Multilingualism and the social media in the diaspora. Practices of code-selection/switching by users of Iranian descent in Belgium

Diaspora-gerelateerde meertaligheid op de sociale media. Taalselectie en codeswitching door Facebookgebruikers van Iraanse afkomst in België
Begin - Einde 
2015 - 2018 (lopend)
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Vakgroep Taalkunde
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Land/Regio 
Trefwoorden 
Multilingualism

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Abstract

The project investigates aspects of multilingualism on Facebook, in particular code selection/code switching by language users of Iranian descent in a Belgium. The focus is three-fold: (i) the distributional salience of the various languages used, (ii) their functional role in the interactional architecture of social media, (iii) the connections with the construction of a diasporic space characterized by fragmented/dislocated identities.

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Cees De Bot

University of Groningen