Project

The interactional dynamics of multilingualism and translanguaging in the Belgian asylum procedure

Duration
01 October 2011 → 30 September 2018
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Linguistics
    • Literary studies
    • Theory and methodology of language studies
    • Theory and methodology of linguistics
    • Other languages and literary studies
Keywords
translanguaging multilingualism legal interpreting discursive identity construction
 
Project description

This project investigates the ways in which linguistic diversity, multilingualism and translanguaging are institutionally managed in the Belgian asylum procedure. Drawing on linguistic-ethnographic data, this study (a) analyses language ideological issues related to competing forms of multilingualism, with a particular focus on interpreting practice and LADO applications and (b) explores how the observed interactional dynamics may affect the legal-institutional construction of evidence and identity in asylum cases.