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Multilingualism and Mobility in Europe

Policies and Practices


Edited By 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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Language (hi)stories: Researching migration and multilingualism in Berlin



The chapter draws on research in inner city districts of Berlin characterized by a high degree of migration and multilingualism. It is concerned with ways in which individual migrants reflect on how their experience with language has shaped their transnational life worlds. I explore this theme through the language biographies of inhabitants of a single apartment block, which in its changing ethnic and linguistic composition reflects the shifting ethnolinguistic mosaic of the city.

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