Proceedings of the 14 th Norddeutsches Linguistisches Kolloquium 2013 in Halle an der Saale
Edited By Anne Ammermann, Alexander Brock, Jana Pflaeging and Peter Schildhauer
Communicative Space and Language Use in the Age of Globalized Migration
The present paper is dedicated to the interconnection of space and language use among migrants in urban Italy. This relation is two-sided: on the one hand, movement across space during migration contributes significantly to the constitution of the migrants’ multilingual repertoires; on the other hand, the components of these multilingual repertoires are used to build and access multi-layered communicative spaces, often spanning very different localities situated all over the world.