Language dynamics of three multilingual communities in Graz

Language dynamics of three multilingual communities in Graz

The study Language dynamics of three multilingual communities in Graz is carried out in the context of Multilingual Graz. During a pilot phase, we investigate the sociolinguistic situation of three multilingual communities.

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Linguistic Diversity in Graz

Linguistic Diversity in Graz

Public institutions are central meeting points for people and thus intersections of linguistic interaction. Communication in certain situations poses a challenge in a city like Graz, which possesses great ethnic and linguistic heterogeneity.

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Discourses on language and diversity

Discourses on language and diversity

Cities are becoming sites of increasingly complex ethnolinguistic plurality due to increased mobility and the impact of globalization. Public places like schools reflect this ethnolinguistic diversity, and, moreover, disseminate and maintain dominant discourses on heterogeneity, plurality, and linguistic diversity. This project focuses on discourses related to the linguistic diversity in schools, which is made up of the variety of languages that are taught as subjects, in addition to those within pupils’ complex linguistic repertoires.

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Traces of covert multilingualism in Graz in the 1880-1910 census data

Traces of covert multilingualism in Graz in the 1880-1910 census data

Main priority of the project Traces of covert multilingualism in Graz in the 1880-1910 census data will be the reconstruction of historical multilingualism on the basis of census data from 1880-1910. Although the census forms recorded the citizen's vernacular language, their actual multilingualism remained invisible as a result of interventions in the census process (deletion of certain languages).

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