New perspectives on Italian migrants’ plurilingualism: a sociolinguistic, demographic and language planning overview

Maria Simoniello | Università degli studi Guglielmo Marconi – RomeVittorio Ganfi | Università degli studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia The increasing interest in language contact and variation, which has been determined by contemporary migration flows on a global scale, has resulted in significant studies in different linguistics subfields. Nevertheless, only limited attention has been paid… New perspectives on Italian migrants’ plurilingualism: a sociolinguistic, demographic and language planning overview weiterlesen

The linguistic discrimination towards creole languages as an imperious issue in today’s globalized and multicultural world

Daria Shaymuratova | Goldsmith University of London / Moscow State Pedagogical University The question of the so-called linguistic discrimination or “glottophobia” has been attracting considerable interest due to its actuality in today’s globalized and multicultural world.  The pervasive emergence of creole languages due to massive migration leads to both racial and identity conflicts and, consequently,… The linguistic discrimination towards creole languages as an imperious issue in today’s globalized and multicultural world weiterlesen

Non-active voice in Greek Heritage speakers’ repertoire

Vasiliki Rizou & Artemis Alexiadou | Humboldt Universität zu Berlin Modern Greek has two sets of Voice forms, active vs. non-active voice (NAct). NAct is used with passives, reciprocals, reflexives and certain anticausatives as well as in deponent verbs (Embick, 1997; 1998; Alexiadou & Anagnostopoulou, 2004). The approximate age of L1 NAct acquisition (beginning with… Non-active voice in Greek Heritage speakers’ repertoire weiterlesen

Exploring and archiving data from studies of Turkish/German bilingual children’s oral production

Carol W. Pfaff | Humboldt Universität zu Berlin A flourishing tradition of research on Turkish/German bilingual children in Germany has developed since the 1970s. This paper discusses three early studies of oral production conducted 1978-1992 in Berlin with children some of whom themselves immigrated: others born in Berlin. The participants differed in the extent of… Exploring and archiving data from studies of Turkish/German bilingual children’s oral production weiterlesen

An Analysis of the Linguistic Phenomenon in Algiers: Code mixing and switching Vs Pidginization and Creolization

Mohammed Naoua | Université d’El Oued, Algeria Algeria is a multilingual country par excellence. As far as local speech communities are concerned, mother tongues relevant to Arabic and Tamazight languages are largely used in everyday communication. However due to the extended contact between France and Algeria, which lasted for one century and thirty two years… An Analysis of the Linguistic Phenomenon in Algiers: Code mixing and switching Vs Pidginization and Creolization weiterlesen

Social and linguistic mobility of unaccompanied minors: analyzing relationships and linguistic resources in migration through nominal forms of address

Malou Mestrinaro | Université d‘Orléans Within the various categories of migrating people, the unaccompanied minors represent one that has drawn more and more attention on itself in literacy for the last decade. Either arriving by themselves on a new territory, or having been left after entering, these minors only have a few years – until… Social and linguistic mobility of unaccompanied minors: analyzing relationships and linguistic resources in migration through nominal forms of address weiterlesen

Does emigration affect idiomatic knowledge in the native language?

Ferdy Hubers | Radboud Universiteit NijmegenCatia Cucchiarini | Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, Union for the Dutch LanguageNicoline van der Sijs | Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, Institute for the Dutch Language A considerable body of research has investigated whether native speakers forget or lose their native language (L1) when they move to countries where another language (L2) is… Does emigration affect idiomatic knowledge in the native language? weiterlesen

Jewish English Among Adjacencies of Non-Jews in Middle America

(Revised abstract for LIPP poster acceptance) Jacqueline Hirsh Greene | Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München A forthcoming paper by Sarah Bunin Benor, titled “Pastrami, Verklempt, and Tshoot-spa: Non-Jews’ Use of Jewish Language in the United States”, explores new findings on the use of Jewish language features among non-Jewish Americans. Among Benor’s key observations were that knowledge and usage… Jewish English Among Adjacencies of Non-Jews in Middle America weiterlesen

Multilingual Practices and Identities of Syrian University Students in Turkey

Melissa B. Hauber-Özer | George Mason University, USA Drawn from a critical ethnographic dissertation study, this presentation examines the multilingual practices and identities developed by a group of 11 Syrian young adults during forced displacement in Turkey. The larger study documents participants’ experiences overcoming linguistic, economic, and structural obstacles to higher education in pursuit of… Multilingual Practices and Identities of Syrian University Students in Turkey weiterlesen

From France to the States: Multilingualism in Protest Signs

Delin Deng | University of Florida, USA Multilingual protest signs have attracted a lot of attention in the study of the linguistic landscape. (See, for example, Kasanga, 2014; Rojo, 2014; Shiri, 2015, etc.) Despite the numerous works done on protest signs, much of the focus has been placed on their meaning conveying. Not so much… From France to the States: Multilingualism in Protest Signs weiterlesen