Kielen resurssit ja yhteiskunnallinen eriarvoistuminen


  • Liisa Mustanoja
  • Maija Tervola
  • Kirsi Sandberg
  • Michael O'Dell


resurssi, sosiolingvistiikka, kielen oppiminen, käsiteanalyysi


This paper outlines a layered view of the notion of resource as it appears and is put into practice in various fields of linguistic research. Different perspectives are provided in order to illustrate the variety of uses the notion has in current scientific discourse in Finland. By the means of critical concept analysis, we attempt to show that the ways resource is deployed in the current literature may cause confusion. Furthermore, the aim of the paper is to unravel some of the connotations the notion conveys from economics and the natural sciences to our idea of a language user.