Language, Migration and Intercultural Communication (SMLM092)

30 credits

This module will explore the link between various kinds of migrations and languages. You will gain an in-depth understanding of the processes of acculturation, intercultural transition, language maintenance and shift, language policy, language and power, types of migration trajectories and multilingualism, language attitudes and ideologies through a wide variety of real-life case studies. You will learn the theoretical concepts and means of analysis for the study of multilingualism and intercultural communication in migration contexts in different countries. You will also learn how to collect your own first-hand data among others interviews with participants and stakeholders, ethnographic observation within migrant communities and secondary schools with a high degree of multilingualism and extracts of media representations of migration.