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Publication title:Rysktalande invandrare och deras språk i finlandssvensk press
Conference:Svenskans beskrivning 24. Förhandlingar vid Tjugofjärde sammankomsten för svenskans beskrivning
Publication type: Abstract and Fulltext
Article No.:009
Abstract:This article deals with the use of the Russian language and attitudes towards Russian-speaking immigrants in Finland as portrayed by the Swedish minority press in Finland. The report is a part of a larger research project concerning ethnic relations and nationalism that is being conducted by the Swedish School of Social Science at the University of Helsinki. The material for this analysis consists of texts about the Russian-speaking minority in Finland in the Swedish-language press during the one-year period from May 1998 to May 1999. The method is based on Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) (Fairclough 1995; Fairclough & Wodak 1997: 258). The results of the analysis show that the newspapers surveyed construct an image of the Russian-speaking immigrants in the Finnish society as well as an image of the Swedish-language minority. The Swedish-language minority is represented as open and generous vis-à-vis the Russian-speaking immigrants while the Finnish-language majoritys attitudes towards immigrants are described as less positive.
No. of pages:10
Series:Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):1650-3686
ISSN (online):1650-3740
Publisher:Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet

(1999). Rysktalande invandrare och deras språk i finlandssvensk press, Svenskans beskrivning 24. Förhandlingar vid Tjugofjärde sammankomsten för svenskans beskrivning;article=009 (accessed 2/10/2016)