Hungarian in Slovakia: language rights, language(s) in public space and language ideologies

CEREN RESEARCH SEMINAR February 16th 2016 at 14:15 - 16:00

Petteri Laihonen (PhD) is a postdoctoral researcher (adjunct professor) at the Centre for Applied Language Studies, University of Jyväskylä, Finland. His doctoral dissertation (2009) dealt with language ideologies and multilingualism in the Romanian Banat.

In 2011–2013 Laihonen held an Academy of Finland postdoctoral grant to study language ideologies among the Hungarian minorities in Slovakia, Romania and Ukraine from a comparative perspective. Laihonen has developed qualitative methodologies to study research interviews and private linguistic landscapes as manifestations of language ideologies and language policy. Currently he studies the visual and material dimensions of education and learning. His publications deal with sociolinguistics, multilingualism, language ideologies, linguistic landscapes, language education and language policy in Eastern Central Europe.

Tuesday, February 16th 2016 at 14:15-16:00

Swedish School of Social Science

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