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Multilingualism and Mobility in Europe

Policies and Practices


Kristine Horner, Ingrid de Saint-Georges and Jean-Jacques Weber

How do individuals experience multilingualism and mobility in the context of Europeanization and globalisation? The contributors explore language-in-education policies and family language policies, as well as the complex interface between multilingualism and space. They provide fresh insights on key issues in sociolinguistics, multilingualism and language policy via discussion of rich qualitative data. The multiple sites analysed in the chapters are located in France, Germany, Luxembourg, Hungary and Moldova. Some of the chapters dealing with France, including one about the overseas French territory of La Réunion, are written in French.
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Parents’ representations of the family language policy within bilingual families in Luxembourg: Choices, motivations, strategies and children’s language development



The chapter analyses participants’ representations of the linguistic practices within bi-/ multilingual families in Luxembourg. Through ethnographic interviews, I focus on five families with diverse linguistic profiles. I explore parents’ language use prior to the birth of the children and the family language policy after the birth of the children, and analyse how parents implement particular communication strategies.

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