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Title: From Global Language Use to Local Meanings: English in Finnish public discourse
Author: Irma Taavitsainen
Institution: University of Helsinki
Author: Päivi Pahta
Institution: University of Helsinki
Linguistic Field: Discourse Analysis; Sociolinguistics
Subject Language: English
Abstract: In 2002, Tom McArthur, then editor of English Today, visited Helsinki and asked Irma Taavitsainen and Päivi Pahta whether the use of English in Finland was becoming more like its Nordic neighbours. In an article in ET76 they answered with a cautious ‘yes’. Now the authors provide us with an update, with examples of how English is currently used in Finnish public communication.


This article appears IN English Today Vol. 24, Issue 3, which you can READ on Cambridge's site or on LINGUIST .

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