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Promoting Heritage Language in Northwest Russia


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Chapter 1. Introduction: revival of a heritage language. A question of literacy and oralityChapter 2. Vepsian representations and language in historyChapter 3. Multilingual Russia: superdiversity meets language revivalChapter 4. Revaluation of language: field work as a give-and-take phenomenonChapter 5. Metaphors of language: independent entity vs. experience of lifeChapter 6. A way to make sense of the world using dialects in villagesChapter 7. Vepsan kel' and the cityChapter 8. Education and the babushkaConclusion. Revitalizing a heritage language. Towards multimodality and "multispatiality"

About the Author

Laura Siragusa is a linguistic anthropology working within a program on Indigenous Studies at the University of Helsinki. She has co-edited a special issue on Language Sustainability for the Journal Anthropologica, and published miscellaneous articles on Vepsian matters in Sibirica, JEFUL, and Folklore.

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