Language Contact and Language Change in Turkish families (completed)
The research teams from France and Norway. Not present: Foued Laroussi and Betül Ertek (Photo: UiO)
About the project
This project aims to investigate language contact phenomena in an immigrant situation across three generations within the same family. More specifically, the aim is to explore linguistic competence, language use and language choice of three generations of Turkish immigrants living in Norway and France.
The outcome will contribute to the limited body of comparative research across three generations. It will add to new knowledge and understanding of language maintenance and shift within immigrant families by combining both linguistic factors (i.e. language contact phenomena at lexical and structural level) and social factors (i.e. attitudes towards both the heritage language – Turkish – and majority languages – Norwegian and French).
This project will be a contribution to comparative studies of Turkish as an immigrant language in Europe in contact with the languages of the host countries, in this case Norwegian and French.
Funding through the Aurora program
A completed project
The research group has had two meetings in Oslo (MultiLing) and two meetings in Rouen (at IRED). As of December 2017, the Aurora project is completed. The participants will continue their collaboration through further data analysis, article writing, conference papers etc.