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Söderlundh, H. & Keevallik, L. (2023). Labour mobility across the Baltic Sea: Language brokering at a blue-collar workplace in Sweden.. Language in society (London. Print), 52(5), 783-804
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Labour mobility across the Baltic Sea: Language brokering at a blue-collar workplace in Sweden.
2023 (English)In: Language in society (London. Print), ISSN 0047-4045, E-ISSN 1469-8013, Vol. 52, no 5, p. 783-804Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this case study we investigate the role of transnational networks and language brokering in labour migration within the European Union. By describing the working days of Estonians hired by a city maintenance company in Sweden, we demonstrate how language skills and network ties of a manager enable work migration in the local context. Most of the recruited workers belong to the manager's circle of family and friends. The manager is thus both capitalising on his social relationships and reinforcing a social support network in the receiving country for the individuals involved. The article promotes our understanding of the interface between migration, multilingualism, and language brokering in the understudied blue-collar workplaces and dissects the social and economic values of linguistic resources in work migration across the Baltic Sea. The data consist of ethnographic observations of daily work routines, video recordings of interaction, and interviews.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cambridge University Press, 2023
Keywords
Labour migration, multilingualism, manual work, language broker
National Category
Specific Languages
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-49714 (URN)10.1017/s0047404522000392 (DOI)000840361000001 ()2-s2.0-85179779323 (Scopus ID)
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, 66/2017
Available from: 2022-08-22 Created: 2022-08-22 Last updated: 2024-01-03Bibliographically approved
Söderlundh, H. & Eklund Heinonen, M. (2023). The Door You Can Walk Through to Society: Social Inclusion and Belonging in Vocational Programmes for Immigrants. Social Inclusion, 11(4), 58-68
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Door You Can Walk Through to Society: Social Inclusion and Belonging in Vocational Programmes for Immigrants
2023 (English)In: Social Inclusion, ISSN 2183-2803, E-ISSN 2183-2803, Vol. 11, no 4, p. 58-68Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article presents a qualitative, empirical study of two educational programmes for immigrants that integrate languageinstruction and vocational training. In the context of migration, social inclusion is often conceptualised as access to socialcapital. Proficiency in the national language is considered key for employment and fast integration into working life hasbecome a primary goal in Swedish migration policies. This article examines the two programmes from the perspectiveof inclusion into an (imagined) future professional community of practice (CoP), focusing specifically on the participants’possibilities to invest in a professional linguistic repertoire. The article is dedicated to empirical analyses and positive factors,recognising the need for research. Data consists of interviews with students and teachers, observations, and videorecordings of course activities. Organisational aspects of the courses, such as the teachers’ backgrounds and the courses’proximity to future CoPs, as well as relational aspects of the learning environments, are considered essential for the participants’inclusion in a future professional CoP. Analyses of the programmes’ content demonstrate that participants areassumed to lack context‐specific, vocational knowledge, including professionally related vocabulary. The article contributesto knowledge on how inclusion can be managed in practice in educational settings for adult immigrants and promotesan understanding of how vocationally adapted courses can assist immigrants in becoming members of a future professionalCoP.

Keywords
adult learning, community of practice, inclusion, migration, second language learning
National Category
Learning General Language Studies and Linguistics Specific Languages
Research subject
Studies in the Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-52545 (URN)10.17645/si.v11i4.7087 (DOI)001089851100007 ()2-s2.0-85175188967 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2023-10-25 Created: 2023-10-25 Last updated: 2024-01-08Bibliographically approved
Söderlundh, H. & Kahlin, L. (2022). Betydelsen av svenska, engelska och andra språk för hantverkare som reser till Sverige för att arbeta: En nexusanalys av språk och arbete på den flerspråkiga byggarbetsplatsen. Språk och stil, 32, 38-71
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Betydelsen av svenska, engelska och andra språk för hantverkare som reser till Sverige för att arbeta: En nexusanalys av språk och arbete på den flerspråkiga byggarbetsplatsen
2022 (Swedish)In: Språk och stil, ISSN 1101-1165, E-ISSN 2002-4010, Vol. 32, p. 38-71Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this article we investigate the linguistic working life of manual workers who commute from Estonia for installation work at a large construction site in Sweden. Language use is analysed from the perspective of nexus analysis (Scollon & Scollon 2004), including the installers’ historical body, interaction order and discourses in place. The findings show that the workers have extensive experience of construction work in several countries and that they carry out their work without knowledge of Swedish. They are part of a professional Estonian team but work mainly alone and get all necessary instructions from their team leader in Estonian. The team leader coordinates their work but also functions as a language broker in the interactional order, using English as a lingua franca. Installation work is considered “language marginal”, and the dominating discourse in place assigns a higher value to the workers’ craftmanship, flexibility and efficiency than their competence in a specific language. The fact that work is carried out in a country where Swedish is the main language does not have any practical significance, neither for access to work nor for carrying out the work. Based on these findings, we conclude that the wide-spread metaphor “Swedish language as key to the labour market” relies upon a simplified understanding of language and labour market. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Adolf Noreen-sällskapet for Svensk Språk- och Stilforskning, 2022
Keywords
blue-collar work, labour migration, language broker, multilingualism, nexus analysis
National Category
Specific Languages General Language Studies and Linguistics
Research subject
Other research area
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-51428 (URN)10.33063/diva-492983 (DOI)2-s2.0-85153588599 (Scopus ID)
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, 66/2017
Available from: 2023-05-08 Created: 2023-05-08 Last updated: 2023-07-10Bibliographically approved
Hållsten, S., Eklund Heinonen, M. & Söderlundh, H. (2022). Individualization in vocational training for immigrants: Developing professionalism and language through feedback. In: Lázaro Moreno Herrera; Marianne Teräs; Petros Gougoulakis; Janne Kontio (Ed.), Migration and Inclusion in Work Life: The Role of VET (pp. 267-306). Stockholm: Bokförlaget Atlas
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Individualization in vocational training for immigrants: Developing professionalism and language through feedback
2022 (English)In: Migration and Inclusion in Work Life: The Role of VET / [ed] Lázaro Moreno Herrera; Marianne Teräs; Petros Gougoulakis; Janne Kontio, Stockholm: Bokförlaget Atlas, 2022, p. 267-306Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter addresses vocationally adjusted language courses in Swedish for adult immigrants. We focus on individualisation, which is stipulated in the curriculum and other syllabus documents, and argue that individually adapted feedback could be considered a tool (out of several potential tools) for “doing” individualisation in a pedagogical practice. We discuss different understandings of individualisation in policy documents and research literature, and define individualisation as an educational practice in teaching, carried through in dialogue. In an empirical study, we apply the definition by analysing feedback sequences in video recordings from two vocational courses (designed for outdoor maintenance workers and medical doctors, respectively) using the linguistic method of interaction analysis. We demonstrate (1) how individualisation in terms of feedback is managed in interaction involving teacher and students, and (2) the vocational and linguistic skills that materialise as important for the individual students in these feedback sequences. Our results demonstrate that feedback is a functional educational tool for individualisation, providing learning opportunities for both language acquisition and professional knowledge. However, this requires authentic assignments that are designed to promote opportunities for more developed dialogues. Another conclusion is that a professional experienced teacher who can provide feedback on both professional skills and language use is particularly important. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Bokförlaget Atlas, 2022
Series
Emerging issues in research on vocational education and training ; 7
Keywords
adult learning, workplace education and training, migration, individualization, feedback, interaction analysis
National Category
Pedagogy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-48409 (URN)978-91-7445-023-1 (ISBN)
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, STYA-2019/0004/2019-00712
Available from: 2022-02-15 Created: 2022-02-15 Last updated: 2022-03-15Bibliographically approved
Kahlin, L., Keevallik, L., Söderlundh, H. & Weidner, M. (2022). Translanguaging as a resource for meaning-making at multilingual construction sites. Multilingua - Journal of Cross-cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 41(3), 261-280
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Translanguaging as a resource for meaning-making at multilingual construction sites
2022 (English)In: Multilingua - Journal of Cross-cultural and Interlanguage Communication, ISSN 0167-8507, E-ISSN 1613-3684, Vol. 41, no 3, p. 261-280Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this article we investigate spoken professional interaction at construction sites in Sweden, where workers from Poland, Ukraine and Estonia are temporarily employed as carpenters, ground workers and kitchen installers. We study how the workers use resources associated with different languages and how these resources are mobilized along with embodied resources for meaning-making. The analysis aims at investigating what social space the workers construct by going between or beyond different linguistic structures, as defined in the theory of translanguaging. The study is based on Linguistic Ethnography and Conversation Analysis is used for close analysis. We focus on instances of translanguaging, such as Swedish-sounding institutionalized keywords, practices of receptive multilingualism and the search for communicative overlaps in repertoires. The findings from busy construction sites show that the stratifying aspect gives some workers a voice in the organization, while others remain silent. Hence, it is primarily professionals functioning as team leaders, who talk to different occupational categories and use resources associated with different languages. The data provide an opportunity to investigate the theory of translanguaging and its transformative power in relation to professional settings that are linguistically diverse, but also strictly hierarchical.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Mouton de Gruyter, 2022
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-47954 (URN)10.1515/multi-2021-0125 (DOI)000731833700001 ()2-s2.0-85121455421 (Scopus ID)
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, 66/2017
Available from: 2022-01-03 Created: 2022-01-03 Last updated: 2023-07-10Bibliographically approved
Söderlundh, H., Kahlin, L. & Weidner, M. (2020). Arbetsmigration och flerspråkig interaktion på byggarbetsplatser. Nordand: nordisk tidsskrift for andrespråksforskning, 4(2), 93-110
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Arbetsmigration och flerspråkig interaktion på byggarbetsplatser
2020 (Swedish)In: Nordand: nordisk tidsskrift for andrespråksforskning, ISSN 0809-9227, E-ISSN 2535-3381, Vol. 4, no 2, p. 93-110Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Labour mobility within the EU is particularly extensive in the construction sector, with sociolinguistic consequences for those working abroad and for the place of reception. In this article we analyze chains of directives at construction sites in Sweden, where Ukrainian, Polish and Swedish craftsmen work. The data consist of ethnographic observations and video-recorded conversations from two multilingual workplaces of different sizes. Conversation analysis is used for the analysis of particular instances of chains, and our observations allow for the discussion of the main characteristics of an institutional order for language choice based on interactional patterns that recur across time and space. The results demonstrate how chains contribute to an organization in which not everyone needs to talk to everyone else and where multilingual team leaders function as language brokers between project managers and workers. Interestingly, the institutional order of language choice is similar at the two workplaces, notwithstanding differences in size, temporality and spatiality.

Abstract [sv]

Arbetskraftspendlingen inom EU är särskilt stor inom byggsektorn med språkliga effekter både för den som söker arbete utomlands och för platsen för mottagandet. I den här artikeln analyseras kedjor av arbetsdirektiv på två byggarbetsplatser i Sverige där det arbetar svenska, polska respektive ukrainska hantverkare. Vi visar hur kedjorna bidrar till en organisation där alla inte behöver tala med alla och beskriver hur lagbasar för utländska team av arbetare får en nyckelroll genom dels sin flerspråkighet, dels kedjeformatet. Materialet består av etnografiska observationer och videoinspelade samtal från två flerspråkiga arbetsplatser av olika storlek, vilket möjliggör jämförelser av hur arbetet organiseras. I artikeln analyseras först enskilda kedjor med hjälp av samtalsanalys, sedan den övergripande institutionella ordning för språkval som framträder när mönstret återkommer över tid och rum. Intressant nog är den institutionella ordningen för språkval lika för byggarbetsplatserna, trots olikheter i storlek, temporalitet och spatialitet. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Universitetsforlaget, 2020
Keywords
multilingualism, workplace interaction, migration, sociolinguistics of globalization, flerspråkighet, interaktion, yrkesspråk, migration, globaliseringens sociolingvistik
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-43098 (URN)10.18261/issn.2535-3381-2020-02-04 (DOI)
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, 66/2017
Available from: 2021-01-11 Created: 2021-01-11 Last updated: 2022-11-09Bibliographically approved
Söderlundh, H. (2018). Internationalization in the Higher Education Classroom: Local Policy Goals put into Practice. Journal of Studies in International Education, 22(4), 317-333
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Internationalization in the Higher Education Classroom: Local Policy Goals put into Practice
2018 (English)In: Journal of Studies in International Education, ISSN 1028-3153, E-ISSN 1552-7808, Vol. 22, no 4, p. 317-333Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Nowadays, most universities have policies for internationalization, and in such policies, attention is increasingly given to internationalization as an aspect of students’ learning. However, there have so far been limited efforts to study how such student-centered internationalization can be carried out in practice. This article explores linkages between policy and practice, and it reports on a case study of how local policy goals of internationalization are carried out at the classroom level in a university in Sweden. Through fine-grained analyses of classroom interactions, it is demonstrated how a teacher and his students put policy goals into practice and what aspects stimulate them to do so. More generally, the results contribute to knowledge of how internationalization of higher education can be encouraged and practiced in local learning settings in the form of social actions and how it is carried out in a certain context at a certain time.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2018
Keywords
internationalization of the curriculum, internationalization of higher education, policy and practice, classroom interaction, conversation analysis
National Category
Educational Sciences
Research subject
Studies in the Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-35635 (URN)10.1177/1028315318773635 (DOI)000445712800003 ()2-s2.0-85047430335 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-06-15 Created: 2018-06-15 Last updated: 2020-04-02Bibliographically approved
Söderlundh, H., Lind, T. & Nordström, A. (2017). Hur får man en högskolepedagogisk satsning att leva vidare? Några reflektioner kring ämnesintegrering av akademiskt skrivande på Polisutbildningen. Högre Utbildning, 7(2), 35-39
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Hur får man en högskolepedagogisk satsning att leva vidare? Några reflektioner kring ämnesintegrering av akademiskt skrivande på Polisutbildningen
2017 (Swedish)In: Högre Utbildning, E-ISSN 2000-7558, Vol. 7, no 2, p. 35-39Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [sv]

Den här texten handlar om ett högskolepedagogiskt samarbete som syftat till att skapa en ämnesintegrerad introduktion i akademiskt skrivande för polisstudenter vid Södertörns högskola. I texten beskrivs hur samarbetet har sett ut och vad som har fått introduktionen att leva kvar i programmet. Vi diskuterar utmaningar som uppstått och avslutar med några råd till den som vill genomföra liknande satsningar och samarbeten.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cappelen Damm Akademisk, 2017
Keywords
Högskolepedagogisk utveckling, akademisk litteracitet, ämnesintegrering, polisutbildning
National Category
Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-33776 (URN)10.23865/hu.v7.1035 (DOI)
Available from: 2017-12-01 Created: 2017-12-01 Last updated: 2022-09-15Bibliographically approved
Söderlundh, H. & Sörlin, M. (2014). Myndighet och privatpersoner i dialog på Facebook: En analys av positioneringar och receptionsroller på Försäkringskassans Facebooksida Förälder. In: Jan Lindström, Sofie Henricson, Anna Huhtala, Pirjo Kukkonen, Hanna Lehti-Eklund & Camilla Lindholm (Ed.), Svenskans beskrivning 33: Förhandlingar vid Trettiotredje sammankomsten för svenskans beskrivning. Helsingfors den 15–17 maj 2013. Paper presented at Svenskans beskrivning 33, Helsingfors, 15-17 maj, 2013 (pp. 459-469). Helsingfors: Helsingfors universitet, 33
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Myndighet och privatpersoner i dialog på Facebook: En analys av positioneringar och receptionsroller på Försäkringskassans Facebooksida Förälder
2014 (Swedish)In: Svenskans beskrivning 33: Förhandlingar vid Trettiotredje sammankomsten för svenskans beskrivning. Helsingfors den 15–17 maj 2013 / [ed] Jan Lindström, Sofie Henricson, Anna Huhtala, Pirjo Kukkonen, Hanna Lehti-Eklund & Camilla Lindholm, Helsingfors: Helsingfors universitet, 2014, Vol. 33, p. 459-469Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Helsingfors: Helsingfors universitet, 2014
Series
Nordica Helsingiensia, ISSN 1795-4428 ; 37
National Category
Languages and Literature Specific Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-26743 (URN)978-951-51-0120-4 (ISBN)
Conference
Svenskans beskrivning 33, Helsingfors, 15-17 maj, 2013
Available from: 2015-03-25 Created: 2015-03-25 Last updated: 2018-01-11Bibliographically approved
Söderlundh, H. (2014). Zooming in on language practices in Swedish higher education: A discussion of five studies and their normative versus dynamic approach towards policy and practice. In: Anna Kristina Hultgren, Frans Gregersen & Jacob Thøgersen (Ed.), English in Nordic Universities: Ideologies and Practices (pp. 111-126). Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Zooming in on language practices in Swedish higher education: A discussion of five studies and their normative versus dynamic approach towards policy and practice
2014 (English)In: English in Nordic Universities: Ideologies and Practices / [ed] Anna Kristina Hultgren, Frans Gregersen & Jacob Thøgersen, Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2014, p. 111-126Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In this chapter, five studies of language practice in Swedish higher education are compared and discussed with focus on how the policy of English-medium teaching is assumed to relate to practices ‘on the ground’. It is demonstrated that the earlier studies take a normative approach towards policy and practice, in the sense that practice is assumed to coincide with policy, while the later studies approach policy and practice from a dynamic point of view, assuming that other languages may be used in addition to the policy-prescribed medium. The underlying approach has implications for the studies’ design and focus, but also for their results concerning the use of Swedish and English in higher education in Sweden.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2014
Series
Studies in World Language Problems, ISSN 1572-1183 ; 5
National Category
Specific Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-25633 (URN)9789027228369 (ISBN)
Available from: 2014-12-22 Created: 2014-12-22 Last updated: 2018-01-11Bibliographically approved
Projects
Labour from the Baltic Sea region: Language, migration and daily working life among Polish and Estonian citizens in Sweden. [66/2017_OSS]; Södertörn University; Publications
Söderlundh, H. & Keevallik, L. (2023). Labour mobility across the Baltic Sea: Language brokering at a blue-collar workplace in Sweden.. Language in society (London. Print), 52(5), 783-804Söderlundh, H. & Kahlin, L. (2022). Betydelsen av svenska, engelska och andra språk för hantverkare som reser till Sverige för att arbeta: En nexusanalys av språk och arbete på den flerspråkiga byggarbetsplatsen. Språk och stil, 32, 38-71Kahlin, L., Keevallik, L., Söderlundh, H. & Weidner, M. (2022). Translanguaging as a resource for meaning-making at multilingual construction sites. Multilingua - Journal of Cross-cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 41(3), 261-280Söderlundh, H., Kahlin, L. & Weidner, M. (2020). Arbetsmigration och flerspråkig interaktion på byggarbetsplatser. Nordand: nordisk tidsskrift for andrespråksforskning, 4(2), 93-110
Working in a second language: literacy practices and educational models designed for professional contexts [2019-00712_Forte]; Södertörn University; Publications
Söderlundh, H. & Eklund Heinonen, M. (2023). The Door You Can Walk Through to Society: Social Inclusion and Belonging in Vocational Programmes for Immigrants. Social Inclusion, 11(4), 58-68Hållsten, S., Eklund Heinonen, M. & Söderlundh, H. (2022). Individualization in vocational training for immigrants: Developing professionalism and language through feedback. In: Lázaro Moreno Herrera; Marianne Teräs; Petros Gougoulakis; Janne Kontio (Ed.), Migration and Inclusion in Work Life: The Role of VET (pp. 267-306). Stockholm: Bokförlaget Atlas
Interactional Patterns in Swedish Police Interviews: ´Doing Objectivity´ when Asking Information Seeking Questions and Producing Reformulation [2021-03044_VR]; Södertörn University; Publications
Nyroos, L. (2024). I don’t Remember that: Negotiating Memories and Epistemic Claims in Swedish High-Stake Police Interviews. International Journal for the Semiotics of Law, 37, 485-515
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