Minority Studies: Language and Identity

Loewe Exzellente Forschung für Hessens Zukunft

Minority Studies: Language and Identity

The LOEWE focus “Minority Studies: Language and Identity” develops an interdisciplinary study of the problem of identity formation among minorities. For this purpose, we investigate three types of relations:

  • the relationship between minorities “in their own country” and minorities “abroad”;
  • the relationship between self-perception and the perception of minorities by others (both “in their own country” and “abroad”); and
  • the reciprocal relationship between the identity-determining parameters of language, religion, culture and ethnos, in self-perception and foreign perception “in one’s own country” and “abroad”


Subprojects

International law as an instrument for the social integration of “new minorities” while preserving their independent identity.

International law as an instrument for the social integration of “new minorities” while preserving their independent identity.

Description The description will be soon available Publication Reports Report 1 Report 2 Books and Edited Volumes Das Minderheitenrecht europäischer…

Minority languages in multimodal networks

Minority languages in multimodal networks

Description The description will be soon available Publications Mehler, Alexander, Wahed Hemati, Pascal Welke, Maxim Konca, Tolga Uslu (2020).Multiple Texts…

Language use, social identity and social distances

Language use, social identity and social distances

Description Social factors such as age, educational level and social status affect the speech communication, both in in-group and out-group…

Ethnic minorities and linguistic integration at primary schools in Germany

Ethnic minorities and linguistic integration at primary schools in Germany

​Description Abstract The subproject focuses on the linguistic integration processes of newly immigrated children from minority groups of the Middle…

Minorities between island formation and networking – life in the field of tension between “old” and “new” minorities

Minorities between island formation and networking – life in the field of tension between “old” and “new” minorities

Description Migrants try to group and reorganize themselves in the diaspora, which can lead either to local “island construction” or…

Dynamics of Language and Identity among Arabs and Arameans in Germany

Dynamics of Language and Identity among Arabs and Arameans in Germany

Description Ethnic, cultural, religious and linguistic factors combine in forming identities in the Middle East. Here, linguistic variation presents itself…

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Second chance for Bad Vilbel


After years of preparation, the organizers of the Hessentag in Bad Vilbel had to cancel the state festival during the first lockdown. The government has promised the city that it will also be able to host the Hessentag in 2025.

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News about LOEWE


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Science and Pandemic


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