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Labour mobility across the Baltic Sea: Language brokering at a blue-collar workplace in Sweden.
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Swedish Language.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2254-3175
Linköping University, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2175-8710
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.

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Cambridge University Press, 2023. Vol. 52, no 5, p. 783-804
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Labour migration, multilingualism, manual work, language broker
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Baltic and East European studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-49714DOI: 10.1017/s0047404522000392ISI: 000840361000001Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85179779323OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-49714DiVA, id: diva2:1689219
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Labour from the Baltic Sea region: Language, migration and daily working life among Polish and Estonian citizens in Sweden., The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies
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The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, 66/2017Available from: 2022-08-22 Created: 2022-08-22 Last updated: 2024-01-03Bibliographically approved

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