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Language Contact and Language Change in Turkish families (completed)

Language Contact and Language Change across Three Generations in Turkish Families in Norway and France.

The research teams from France and Norway

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).

Background

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

As one of 14 research projects, Language Contact and Language Change across Three Generations in Turkish Families in Norway and France was granted funding through the Norwegian Research Council and Campus France’s Aurora Program. The Aurora program supports research collaboration between scientists who would like to enhance collaboration between research teams from Norway and France. It is a grant awarded for one year and for short-term stays in Norway and France.

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. 

 

The Aurora research team at their last meeting in Rouen, December 2017.
L-R: Prof. Mehmet-Ali Akinci, Emel Türker-van der Heiden, Prof. Foued Laroussi, Marte Nordanger, Ingvild Nistov. Not present: Yeşim Sevinç, Sebastien Lucas, Cemre Kirec.
The Aurora research team at their last meeting in Rouen, December 2017.
L-R: Prof. Mehmet-Ali Akinci, Emel Türker-van der Heiden, Prof. Foued Laroussi, Marte Nordanger, Ingvild Nistov, Prof. Philippe Lane (Vice President of Foreign Affairs Rouen Normandy University). Not present: Yeşim Sevinç, Sebastien Lucas, Cemre Kirec.

 

 

Published Mar. 14, 2017 10:27 AM - Last modified Oct. 14, 2019 4:49 PM