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„Nagyon hamar kiderült, hogy nem tudok úgy foglalkozni velük, mint a székelyföldi gyerekekkel” : A moldvai csángómagyar oktatás nyelvi céljai a tanárok szempontjából (2020)
„It became instantly clear to me that I cannot work with them the same way as with Szekler children” : The language goals of teaching Hungarian to Moldavian Csángós from the teachers’ perspective


Laihonen, P., & Lehel, P. (2020). „Nagyon hamar kiderült, hogy nem tudok úgy foglalkozni velük, mint a székelyföldi gyerekekkel” : A moldvai csángómagyar oktatás nyelvi céljai a tanárok szempontjából. In J. Péntek, & Z. Visy (Eds.), Énlaka-konferenciák VII : Hagyomány, változatosság és változás a székely nyelvjárásban (pp. 211-224). F & F International.


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All authors or editors: Laihonen, Petteri; Lehel, Peti

Parent publication: Énlaka-konferenciák VII : Hagyomány, változatosság és változás a székely nyelvjárásban

Parent publication editors: Péntek, János; Visy, Zsolt

Place and date of conference: Énlaka, Romania, 13.-14.9.2019

ISBN: 978-606-981-119-1

Publication year: 2020

Pages range: 211-224

Number of pages in the book: 256

Publisher: F & F International

Place of Publication: Gyergyószentmiklós/Gheorgheni

Publication country: Romania

Publication language: Hungarian

Publication open access: Other way freely accessible online

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Abstract

The Moldavian Csángós, Roman Catholics speaking a vernacular associated with Hungarian, have faced serious oppression in Romania. However, in 2001 the Csángós (numbering 48,000 according to a recent estimate ), were officially recognized by the Council of Europe, the same year the teaching of Hungarian begun in Moldavia. The Csángó Educational Program now reaches 25 villages and 2000 children. In order to achieve results in language revitalization, a clarification of goals and language ideologies is needed. In this paper, we investigate the ideological bases and the goals of the Educational Program. We investigate the question on the bases of interviews (n=27) with the educators in the Educational Program, most of whom come from Szeklerland (Transylvania).
The Csángó Educational Program has the outspoken goals to revitalize Hungarian in Moldavia, and to enable further studies in Hungarian medium institutions in Transylvania and in Hungary. However, there is a considerable linguistic distance between the Csángó dialects and Hungarian spoken in Transylvania and Hungary. As a consequence, a paradox of goals of language revitalization of the “Csángó mode of speaking” and the teaching of the standard Hungarian literacy characterizes the Program. At the same time, the maintenance and revitalization of Hungarian in Moldavia is conditional to the Csángó families’ revitalization of Hungarian in intergenerational communication.


Keywords: minority languages; linguistic minorities; Csangos; Hungarian language; language revival; language teaching; language teachers; language policy


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Reporting Year: 2020

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