Linguistic bordering as migration control. The unrecognized citizenship of immigrant speakers of national minority languages

Nina Carlsson

Linguistic bordering as migration control. The unrecognized citizenship of immigrant speakers of national minority languages

“In the few cases where knowledge of a minority language serves as a linguistic requirement for naturalization, as, for example, in Finland, where immigrants can demonstrate knowledge of Finnish or Swedish to obtain citizenship, the motivation to learn the minority language can increase considerably.”

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