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Tagung

Prof. Dr. Konstanze Jungbluth: The impact of Socio-political transformations on language and identity

Projektleitung Prof. Dr. Konstanze Jungbluth, Stavros Skopeteas, Concha Maria Höfler
ProjektmitarbeiterInnen Johanna Lorenz, Rusudan Asatiani, Svetlana Berikashvili, Natia Jalabadze, Marika Jikia, Ekaterine Kartvelishvili, Zaal Kikvidze, Nika Loladze, Liana Melikishvili, Sophie Shamanidi, Nutsa Tsereteli
Date 18/02/2016 - 20/02/2016
Fakultät Kulturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Lehrstuhl Professur für Sprachgebrauch und Sprachvergleich

Zusammenfassung

Multilingualism appears in most societies of the world. Current socio-political transformations, in particular the increasing migration processes, give rise to new multi-ethnic and multilingual situations that motivate changes in languages and communities. This conference focuses on the impact of these processes in two areas: (a) linguistic phenomena, and (b) phenomena related to group identities.

Abstract

Multilingualism appears in most societies of the world. Current socio-political transformations, in particular the increasing migration processes, give rise to new multi-ethnic and multilingual situations that motivate changes in languages and communities. This conference focuses on the impact of these processes in two areas: (a) linguistic phenomena, and (b) phenomena related to group identities. Some primary questions which may be explored at the conference are: Language change What is the impact of increasing multilingualism in the different levels of linguistic structure (phonology, morphology, syntax, lexicon)? What is the relation between the phenomena in multilingual situations to the generalizations about language contact and grammar? How can we distinguish between effects of language contact (in bilingual societies) and effects of language attrition (in the younger generations of threatened languages)? Identity What role does language contact play in the process of forming, transforming, and negotiating group identities? How are these multifaceted identities displayed in interaction? Are there contexts in which heritage languages may be or may become less important for group belonging, for example contexts in which religious, political or social affiliation take priority over language competences? Language change and Identity How do language change and changing identities interact?

Kooperation

Kooperationspartner Universität Bielefeld, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University