Colpito dall’ignoto. La narrativa come promotrice della lingua finlandese tra gli adulti con un background di im/migrazione
English article title: Struck by the Unknown. Literature as a Promoter of the Finnish Language among Adults with Im/migrant Background
One of the projects I lead at present is based on the presumption that literature can be incorporated in language teaching in a much more creative and versatile way than it has been done (with notable exceptions) so far. It claims that literature is language and much more: it is a key carrier of meaning in culture that opens a window to various societal phenomena. Literature can play a key role in learning both Finnish and about Finnish culture. The project is looking for a new way of engaging adults with im/migrant background in Finnish society by teaching them the language and culture through literature. The project team includes both native and non-native Finnish speakers and is based on both on interaction with participants and on research.