“Language Dynamics and Management of Diversity"

Transversal issues

Workpackage Manager (UNIGE)

This WP aimed at ensuring the embedding of the specific analytical concerns of the three transversal issues in the three terrains.

Research tasks

Task 4.1 (UNIGE): Develop analytical tools for the identification and measurement of the allocative (efficiency) and distributive (democracy and fairness) consequences of various forms of deliberate intervention in language issues through public policies and private-sector strategies.
Task 4.2 (UNIVIE): Investigate the linguistic and communicative changes that affect English as a lingua franca under increasing interaction with other languages in multilingual practices.
Task 4.3 (FUB): Examine language policies, practices and representations in a historical dimension, with a focus on the interrelationship between Latin and upcoming national/vernacular languages, especially in the German -, Dutch- and French speaking areas.