Dangerous Multilingualism

Northern Perspectives on Order, Purity and Normality

  • Jan Blommaert
  • Sirpa Leppänen
  • Päivi Pahta
  • Tiina Räisänen

Part of the Language and Globalization book series (LAGL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Endangering Multilingualism

    1. Jan Blommaert, Sirpa Leppänen, Massimiliano Spotti
      Pages 1-21
  3. Order — Disorder

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Tarja Nikula, Taina Saarinen, Sari Pöyhönen, Teija Kangasvieri
      Pages 41-66
    3. Sanna Voipio-Huovinen, Maisa Martin
      Pages 96-118
  4. Purity — Impurity

  5. Normality — Abnormality

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 309-313

About this book


Focuses on the endangering effects of language-ideological processes. This book looks at the challenges imposed by globalization and super-diversity on the nation state and its language situations and ideologies, and demonstrates how many of its problems rise from the tension between late-modern diversity and the (pre-)modernist responses to it.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jan Blommaert
    • 1
  • Sirpa Leppänen
    • 2
  • Päivi Pahta
    • 3
  • Tiina Räisänen
    • 2
  1. 1.University of TilburgThe Netherlands
  2. 2.University of JyväskyläFinland
  3. 3.University of TampereFinland

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