Languages, Margins, Borders: Representations, Practices, and Policies


Examines the relationships between language and contemporary migration patterns that, directly or indirectly, affect millions of people across the globe, focusing especially on migration flows related to humanitarian challenges. Divided into three key themes, it analyzes the representation of migrants and migration in media and culture; language practices of migrants, including translanguaging and language learning; and policies towards migrants and their languages that pertain to governance in linguistically diverse societies. Interdisciplinary in approach, readings are drawn from linguistic anthropology and sociolinguistics, as well as political sociology and public policy studies.

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Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • SS
Cross-Listed As
  • ICS 125FS
  • SOCIOL 125FS
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring