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Swedish as the Second Language in Finland

Date: 1.8.1996-31.12.2001
Code: 8161
Department: Åbo Akademi University / Faculty of Arts (HF), Dept. of Nordic languages
Address: Nunnegatan 4, FIN-20500 Åbo
Phone +358-2-2154 350
Fax +358-2-2154 661
E-mail msundman@abo.fi
Project leader: FD Marketta Sundman, bitr.prof. (1.1.1996-31.12.2001)
Researchers: FM Heidi Rontu (1.1.1998-31.12.2001)
HuK Staffan Martikainen (1.8.1998-21.12.2001)
Type of research: 0 (0=Within duty, 1=Ordered research, 2=Co-operation)
- basic research 100 %
ŇA internal financing: FIM 65000
Man months: Totally: 90 months
Contacts: Centrum för tvåspråkighetsforskning vid Stockholms universitet Det samnordiska projektet om barnspråk Language development - a Scandinavian perspective Forskarutbildningsprogrammet Språkkontakt och kommunikation i Åbo Språkbadsprojektet vid Vasa universitet Finska som andraspråk och främmande språk i Finland
Keywords: diskussionsanalys, konflikter, keskusteluanalyysi, ristriidat, tvåspråkighe, finlandssvenska, språktillägnande, barnspråk, ungdomsspråk, vuxenspråk, bilingualism, Finland-Swedish, language acquisition, child language, juvenile language, adult language,

The purpose of the project is to study the acquisition and the use of language by bilingual Finland-Swedish children, young people and adults.Both linguistic and more social aspects and methods of research are applied.In a subproject the language acquisition of one bilingual child is studied in contrast to monolingual Swedish and Finnish children.The aim of the project is to analyse in what way the acquisition of Swedish and Finnish is influenced by the fact that the two languageas are quite different when it comes to languages typology.

Publication(s)

5.3.1996 / 16.3.1998