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Language and Migration

Faculté de gestion: Faculté des lettres

Responsable(s): Anita Auer

Période de validité: 2020 -> 2020

Horaires du cours (Hebdomadaire)

Date Lieu Remarque Thématique Intervenant(s)
2020/2021 : Mardi 10:15-12:00 (Hebdomadaire) Anthropole/3017 EN LIGNE   Anita Auer


Semestre d'automne
2 heures par semaine
28 heures par semestre
Langue(s) d'enseignement: anglais
Public: Oui
Crédits: 5.00


Upon completion of the course students should be able to
- analyse and interpret contextualised findings as well as current concerns and challenges in the study of language and migration;
- understand key concepts in the research field of language and migration, particularly with respect to different theoretical and methodological approaches;
- apply existing theoretical frameworks and models in new settings and contexts, and critically evaluate the new applications of those theories;
- compile/collect datasets and use them appropriately in order to shed light on the research field of language and migration;
- present their research results both orally and in written form (at the appropriate academic level).


This course explores the important relationship between language and migration. The topic will be approached from 3 different angles: (1) We will be concerned with the way in which patterns of migration are influenced by language. (2) We will focus on how language is shaped by migration, i.e. notably a nation's language as well as language situations of individuals. (3) Attention will also be paid to the way in which we talk about migration and how language is used as a tool to marginalise migrants. Related to these angles, we will be concerned with population movements, models of language contact, language learning and attrition, multilingualism, language choice and language shift, language maintenance and loss, as well as the effect of policies on migrants and their languages.
You will also be familiarised with a wide range of different linguistic frameworks and different research methods that allow you to investigate the relationship between language and migration.


This module can be assessed in 3 ways (to be decided and registered in Week 4 of the semester):
a) oral exam (30 minutes) that takes place during the exam period;
b) written exam (6 hours) that takes place during the exam period;
c) in-class assessment (1. a critical written comparative discussion of two research articles (20%) and 2. an individual research paper (80%)).


The main text used in this course is the following: Appel, René & Pieter Muysken. 2005. Language Contact and Bilingualism. Amsterdam University Press: Amsterdam Academic Archive. The book can be downloaded here: http://dare.uva.nl/cgi/arno/show.cgi?fid=171958 (note that the book has been OCRed and the quality is therefore not very good). Additional course reading will be discussed in the first class of this course. Details will then be provided on Moodle.

Informations supplémentaires


UtilisationCode facultéStatutCrédits
Maîtrise universitaire, Anglais (2015 ->) ›› Discussion sur la base d'un dossier de recherche - MA-ANG-2020Optionnel5.00
Maîtrise universitaire, Anglais (2015 ->) ›› Dissertation sur la base d'un dossier de recherche - MA-ANG-2010Optionnel5.00
Maîtrise universitaire, Anglais (2015 ->) ›› Linguistique anglaise - MA-ANG-3030Optionnel5.00
Maîtrise universitaire, Programme de renforcement (2015 ->) ›› Linguistique anglaise - MA-RENF-ANGOptionnel5.00
Maîtrise universitaire, Sciences du langage et de la communication (2015 ->) ›› Choix libre d'enseignements - MA-SLC-20Optionnel5.00
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