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Dynamique des répertoires langagiers et identités plurilingues de sujets en situation de mobilité

Abstract : This PhD. thesis is founded in research areas concerning the "sociolinguistics of migrations” languages in contact and the problem of the multilingualism. It attempts to take into account the dynamics of the multilingualism of individuals in situation of contemporary, geographical, professional, virtual and linguistic mobility.
Forty-one biographic interviews with multilingual migrants (including twenty-five employees of a multinational company) were conducted, using an ethnosociological approach. The aim of the research is to highlight the use of individual linguistic resources, in order to raise pedagogical questions about multilingual, multicultural and mobility skills.
The research conducted in the international company, (which is considered as a social entity and a place of sociolinguistic change), brings to the forefront the issue of the use of English, as well as the role of other languages in professional communication, in the development of skills and in the construction of interpersonal relationships of multilingual speakers.
The data analysis reveals a dynamic use of linguistic repertoires and original, mixed processes for the construction of multilingual identities, which are linked to the nature of the migration project, the structure of the family, the way in which languages were acquired, and the nature of the family multilingual, multicultural and mobility capital. Parallels are drawn between the analysis resulting from this study and current research on the promotion of multilingualism at the European level.
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Nathalie Thamin. Dynamique des répertoires langagiers et identités plurilingues de sujets en situation de mobilité. Linguistique. Université Stendhal - Grenoble III, 2007. Français. ⟨tel-00288974⟩



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