Multilingualism, discourse and communication

Research Lines

Multilingualism and multilingual practices in different social areas from an ethnographic perspective

  • In their relation to social transformations and to new economies.
  • In their imbrication with social and identity processes, such as exclusion, the construction of inequality and subjectivation.

Diaspora speakers

  • Trajectories, status, management of linguistic values and ideologies, speaker models, legitimacy, linguistic surveillance.

Discourse and power

  • The exercise of power in interaction.
  • The discursive construction of social representations.
  • Discourses and problems of our time: racism and sexism; micro-violence, discourses at war.
  • The construction of the neoliberal rationality.
  • Discursive processes: discursive production and circulation; legitimacy.

Intercultural communication and intercultural relations

  • In their relation to colonialism, banal cosmopolitanism and neoliberalism.

Linguistic landscapes: The transformation of space through communicative practices:

  •  Discourses and urban processes: occupation, (de)territorialisation, gentrification, etc. 
  • Migration, political contestation, gender issues etc.