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Belancic, Kristina
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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
Belancic, K. & Eva, L. (2017). Discourses of functional bilingualism in the Sami curriculum in Sweden. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism
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2017 (English)In: International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, ISSN 1367-0050, E-ISSN 1747-7522Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Sami are Indigenous languages spoken by the Sami people in the northern parts of Scandinavia and Russia. All Sami languages are endangered because of historically aggressive assimilation policies. Currently Sami communities are working actively with language revitalisation processes. This article examines pupils’ access to knowledge in and about Sami languages and functional bilingualism in Sami and Swedish within the curriculum for the Sami schools in Sweden. Through a multifaceted lens of functional linguistic analysis, Bloom’s revised taxonomy of knowledge types and processes, and Bernstein’s concepts of vertical and horizontal discourse we examine the learning outcomes in the Sami and Swedish syllabi. The findings show an unequal balance between the two languages with the Sami syllabus containing fewer knowledge types, cognitive processes, verb processes, a stronger focus on oracy, and a stronger horizontal discourse than the Swedish syllabus. We conclude that the discourses about functional bilingualism that underpin these policy documents is contradictory and does not support Sami to be a fully functional language for all domains of society.

Keywords
Indigenous, Sami, functional bilingualism, knowledge types and processes, horizontal and vertical discourse, curriculum
National Category
Specific Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-142711 (URN)10.1080/13670050.2017.1396283 (DOI)
Available from: 2017-12-08 Created: 2017-12-08 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Belancic, K., Lindgren, E., Outakoski, H., Westum, A. & Sullivan, K. (2017). Nordsamiska i och utanför skolan: språkanvändning och attityder. In: Marianne Liliequist och Coppélie Cocq (Ed.), Samisk kamp: kulturförmedling och rättviserörelse (pp. 252-279). Umeå: Bokförlaget h:ström - Text & Kultur
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2017 (Swedish)In: Samisk kamp: kulturförmedling och rättviserörelse / [ed] Marianne Liliequist och Coppélie Cocq, Umeå: Bokförlaget h:ström - Text & Kultur, 2017, p. 252-279Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Bokförlaget h:ström - Text & Kultur, 2017
Series
Samiska studier, ISSN 1651-5153 ; 9
Series
Serie Akademi, ISSN 1653-9575 ; 12
Keywords
Utbildningsvetenskap
National Category
Specific Languages Didactics
Research subject
language teaching and learning
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-132946 (URN)978-91-7327-231-5 (ISBN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2011-6153
Available from: 2017-03-24 Created: 2017-03-24 Last updated: 2018-09-05Bibliographically approved
Cocq, C., Lindgren, E., Belancic, K., Vannar, I. & Sparrok, S. (2015). Förstudie: kartläggning av de samiska språken. Samiskt språkcentrum och Umeå universitet, institutionen för språkstudier
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2015 (Swedish)Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Alternative title[sv]
Att kartlägga de samiska språken : Sametinget, samiskt språkcentrum, rapport A2014/3125
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Samiskt språkcentrum och Umeå universitet, institutionen för språkstudier, 2015. p. 52
Keywords
Sami Revitalization Language Education
National Category
Languages and Literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-107692 (URN)
Available from: 2015-08-27 Created: 2015-08-27 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
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