Language Perceptions and Practices in Multilingual Universities

Editors: Kuteeva, Maria, Kaufhold, Kathrin, Hynninen, Niina (Eds.)

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  • Critically assesses ideologies and discourses of protecting national language(s) in relation to the multilingual realities of higher education
  • Focuses on the tensions between standardisation and variation in language norms and practices across the multilingual university
  • Explores language perceptions in relation to the use of linguistic repertoires by students and researchers for learning and for professional purposes
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This edited book examines language perceptions and practices in multilingual university contexts in the aftermath of recent theoretical developments questioning the conceptualization of language as a static entity, drawing on case studies from different Northern European contexts in order to explore the effects of phenomena including internationalization, widening participation, and migration patterns on language attitudes and ideologies. The book provides cutting-edge perspectives on language uses in Northern European universities by drawing attention to the multiplicity of language practices alongside the prominence of English in international study programmes and research publication. It will be of interest to students and scholars of multilingualism, sociolinguistics, applied linguistics, and education, as well as language policymakers. 


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About the authors

Maria Kuteeva is Professor of English Linguistics in the Department of English at Stockholm University, Sweden. 

Kathrin Kaufhold is Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics in the Department of English at Stockholm University, Sweden. 

Niina Hynninen is Senior Lecturer of English Studies in the Department of Languages at the University of Helsinki, Finland. 



Reviews

“For a short while at the end of the 20th century, it looked as if the addition of some teaching in English was the appropriate and sufficient answer to what was perceived as the challenges of globalisation and internationalization. This collection of case studies mostly from the Nordic and Baltic countries focuses on the diversity of countries, universities, and stakeholders. By presenting their cases, the authors challenge both the old and the new orthodoxies in academic language planning.” (Hartmut Haberland, Roskilde University, Denmark)

“This book provides an excellent overview of key issues arising in multilingual higher education in northern European contexts. Drawing on a range of data sources and analytic procedures, and focussing on stakeholder ideologies and attitudes and planning and implementation practices, chapter authors explore language policy as a dynamic process and how language(s) mediate this process. This volume is a must read for anyone working in 21st-century higher education.” (David Block, ICREA Professor in Sociolinguistics, ICREA & Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain)

“The collective work of esteemed scholars, this volume offers gripping insights into the multilingual practices and perceptions in Northern Europe’s universities. Setting out to question the boundaries of languages whilst also recognising their continued endurance, the book is an essential read for anyone wishing to be at the forefront of theoretical developments in Socio- and Applied Linguistics.” (Anna Kristina Hultgren, Senior Lecturer in English Language and Applied Linguistics, The Open University, UK)

“This is an important and timely book for several reasons. Among them, it extends the traditional focus on the efforts of EAL speakers to publish in international journals. Here instead we have discussions of national and institutional language policies, and the parties interviewed now include students and administrative staff. Also important is the focus on Nordic countries, which have been leaders in the emergence of multilingual universities. Finally, several contributors to this well-edited volume explore the language interstices of contemporary Nordic academic life.” (John Swales, University of Michigan, US)


Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Introduction: Language Perceptions and Practices in Multilingual Universities

    Pages 1-24

    Kuteeva, Maria (et al.)

  • If Not English, Then What? Unpacking Language Hierarchies at University

    Pages 27-55

    Kuteeva, Maria

  • Multilingualism as Problem or Resource? Negotiating Space for Languages Other Than Swedish and English in University Language Planning

    Pages 57-84

    Källkvist, Marie (et al.)

  • Tensions on Finnish Constitutional Bilingualism in Neo-nationalist Times: Constructions of Swedish in Monolingual and Bilingual Contexts

    Pages 85-111

    Saarinen, Taina

  • Redesigning the Curriculum to Develop Multilingual Academic Literacies: An Analysis of Language Conceptualizations

    Pages 113-135

    Jalkanen, Juha (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Language Perceptions and Practices in Multilingual Universities
Editors
  • Maria Kuteeva
  • Kathrin Kaufhold
  • Niina Hynninen
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-38755-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-38755-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-38754-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-38757-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 400
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
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