At the turn of the century, the globalized economy, the weight of international agencies and transnational migrations have increased the demand for multilingual...
This area addresses social and institutional issues in multilingualism. Investigation focuses on schools, the workplace, cultural and political institutions, language policy and the law. Adopting a sociological and anthropological approach, the research examines societal processes of valorising or devaluing certain languages and their speakers as well as power issues in linguistic communities, social inequalities and the impact of globalisation on multilingual practices.
Direction: Prof. Alexandre Duchêne