Research project The project investigates the tri-lingual situation for children and teenagers in North Sapmi where three languages are used daily. The project is being carried our in Finland, Norway and Sweden.
Literacy, the ability to read and write, is recognized not only as a right per se but also as a mechanism for the pursuit of other human rights and participation. The UN’s Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous people recommended in 2011, the redoubling of efforts to revitalize Sami languages and cultures. This project focuses on North Sami writing in school. The pupils, who are between 9 and 18 years of age, will write in three languages: North Sami, the national language, i.e. Finnish, Norwegian or Swedish, and English. The pupil’s language use outside of school, globalization and school politics are further aspects of study within the project.
Finansår , 2012, 2013, 2014
huvudman: Umeå University / Department of Language Studies, finansiar: Projektbidrag/ Vetenskapsrådet, utbildningsvetenskaplig, y2012: 2300000, y2013: 1250000, y2014: 1250000,