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Vinka, Mikael
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Vinka, M. (2019). Logophoricity in South Saami. In: Logophoricity in South Saami: . Paper presented at Grammar in Focus. Lunds universitet
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2019 (English)In: Logophoricity in South Saami, Lunds universitet, 2019Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lunds universitet: , 2019
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Research subject
Linguistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-158010 (URN)
Conference
Grammar in Focus
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, P16-0902:1
Available from: 2019-04-10 Created: 2019-04-10 Last updated: 2019-04-16
Sullivan, K. P., Belancic, K., Lindgren, E., Outakoski, H. & Vinka, M. (2019). The global in the local: young multilingual language learners write in North Sámi (Finland, Norway, Sweden). In: Ari Sherris and Joy Krefft Peyton (Ed.), Teaching writing to children in Indigenous languages: instructional practices from global contexts (pp. 235-253). New York: Routledge
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2019 (English)In: Teaching writing to children in Indigenous languages: instructional practices from global contexts / [ed] Ari Sherris and Joy Krefft Peyton, New York: Routledge, 2019, p. 235-253Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Contemporary globalization trends might be a threat to Indigenous language revitalization efforts, or might act as catalysts that stimulate interest in learning and writing in Indigenous languages. This chapter presents a snapshot case study of young multilingual writers of North Sámi and considers the interaction of supercomplexity and the super dimensions of Sápmi on North Sámi literacy. Using illustrations taken from 126 young writers' narratives texts collected from 12 schools across the North Sámi speaking area of Sápmi in Finland, Norway, and Sweden, this chapter discusses how these young writers express in written North Sámi what they do in their lives, their understandings of their identities, and how these reflect the global and the local dimensions that they engage in on a daily basis. Based on our analysis, together with earlier research, we argue that young writers have the literacy skills necessary for meaning making, but that more possibilities for exposure to North Sámi are required, coupled with structural support from policy makers, society generally, and education opportunities, to raise the linguistics competencies for more nuanced North Sámi writing.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Routledge, 2019
Series
Routledge research in education
National Category
Languages and Literature Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-161660 (URN)10.4324/9781351049672-13 (DOI)9781138485358 (ISBN)9781351049672 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-07-22 Created: 2019-07-22 Last updated: 2019-08-23Bibliographically approved
Vinka, M. (2017). Quantifier Interactions in South Saami Heritage Speakers. In: The International Conference on Bilingualism: Language and Heritage. Paper presented at The International Conference on Bilingualism, Language and Heritage, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 18 - 19 December 2017.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Quantifier Interactions in South Saami Heritage Speakers
2017 (English)In: The International Conference on Bilingualism: Language and Heritage, 2017Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Refereed)
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Research subject
Linguistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-158008 (URN)
Conference
The International Conference on Bilingualism, Language and Heritage, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 18 - 19 December 2017
Projects
VP Anaphora in South Saami
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, P16-0902:1
Available from: 2019-04-10 Created: 2019-04-10 Last updated: 2019-04-12Bibliographically approved
Vinka, M., Waldmann, C., Kroik, D. & Sullivan, K. P. (2015). Developing a spoken corpus for South Saami language teaching and learning. In: Eva Lindgren & Janet Enever (Ed.), Språkdidaktik: Researching Language Teaching and Learning (pp. 75-84). Umeå: Department of Language Studies, Umeå University
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2015 (English)In: Språkdidaktik: Researching Language Teaching and Learning / [ed] Eva Lindgren & Janet Enever, Umeå: Department of Language Studies, Umeå University , 2015, p. 75-84Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In Chapter 5 Mikael Vinka, Christian Waldmann, David Kroik and Kirk Sullivan consider the creation of corpora in the Saami language and how these can be used to support minority language education in pre-school. Using examples both from the CHILDES database and from South Saami they illustrate how corpora may support the development of culturally relevant teaching materials.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Department of Language Studies, Umeå University, 2015
Series
Umeå studies in language and literature ; 26
National Category
Didactics
Research subject
language teaching and learning
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-106525 (URN)978-91-7601-194-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-07-15 Created: 2015-07-15 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Allard, C., Axelsson, P., Brännlund, I., Cocq, C., Hjortfors, L.-M., Jacobsson, L., . . . Össbo, Å. (2015). Rasbiologiskt språkbruk i statens rättsprocess mot sameby. Dagens Nyheter
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2015 (Swedish)In: Dagens Nyheter, ISSN 1101-2447Article in journal, News item (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Abstract [sv]

Statens hantering av forskningsresultat i rättsprocessen med Girjas sameby utgör ett hot mot Sverige som rättsstat och kunskapsnation. Åratal av svensk och internationell forskning underkänns och man använder ett språkbruk som skulle kunna vara hämtat från rasbiologins tid. Nu måste staten ta sitt ansvar och börja agera som en demokratisk rättsstat, skriver 59 forskare.

Keywords
girjas, samer, rasbiologi, urfolk, diskriminering
National Category
History Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-111276 (URN)
Note

Publicerad: 2015-06-11

Available from: 2015-11-11 Created: 2015-11-11 Last updated: 2018-09-07Bibliographically approved
Vinka, M. & Waldmann, C. (2014). Doing It in Swedish doesn't mean you've done it. In: Jyoti Iyer & Leland Kusmer (Ed.), NELS 44: Proceedings of the Forty-Fourth Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society. Paper presented at NELS 44: The 44th Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society. University of Connecticut, Storrs, on October 18-20, 2013. (pp. 243-254). Amherst: GLSA, University of Massachusetts
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2014 (English)In: NELS 44: Proceedings of the Forty-Fourth Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society / [ed] Jyoti Iyer & Leland Kusmer, Amherst: GLSA, University of Massachusetts , 2014, p. 243-254Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Amherst: GLSA, University of Massachusetts, 2014
Keywords
verb phrase ellipsis, extraction, Swedish, raising predicate, case licensing, unaccusatives
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Research subject
Linguistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-95569 (URN)
Conference
NELS 44: The 44th Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society. University of Connecticut, Storrs, on October 18-20, 2013.
Available from: 2014-11-11 Created: 2014-11-03 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Waldmann, C., Kroik, D., Vinka, M. & Sullivan, K. P. (2014). Supporting minority languages: issues and problems with creating and using spoken language corpora. In: AILA 2014 Abstract book: . Paper presented at 17th AILA World Congress, 10-15 August 2014, Brisbane, Australia (pp. 214-214). , Article ID OR2439.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Supporting minority languages: issues and problems with creating and using spoken language corpora
2014 (English)In: AILA 2014 Abstract book, 2014, p. 214-214, article id OR2439Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This presentation considers creation of spoken minority language corpora and how these can be used to support minority language education across the entire educational spectrum. The Saami languages are a group of minority languages spoken in Northern Scandinavia, Finland and Russia. In the Saami context there is currently one major language project that focuses on North Saami, Davvisámegiel mánáid giellaovdáneapmi (DASAGO), and is building two longitudinal corpora, one for monolingual acquisition and one for bilingual North Saami/Norwegian. Of the Saami languages, North Saami is the most widely spoken with approximately 25 000 speakers. The DASAGO project has no explicit educational objectives, yet its findings will be of relevance for the development of educational materials for North Saami. Another project creating an oral language corpus for a Saami language is Mávulasj, a spoken Lule Saami documentation project that has explicit educational objectives. Lule Saami has approximately 500 speakers. Creating spoken language corpora that are of relevance for education is complex. Drawing on the experiences of creating these corpora, we explore the complexities of spoken minority language corpus creation through an ongoing South Saami project based in Umeå, Sweden. South Saami is a language with circa 500 speakers and in contrast to North Saami the speakers are spread over a large geographic area. The low number of speakers, the geographical spread, and the even lower number of advanced first language speakers, poses additional problems for the South Sami spoken corpus’ construction, and its use in the development of education materials. Using examples, we illustrate how corpora can be used to support the development of culturally relevant innovative teaching materials that can assist in language revitalization, and illustrate how corpora can be misused and result in linguistically incorrect teaching materials.

National Category
Pedagogy Specific Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-114457 (URN)
Conference
17th AILA World Congress, 10-15 August 2014, Brisbane, Australia
Available from: 2016-01-19 Created: 2016-01-19 Last updated: 2018-09-13Bibliographically approved
Sullivan, K., Vinka, M. & Waldmann, C. (2013). Language for tomorrow: teaching and innovation for language revitalization and maintenance. In: HICE conference proceedings: . Paper presented at HICE 11:th Hawaii International Conference on Education, January 6-9, 2013, Honolulu, Hawaii (pp. 1395-1400). Honolulu: Hawaii International Conference on Education
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2013 (English)In: HICE conference proceedings, Honolulu: Hawaii International Conference on Education , 2013, p. 1395-1400Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Honolulu: Hawaii International Conference on Education, 2013
Keywords
indigenous education, iPad pedagogy, language revitalization, South Sami
National Category
Educational Sciences
Research subject
Education; language teaching and learning
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-64208 (URN)
Conference
HICE 11:th Hawaii International Conference on Education, January 6-9, 2013, Honolulu, Hawaii
Available from: 2013-01-28 Created: 2013-01-20 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
Vinka, M. (2007). Verb Movement and the Morphosyntax of Negation in Saami. In: Erinn Bainbridge & Brian Agbayani (Ed.), Proceedings of the thirty-fourth Western Conference On Linguistics: volume seventeen Wecol 2006. Paper presented at The 34th Western Conference On Linguistics, WECOL 2006 (pp. 456-465). Fresno: California State University
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2007 (English)In: Proceedings of the thirty-fourth Western Conference On Linguistics: volume seventeen Wecol 2006 / [ed] Erinn Bainbridge & Brian Agbayani, Fresno: California State University , 2007, p. 456-465Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Fresno: California State University, 2007
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-9433 (URN)1-879890-17-8 (ISBN)
Conference
The 34th Western Conference On Linguistics, WECOL 2006
Available from: 2008-04-03 Created: 2008-04-03 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Vinka, M. (2006). Torne Sámi causatives: a reconsideration of Faire Par. In: M. T. Martinez, A. Alcazar and R. Mayoral. Fresno (Ed.), Proceedings of the thirty-third Western Conference On Linguistics: Volume sixteen. Paper presented at Western Conference on Linguistics, WECOL 2004 (pp. 399-410). Fresno: Department of Linguistics, California State University
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Torne Sámi causatives: a reconsideration of Faire Par
2006 (English)In: Proceedings of the thirty-third Western Conference On Linguistics: Volume sixteen / [ed] M. T. Martinez, A. Alcazar and R. Mayoral. Fresno, Fresno: Department of Linguistics, California State University , 2006, p. 399-410Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Fresno: Department of Linguistics, California State University, 2006
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Research subject
Linguistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-51377 (URN)1-879890-15-1 (ISBN)
Conference
Western Conference on Linguistics, WECOL 2004
Available from: 2012-01-18 Created: 2012-01-18 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
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