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Journal Title: Virittäjä
Volume/Issue:   116/3
Issue Title: Theme issue for the study of language ideologies
Date: 2012
Table of Contents: Anne Mäntynen, Mia Halonen, Sari Pietikäinen & Anna Solin:
Theory and practice in the analysis of language ideologies

Anna Solin: Genre change as a language-ideological process: Conflicts in introducing a new genre

Anne Mäntynen: Language ideologies in practice: The construction of word-order norms in the translation process of non-fiction

Sari Pietikäinen: Language ideologies in practice: A nexus analysis of a multilingual Inari Sámi speaker’s language biography

For complete backlists and English summaries of the articles see our homepage:
http://ojs.tsv.fi/index.php/virittaja/

For subscription information please contact the publisher:
e-mail: virittaja-tilaukset@kotikielenseura.fi
Publisher: Society for the Study of Finnish
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
 
LL Issue: 24.731