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The communicative repertoire in times of globalization

  • Our current era of globalization is characterized above all by increased mobility, namely by the increasing mobility of people and the development of new communication technologies, including the mobility of linguistic signs and resources. This process raises new theoretical and methodological questions in linguistics, which results in the development of a new sociolinguistics of globalization (Blommaert 2010) in recent years. One of the most obvious ways to trace this new and dynamic development is to analyze individual language repertoires, especially those of migrants. In this essay, I examine aspects of the communicative repertoire of a refugee who fled to Germany in 2015 to escape the civil war in Syria. I draw on two interviews I conducted with him (in the following I refer to him by the pseudonym „Baran“). The first interview with Baran was recorded in 2016, a few months after his arrival in Germany. The second interview is from 2023, seven years later. In both recordings, German was the dominant language of interaction. I will analyze and show the characteristics of his German at the beginning of his immigration, how he resorts to practices of language mixing between German, Turkish and English (which has recently also been referred to as translanguaging) and how his German has developed over the course of the past seven years.

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Author:Ibrahim CindarkGND
ISSN:2181 -1466
Parent Title (English):Scientific Reports of Bukhara State University
Publisher:Bukhara State University
Place of publication:Bukhara
Document Type:Article
Year of first Publication:2023
Date of Publication (online):2024/01/09
Publishing Institution:Leibniz-Institut für Deutsche Sprache (IDS)
GND Keyword:Deutsch; Englisch; Fremdsprache; Globalisierung; Kommunikation; Migrant; Sprachgebrauch; Sprachgemeinschaft; Syrer; Türkisch
First Page:51
Last Page:56
DDC classes:400 Sprache / 400 Sprache, Linguistik
Open Access?:ja
Leibniz-Classification:Sprache, Linguistik
Linguistics-Classification:Bilingualismus / Mehrsprachigkeit
Program areas:P1: Interaktion
Licence (German):License LogoUrheberrechtlich geschützt