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Kielimaisemat kielikoulutuspolitiikan kohteena ja tekijänä kieliparikouluissa (2023)
Linguistic landscapes as objects and agents of language education policies in co-located schools

From, T., Szabó, T. P., & Laihonen, P. (2023). Kielimaisemat kielikoulutuspolitiikan kohteena ja tekijänä kieliparikouluissa. In A. Pitkänen-Huhta, K. Mård-Miettinen, & T. Nikula (Eds.), Kielikoulutus mukana muutoksessa (pp. 291-309). Suomen soveltavan kielitieteen yhdistys ry. AFinLA-teema, 16. https://doi.org/10.30660/afinla.126228

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All authors or editorsFrom, Tuuli; Szabó, Tamás Péter; Laihonen, Petteri

Parent publicationKielikoulutus mukana muutoksessa

Parent publication editorsPitkänen-Huhta, Anne; Mård-Miettinen, Karita; Nikula, Tarja


Journal or seriesAFinLA-teema


Publication year2023

Publication date28/11/2023

Number in series16

Pages range291-309

Number of pages in the book400

PublisherSuomen soveltavan kielitieteen yhdistys ry

Place of PublicationJyväskylä

Publication countryFinland

Publication languageFinnish


Persistent website addresshttps://journal.fi/afinla/article/view/126228

Publication open accessOpenly available

Publication channel open accessOpen Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/92183


This chapter examines the relationship between language ideologies, language education policies and linguistic landscapes in education. Our context is co-located Swedish- and Finnish-medium schools that share the school building but function as separate and administratively monolingual units. Basic education in Finland is organized separately for both national languages and the separation has been considered crucial to shelter Swedish as a de facto minority language. Therefore, co-located schools have raised some critical voices but more recently also increasing interest as multilingual learning environments. In this chapter, we examine co-located schools with a focus on linguistic landscapes and how they enable and constrain multilingual social practices and language learning. We conclude that even if co-located schools provide a linguistically diverse learning environment, the utilization of these linguistic resources for the purposes of language learning requires long-term planning.

Keywordsschools (educational institutions)bilingualismFinnish speakersSwedish speakersschool environmentuse of languageoperational culturelanguage policyeducation policy

Free keywordslinguistic landscape; schoolscape; co-located schools

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Ministry reportingYes

Reporting Year2023

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