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Yeah yeah word up dog: The motion of global and local rap and hip hop flows in Finnish language youth radio broadcasting
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Baltic Languages, Finnish and German.
(English)Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-102704OAI: diva2:712680
Available from: 2014-04-16 Created: 2014-04-16 Last updated: 2014-04-16Bibliographically approved
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1. Error error lataa patteri: From language alternation to global multilingual repertoires in Finnish youth radio programs in Finland and Sweden
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Error error lataa patteri: From language alternation to global multilingual repertoires in Finnish youth radio programs in Finland and Sweden
2014 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This PhD study explores multilingualism in Finnish language youth radio broadcasting, with interactional and ethnographic data from Sweden Finnish and Finnish youth radio broadcasting. The interactional data consist of audio recordings from radio programs, while the ethnographic data consist of observations, logbook notes and interviews. The data were recorded and collected during the summer of 2005 from Radio Sweden’s (SR) Finnish language radio station Sisuradio and its youth program Klubi-Klubben, and simultaneously from Finnish YleX, from its X-Ryhmä and YleX Tänään programs.

Multilingualism within radio broadcasting is investigated from a qualitative and sociolinguistic viewpoint. The study consists of four independent empirical research articles, each tackling the research topic from a slightly different perspective (e.g., language alternation, humor, repertoires, rap flows). This approach is what I call revealing the small pictures of this study. Further, this study investigates some overarching implications and pinpoints general threads and themes of a more holistic big picture of what multilingualism sounds like in the youth radio programs. The focus of the analysis is interactional and functional.

The study shows that there are many different kinds of multilingualisms: multilingualism in the late modern world differs from scene to scene. However, speakers and groups have varied kinds of multilingual repertoires at their disposal in different scenes. In addition, different multilingual repertoires are used for various functions and genres, such as entertainment, humor and the expressions of different identities, including expressing music expertise or being a rapper. English is used as resourse in all of these repertoires. The study makes visible multilingual life worlds where global and local features intertwine and where objects and discourse practices are constantly on the move.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Acta Universitatis Stockholmiensis, 2014. 149 p.
Studia Fennica Stockholmiensia, ISSN 0284-4273 ; 11
multilingualism, youth radio, discourse, identity
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Languages and Literature
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urn:nbn:se:su:diva-102652 (URN)978-91-87235-68-9 (ISBN)978-91-87235-67-2 (ISBN)
Public defence
2014-05-20, hörsal 8, hus D, Universitetsvägen 10 D, Stockholm, 13:00 (Finnish)

At the time of the doctoral defense, the following paper was unpublished and had a status as follows: Paper 4: Manuscript.

Available from: 2014-04-28 Created: 2014-04-14 Last updated: 2016-05-27Bibliographically approved

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