Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Språkets roll för integration: en studie om de diskurser som riksdagspartierna och forskare konstituerar
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2009 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this essay was to examine the role of the acquisition of the Swedish language for integration of adult immigrants given by the seven parties currently in the parliament and other players on the field. The questions were meant to bring light upon the arguments used by the different players concerning the role of the Swedish language, to enlighten which discourses that are constructed, and the contradictions that exist between these. We parted from a postmodern position and used social constructionism to back up our method and theory of analysis; discourse theory. The results revealed three different discourses concerning the role of the Swedish language in the integration process; the liberal discourse, the discrimination discourse and the social democratic discourse. The liberal discourse claims that immigrants have a responsibility to learn Swedish to be able to achieve employment and to provide for themselves. The discrimination discourse doesn’t focus on language because that would place the blame on individuals, rather than on the structures of the society, which it considers is to blame. The social democratic discourse agrees with the liberal one on language being a way to achieve employment, but talks about this in terms of rights rather than responsibilities.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. , 50 p.
Keyword [en]
language, Swedish, immigrant, integration
Keyword [sv]
invandrare, svenska, språk, integration
National Category
Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-28942OAI: diva2:228026

Available from: 2009-08-21 Created: 2009-07-22 Last updated: 2009-08-21Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(299 kB)775 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 299 kBChecksum SHA-512
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

By organisation
Department of Social Work
Social Work

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 775 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Total: 353 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link