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Hoffman, A. & Kytö, M. (2018). Heritage Swedish, English, and Textual Space in Rural Communities of Practice. In: Jan Heegård Petersen; Karoline Kühl (Ed.), Selected Proceedings of the 8th Workshop on Immigrant Languages in the Americas (WILA 8): (pp. 44-54). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Heritage Swedish, English, and Textual Space in Rural Communities of Practice
2018 (English)In: Selected Proceedings of the 8th Workshop on Immigrant Languages in the Americas (WILA 8) / [ed] Jan Heegård Petersen; Karoline Kühl, Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press, 2018, p. 44-54Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The aim of the present study is to survey the dynamism of language shift in the use of Heritage Swedish and American English in textual space over a span of 150 years (1850 through 2005). This socio-historical linguistic investigation employs the Communities of Practice framework to understand the social forces associated with variable patterns of bilingualism in Lutheran congregations. Analysis is performed on texts written by groups of parishioners, namely by members of parish councils and by cookbook committees, in four Midwestern Swedish-American churches. Dimensions of time, localities, and demographics are examined in observing the patterns in the writers' production of texts in dual languages. Extant evidence from the parish cookbooks reveals that most of the contents were written in English at an earlier stage than were the annual meeting minutes of the parish councils. In two of the congregations investigated, annual minutes were written in Swedish for more than sixty years. Despite the relatively early shift to English by the cookbook committees in all four parishes, the committees nonetheless promoted the use of Swedish lexis in the names of recipes, particularly in the second half of the 1900s. The cookbook committees thus preserved components of Heritage Swedish long after the documents written by parish councils had switched to English. The dynamism of the language shift in the four local congregations is compared to the previous research carried out on the national level of the Swedish-American Lutheran church.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press, 2018
Series
Cascadilla Proceedings Project
Keywords
Communities of Practice, Heritage Swedish, English, language shift, textual space
National Category
Specific Languages
Research subject
English; Scandinavian Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-364694 (URN)978-1-57473-473-7 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-10-31 Created: 2018-10-31 Last updated: 2019-06-13
Hoffman, A. (2017). The Linguistic Landscapes of Swedish Heritage Cookbooks in the American Midwest, 1895-2005. Studia Neophilologica, 89(2), 261-286
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Linguistic Landscapes of Swedish Heritage Cookbooks in the American Midwest, 1895-2005
2017 (English)In: Studia Neophilologica, ISSN 0039-3274, E-ISSN 1651-2308, Vol. 89, no 2, p. 261-286Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Recipe names and other elements in the discourse of cookbooks reveal important clues about language contact in communities settled by immigrants. In the case of cookbooks printed in Swedish-American networks, a number of recipe collections have been periodically updated and re-published. Linguists who tap into this printed material can thus carry out longitudinal discourse analysis of the names of recipes and of menu items to be served on a smorgasbord. The present study examines cookbooks produced in selected localities and reports on linguistic patterns found in the cookbooks published in two small towns in central Kansas as well as in the urban centers of Kansas City and Chicago. The data are analyzed for evidence that Swedish, Heritage Swedish, and English have co-existed in varying proportions across the time period of study, which is 1895 to 2005, and across geographical space in the American Midwest. Looking at the phenomena of heritage as expressed linguistically, and to some extent to be understood notionally in the cookbook data, we describe the linguistic landscapes which have shaped the discourse of Swedish-American homes and entertainment practices. We employ the theoretical framework of enregisterment in order to account for how volunteer cookbook committees create local authenticity.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2017
Keywords
language contact, enregisterment, heritage languages, English, Swedish
National Category
Specific Languages
Research subject
English; Scandinavian Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-328929 (URN)10.1080/00393274.2017.1301783 (DOI)000422626100008 ()
Available from: 2017-09-05 Created: 2017-09-05 Last updated: 2018-03-08Bibliographically approved
Hoffman, A. & Kytö, M. (2016). Cooking and Baking across Borders: Bilingual and Cultural Encounters in American and Swedish Cookbooks. In: : . Paper presented at The conference Swedish-American Borderlands, Swedish Institute for North American Studies, Uppsala University, June 9–11, 2016.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Cooking and Baking across Borders: Bilingual and Cultural Encounters in American and Swedish Cookbooks
2016 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Specific Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-281255 (URN)
Conference
The conference Swedish-American Borderlands, Swedish Institute for North American Studies, Uppsala University, June 9–11, 2016
Available from: 2016-03-21 Created: 2016-03-21 Last updated: 2018-01-10
Hoffman, A. (2016). Kansas Contact Narratives: Snapshots of Some Written and Spoken Data. In: : . Paper presented at Rethinking Histories of Immigration and Indigenous Peoples in North America: An Eye to Sources. Workshop at the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities, Stockholm, April 4-5, 2016.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kansas Contact Narratives: Snapshots of Some Written and Spoken Data
2016 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
National Category
Specific Languages
Research subject
English; Scandinavian Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-281874 (URN)
Conference
Rethinking Histories of Immigration and Indigenous Peoples in North America: An Eye to Sources. Workshop at the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities, Stockholm, April 4-5, 2016
Available from: 2016-03-30 Created: 2016-03-30 Last updated: 2018-01-10
Hoffman, A. & Kytö, M. (2015). According to the Recipe: Swedish-American Cookbooks and the Diachronic Patterning of Heritage Lexical Items. In: : . Paper presented at The 6th Annual Workshop on Immigrant Languages in the Americas, WILA6, Uppsala University, September 24–26, 2015.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>According to the Recipe: Swedish-American Cookbooks and the Diachronic Patterning of Heritage Lexical Items
2015 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Specific Languages
Research subject
English; Scandinavian Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-281248 (URN)
Conference
The 6th Annual Workshop on Immigrant Languages in the Americas, WILA6, Uppsala University, September 24–26, 2015
Available from: 2016-03-21 Created: 2016-03-21 Last updated: 2018-01-10
Hoffman, A. (2015). The Linguistic Landscapes of Heritage Cooking: What Swedish-American Cookbooks Reveal about the Transmission of Swedish. In: : . Paper presented at Vesturíslenskt mál og menning. Icelandic and Other Nordic Languages and Cultures in the Americas, University of Iceland, Reykjavík, December 2, 2015..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Linguistic Landscapes of Heritage Cooking: What Swedish-American Cookbooks Reveal about the Transmission of Swedish
2015 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
National Category
Specific Languages Languages and Literature
Research subject
English; Scandinavian Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-281247 (URN)
Conference
Vesturíslenskt mál og menning. Icelandic and Other Nordic Languages and Cultures in the Americas, University of Iceland, Reykjavík, December 2, 2015.
Available from: 2016-03-21 Created: 2016-03-21 Last updated: 2018-01-10
Falk, A. (2015). Where Discourse Structure and a Heritage Language Meet: Oral History Interviews of Swedish Americans. In: Michael T. Putnam and Richard Page (Ed.), Moribund Germanic Heritage Languages in North America: Theoretical Perspectives and Empirical Findings (pp. 102-132). Leiden and Boston: Brill Academic Publishers
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Where Discourse Structure and a Heritage Language Meet: Oral History Interviews of Swedish Americans
2015 (English)In: Moribund Germanic Heritage Languages in North America: Theoretical Perspectives and Empirical Findings / [ed] Michael T. Putnam and Richard Page, Leiden and Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, 2015, p. 102-132Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Leiden and Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, 2015
Series
Empirical Approaches to Linguistic Theory, ISSN 2210-6243
Keywords
Heritage Swedish, discourse, narratives, recollections, exposition
National Category
Specific Languages
Research subject
English; Scandinavian Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-280142 (URN)9789004290211 (ISBN)
Projects
Språk och åldrande
Note

Angela Hoffman

Available from: 2016-03-08 Created: 2016-03-08 Last updated: 2018-01-10
Falk, A. (2015). Where Discourse Structure and a Heritage Language Meet: Oral History Interviews of Swedish Americans. In: Michael T. Putnam and Richard Page (Ed.), Moribund Germanic Heritage Languages in North America: Theoretical Perspectives and Empirical Findings (pp. 102-132). Leiden and Boston: Brill Academic Publishers
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Where Discourse Structure and a Heritage Language Meet: Oral History Interviews of Swedish Americans
2015 (English)In: Moribund Germanic Heritage Languages in North America: Theoretical Perspectives and Empirical Findings / [ed] Michael T. Putnam and Richard Page, Leiden and Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, 2015, p. 102-132Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Leiden and Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, 2015
Series
Empirical Approaches to Linguistic Theory, ISSN 2210-6243
Keywords
Heritage Swedish, discourse, narratives, recollections, exposition
National Category
Specific Languages
Research subject
English; Scandinavian Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-240337 (URN)10.1163/9789004290211_006 (DOI)9789004290211 (ISBN)
Projects
Språk och åldrande
Note

Angela Hoffman

Available from: 2015-01-07 Created: 2015-01-07 Last updated: 2018-01-11
Falk, A. (2014). The Discourse of Place and Contact: Swedish Pioneers and Native Americans in the Smoky Valley. Studia Neophilologica, 86(2), 138-152
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Discourse of Place and Contact: Swedish Pioneers and Native Americans in the Smoky Valley
2014 (English)In: Studia Neophilologica, ISSN 0039-3274, E-ISSN 1651-2308, Vol. 86, no 2, p. 138-152Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Keywords
Longitudinal discourse analysis, English, Swedish, Kansas, heritage languages, heritage communities
National Category
Humanities
Research subject
English
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-280152 (URN)
Projects
Språk och åldrande
Note

Angela Hoffman

Available from: 2016-03-08 Created: 2016-03-08 Last updated: 2017-11-30
Falk, A. (2014). The Discourse of Place and Contact: Swedish Pioneers and Native Americans in the Smoky Valley. Studia Neophilologica, 86(2), 138-152
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Discourse of Place and Contact: Swedish Pioneers and Native Americans in the Smoky Valley
2014 (English)In: Studia Neophilologica, ISSN 0039-3274, E-ISSN 1651-2308, Vol. 86, no 2, p. 138-152Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Keywords
Longitudinal discourse analysis, English, Swedish, Kansas, heritage languages, heritage communities
National Category
Humanities
Research subject
English
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-233329 (URN)10.1080/00393274.2014.959291 (DOI)000343217000002 ()
Projects
Språk och åldrande
Note

Angela Hoffman

Available from: 2014-10-02 Created: 2014-10-02 Last updated: 2017-12-05
Organisations
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ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0001-9687-3284

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