6), 743-767. https://doi.org/10.1515/multi-2021-0130


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Julkaisun kaikki tekijät tai toimittajat: Tamleh, Hadis; Rezaei, Saeed; Boivin, Nettie

Lehti tai sarja: Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication

ISSN: 0167-8507

eISSN: 1613-3684

Julkaisuvuosi: 2022

Ilmestymispäivä: 12.09.2022

Volyymi: 41

Lehden numero: 6

Artikkelin sivunumerot: 743-767

Kustantaja: Walter de Gruyter GmbH

Julkaisumaa: Saksa

Julkaisun kieli: englanti

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/multi-2021-0130

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Julkaisu on rinnakkaistallennettu (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/83249


Tiivistelmä

Minority language studies have received increasing attention over the last decade in Iran. Drawing on Spolsky’s (Spolsky, Bernard. 2004. Language policy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press) language policy theoretical framework, this inquiry reports on the language ideologies, practices, and management efforts of an under-explored group of Kurdish families residing in the city of Kermanshah. To this end, semi-structured interviews and ethnographic fieldwork guided the collection of data from 40 Kurdish–Persian bilingual parents. The thematic analysis of data revealed glaring inconsistencies among the three elements of family language policy (FLP). That is parents’ strong attachment to Kurdish did not necessarily translate into their language practices and efforts. The results also suggest that the studied parents adopted a subtractive approach to their children’s proficiency in Kurdish. We argue that parents are not the core force in heritage language maintenance and there are other external factors determining the transmission of the home language.


YSO-asiasanat: kielipolitiikka; vähemmistökielet; kansalliset vähemmistöt; kurdit; kurdin kieli; persian kieli; kaksikielisyys; kielitaito; perheet; iranilaiset

Vapaat asiasanat: family language policy; Kurdish language; language ideologies; language management; language practices


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OKM-raportointi: Kyllä

Raportointivuosi: 2022

Alustava JUFO-taso: 2


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