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Title [sv]
Literacitet i Sápmi: flerspråkighet, revitalisering och literacitetsutveckling i ett globaliserat Norden
Title [en]
Literacy in Sapmi: multilingualism, revitalization and literacy development in the global north
Abstract [sv]
Literacy is not only as a right but also as a mechanism for the pursuit of other human rights and participation. This project investigates the context for literacy development for North Sami children and examines their writing development in North Sami, the national language (Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish) and English between the ages of 9 and 18. Given the threat to the survival of the Sami languages and the efforts being made to revitalize the languages, an in depth understanding of the trilingual literacy develop of North Sami children is important and timely. The project asks: How does globalization and educational governance interact with North Sami children?s literacy development and usage, and with culturally relevant education? What differences can be identified in terms of linguistic complexity, genre awareness and cultural presentation in the texts written in the school context? How does the linguistic and cultural landscape interact with North Sami children?s writing processes and products in the three languages? What impact do extralinguistic variables have on North Sami children?s writing processes and products in the school context? How do the investigated elements vary between the children growing up and being educated in Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish Sapmi and what does this say about the provision of teaching with Sami language? The outcomes of the project will inform the policy for literacy education for North Sami children as part of a globalized society.
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Cocq, C. & Sullivan, K. P. (2019). Indigenous writing and literacies: perspectives from five continents. In: Coppélie Cocq and Kirk P. H. Sullivan (Ed.), Perspectives on indigenous writing and literacies: (pp. 1-10). Leiden: Boston: Brill Academic Publishers
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Indigenous writing and literacies: perspectives from five continents
2019 (English)In: Perspectives on indigenous writing and literacies / [ed] Coppélie Cocq and Kirk P. H. Sullivan, Leiden: Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, 2019, p. 1-10Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Leiden: Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, 2019
Keywords
indigenous writing revitalization
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics Educational Sciences
Research subject
educational work; Ethnology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-161655 (URN)10.1163/9789004298507_002 (DOI)978-90-04-29851-4 (ISBN)978-90-04-29850-7 (ISBN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2011-06153
Available from: 2019-07-22 Created: 2019-07-22 Last updated: 2019-08-19Bibliographically approved
Cocq, C. & Sullivan, K. P. (Eds.). (2019). Perspectives on indigenous writing and literacies (1ed.). Leiden : Boston: Brill Academic Publishers
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Perspectives on indigenous writing and literacies
2019 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Exploring Indigenous writing and literacies across five continents, this volume celebrates the resilience of Indigenous languages. This book makes a significant contribution to the understanding of the contemporary challenges facing Indigenous writing and literacies and argues that innovative and creative ideas can create a hopeful future for Indigenous writing. Contributions following the themes 'Sketching the Context', 'Enhancing Writing', and 'Creating the Future' are concluded with two reflective chapters evidencing the importance of volume's thesis for the future of Indigenous writing and literacies. This volume encourages the development of research in this area, specifically inviting the international writing research community to engage with Indigenous peoples and support research on the nexus of Indigenous writing, literacies and education.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Leiden : Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, 2019. p. 228 Edition: 1
Series
Studies in Writing, ISSN 1572-6304 ; 37
Keywords
Indigenous studies, sociolinguistics, writing studies, linguistic human rights
National Category
Educational Sciences Languages and Literature
Research subject
language teaching and learning; Linguistics; educational work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-161656 (URN)10.1163/9789004298507 (DOI)9789004298514 (ISBN)9789004298507 (ISBN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2011-06153
Available from: 2019-07-22 Created: 2019-07-22 Last updated: 2019-08-19Bibliographically approved
Principal InvestigatorSullivan, Kirk
Coordinating organisation
Umeå University
Funder
Period
2012-01-01 - 2014-12-31
National Category
PedagogyLearningGlobalization Studies
Identifiers
DiVA, id: project:1115Project, id: 2011-06153_VR

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