Faculty of Language, Literature and Humanities - German in Multilingual Contexts

Linguistic Realities of Young People in Multiethnic Urban Europe

  • 2008; funded by BMBF (German Federal Ministry for Education and Research)
  • PI: H. Wiese

The project established a shared research context for working groups with a focus on linguistic practices of young people in multiethnic urban neighbourhoods, the attitudes towards these practices and the views that are evident in public discourse. It brings together the areas of language structure, language use, and language ideologies. It involved working groups from the UK (King’s College London, Centre for Language Discourse & Communication), Sweden (University Stockholm, Center for Research on Bilingualism), Denmark (University of Copenhagen, Department of Scandinavian Research / Dialectology), and Turkey (Bahçeşehir University Istanbul, Ankara University).