Étude de cas sociolinguistique et ethnographique de quatre familles indiennes immigrantes en Europe : pratiques langagières et politiques linguistiques nationales & familiales

Abstract : This research is part of a multidisciplinary approach - . monographic, ethnographic, sociolinguistic, and includes a longitudinal dimension. It attempts to expound the language practices of four Indian immigrant families settled in four European countries : France, Sweden, Norway and Finland. This study also seeks to identify issues of family language policies, a domain where little research has been undertaken and therefore, remains to be developed. Moreover, ideologies and attitudes about languages are reflected in decisions taken by the heads of the household, who manifest a special penchant for a specific language, for themselves and in particular, for their children. At the macro level, the national language policy of each country in our study is discussed, including that of India, with a focus on language education policy and on the teaching of immigrant languages in schools. The plurilinguism of participants is analyzed with the concept of multilingual repertoire, in which language competencies are truncated by specific domains. The concepts of space, context, mobility, scale, polycentrality and orders of indexicality were raised in order to understand and sift the truncated verbal repertoire. Intergenerational language transmission is examined through a critical analysis of national and family language policies ; the question of the effect of the legacy of cultural and linguistic values of the country of origin (or the absence of such transmission) on the construction of the identity of the second generation are equally reviewed. The main contribution of this thesis is to take a look at language issues related to migration from the immigrants’ own perspective rather than the perspectives of their host countries.
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Shahzaman Haque. Étude de cas sociolinguistique et ethnographique de quatre familles indiennes immigrantes en Europe : pratiques langagières et politiques linguistiques nationales & familiales . Linguistique. Université de Grenoble, 2012. Français. ⟨tel-01327668⟩

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