CRITICS: Tove Skutnabb-Kangas, presentation of interests

Tove Skutnabb-Kangas TOVESK at
Tue Jun 6 13:22:24 UTC 1995


Previous research:
Bilingualism, minority education, ethnic identity. I have
been interested in understanding why minority/dominated
group students face problems in the educational system.
Books: Bilingualism or Not - the Education of Minorities
(Multilingual Matters, Clevedon, UK, 1984; Minority
Education: from Shame to Struggle, ed, by TSK & Jim Cummins
(1988, also Multilingual Matters). Earlier studies (for
Unesco) about Finnish migrants in Sweden, with Pertti
Toukomaa. Longitudinal study of Finnish minority youngsters
(9 years of Finnish-medium education) in Sweden and their
parents, published in Swedish (Man kan vara tv=E5l=E4ndare
ocks=E5. Den sverigenfinska minoritetens v=E4g fr=E5n tystnad
till kamp (You can be bicountrial too. The road of the
Sweden Finnish minority from silence to struggle), edited
with Markku Peura, Stockholm: Sverigefinl=E4ndska arkivet).
Main interests:
Linguicism (cf racism) and (English) language imperialism;
linguistic human rights (recent book Linguistic Human
Rights. Overcoming linguistic discrimination, edited by TSK
& Robert Phillipson, in collaboration with Mart Rannut,
1994 (paperback 1995), Berlin & New York: Mouton de
Gruyter); models for multilingual education (recent book,
ed. TSK: Multilingualism for All, Series European Studies
on Multilingualism 4, Lisse: Swets & Zeitlinger).
Forthcoming book Linguistic Genocide in Education.

Tove Skutnabb-Kangas, Roskilde University, Dept of Languages and
Culture, 3.2.4., PB 260, DK-4000 Roskilde, Denmark, phone 45-46-75 77
11/2376, fax 45-46-75 44 10, private: Tr=F8nninge Mose 3, DK-4420
Regstrup, Denmark, phone 45-53-46 44 12

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