See detailA demolinguistic and sociolinguistic approach to English in Luxembourg
Fehlen, Fernand; Heinz, Andreas

Presentation (2017, June 09)

Luxembourg’s steadily growing economy attracts many migrants from all over the globe. As a result, the country’s trilingualism is being replaced by a more complex multilingualism with a growing importance of English. The paper gives a quick overview of the historic evolution based on sociolinguistic surveys of 1984, 1997 and 2008, followed by an in-depth description of today’s situation based on two language related questions of the Luxembourgish census 2011: Which language do you know the best? Which languages do you speak on a regular basis at home, at school and at work? The census data tell how many people use English in different contexts and who these people are. The focus will be on the language situation at work. A correspondence analysis reveals strong correlations between languages and occupations reflecting a split of the labour market: English dominates in high skilled jobs in the private sector, whereas Portuguese is the main language in low skilled jobs in the private sector, and Luxembourgish is the main language in the public sector. French and German are used more evenly across all occupations and sectors. These results highlight the link between the use of languages and competing social positions.

See detailAspekte der luxemburgischen Syntax
Döhmer, Caroline Elisabeth

Doctoral thesis (2017)

Das Ziel dieser Arbeit ist eine empirische und systematische Beschreibung ausgewählter syntaktischer Phänomene im Luxemburgischen. Im Vordergrund der deskriptiven Analyse stehen vier Themenbereiche: Kasussyntax und -funktionen (Genitiv, Possession, Partitiv), Pronominalsyntax (Syntax und Semantik von Personalpronomen), Verbcluster (2-, 3- und 4-gliedrige Cluster im Nebensatz) sowie die syntaktischen Eigenschaften von Nebensatzeinleitungen (Kongruenz und Verdopplungen). Die Arbeit soll einerseits dazu beitragen, die luxemburgische Sprache in ihren strukturellen Eigenschaften besser verstehen zu können und andererseits die (syntaktische) Erschließung des Kontinentalwestgermanischen weiter voranbringen. Somit liefert diese Dissertation einen wichtigen Beitrag in der derzeit aufblühenden Forschungsrichtung der linguistischen Luxemburgistik und ordnet sich gleichzeitig in die allgemeine westgermanische Syntaxforschung ein.

See detailMuttersprachliche Mehrsprachigkeit: Batty Weber (1860-1940) und die Mischkultur in Luxemburg
Millim, Anne-Marie

in Glesener, Jeanne; Roelens, Nathalie; Sieburg, Heinz (Eds.) Das Paradigma der Interkulturalität: Themen und Positionen in europöischen Literaturwissenschaften (2017)

Ein Großteil der wissenschaftlichen Publikationen der letzten zwanzig Jahre zum Thema Mehrsprachigkeit in Luxemburg stellt Webers Konzept der Mischkultur zu Recht als Pfeiler von nationalen Kulturtheorien und Identitätsmodellen hin. Der vorliegende Beitrag möchte zu einer differenzierteren Betrachtung des Artikels von 1909 im Kontext von Webers Gesamtwerk anregen und anhand der Quelle der Feuilletonserie Abreißkalender (1913-1940) deutlich machen, dass für Weber die Mischkultur keine permanente Identität bedeutete, sondern einen andauernden Prozess des Negoziierens, der Zueigenmachung, der Ablehnung, der Assimilierung und der Emanzipation von interkulturellen Elementen. Weber tritt zwar in diesem Text für die Wertschätzung der luxemburgischen Kultur ein, stellt aber im Laufe seiner journalistischen und literarischen Laufbahn selbst sprachliche Qualitätsstandarde auf, die, durch interkulturellen Vergleich, die Bildung, Kompetenz und Ausdrucksfähigkeit seiner Leser in Frage stellen. Wenn auch Weber seinen Identitätsbegriff nie an klar definierten binären Dichotomien von fremd und eigen festmacht, so fordert er doch wiederholt die einwandfreie Beherrschung mehrerer Standardsprachen, indem er klar zwischen Fehler und korrektem Gebrauch unterscheidet. Während die Mischung von französischen, deutschen und luxemburgischen Kulturelementen für Weber den verallgemeinerten Luxemburger ausmacht, stellt er sprachliche Interferenzen als Fehler dar. Diese Fehlerhaftigkeit ist stark kontextabhängig: im Sprachgebrauch der Bevölkerung stellt Weber Vermischungen von Sprachsystemen oft als Zeichen von Inkompetenz und Anmaßung dar aber im Bereich der Kunst zeugen sie, ihm zufolge, von Kreativität, Individualität und luxemburgischer Eigenart. Besonders in den ersten Jahren seines Feuilletons, ca. 1913 bis 1920, beschäftigt sich Weber mir linguistischen Notionen der Korrektheit, die in den 1930er Jahren stark an Bedeutung verlieren. In diesem Jahrzehnt sind Feuilletons, in denen Weber versucht das Kunstpotential der Luxemburger Literaten genau zu lokalisieren, häufig.

See detailUne écriture transfrontalière. Le cas Gilles Ortlieb
De Toffoli, Ian

in Glesener, Jeanne; Roelens, Nathalie; Sieburg, Heinz (Eds.) Das Paradgima der Interkulturalität. Themen und Positionen in europäischen Literaturwissenschaften (2017)

See detailBatty Weber—Der Abreisskalendermann als Historiker des Alltags
Millim, Anne-Marie

in Millim, Anne-Marie (Ed.) Batty Weber--Werk und Wirkung (2017)

See detailBatty Weber--Werk und Wirkung
Millim, Anne-Marie

Book published by Centre national de littérature (2017)

Erstmals wird das journalistische und literarische Werk eines der bedeutendsten Intellektuellen der ersten Hälfte des 20. jahrhunderts in Luxemburg vorgestellt. Batty Weber, Integrationsfigur und Autorität für zahlreiche zeitgenössische Autoren, hat ein vielfältiges und reiches Erbe hinterlassen. Nunmehr wird ein kritischer Blick auf den 'Abreisskalendermann', den Journalisten und Autor von Erzählungen, Novellen, Roman und Theaterstücken geworfen; es werden überrraschende Aspekte seines Werkes erläutert und Dokumente aus seinem Nachlass abgedruckt.

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See detailUne étude acoustique et comparative sur les voyelles du luxembourgeois
Thill, Tina

Doctoral thesis (2017)

This thesis is part of a descriptive work in acoustic phonetics, with the aim of studying the productions of Luxembourgish vowels in native and non-native speech. Its objective is to conciliate the variation of Luxembourgish, mainly a spoken language, composed of many regional varieties, evolving in a multilingual context, and the learning of Luxembourgish as a foreign language in the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg. As we assume the fact that language acquisition implies knowledge of sound contrast in speech, we investigate the productions of speakers whose mother tongues have different features than Luxembourgish, such as French, to see whether if the contrast are reproduced in non-native speech. Productions of French speakers are compared to those of native speakers from the region around the capital city of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg, whose variety serves as a reference to the teaching of Luxembourgish as a foreign language. The purpose of the study is the following : - to extend the descriptions on the acoustic properties of vowels produced in a regional variety of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg, - to highlight the specific difficulties of productions by French learners of Luxembourgish, - to interpret the results regarding the teaching of Luxembourgish as a foreign language. Fieldwork and the creation of a corpus through recordings of 10 Luxembourg speakers and 10 French speakers are an important part of the empirical work. We obtained a corpus of 12 hours and a half of spoken and spontaneous speech, including native speech and not native of Luxembourgish and also native speech of French. This corpus represents a first corpus containing native and non-native speech of Luxembourgish and enables to conduct different comparative studies. In our thesis, we did comparative analyses of the data in read speech. The methodology we used made it possible to compare data of native and non-native speech and also data of the L1 and L2 of French speakers. The results gave information about native and non-native productions of vowels. They showed that, on the one hand, vowel productions vary among speakers, even if these speak the same regional variety and, on the other hand, French speakers who learn Luxembourgish at B1/B2 level have difficulties producing contrasts in Luxembourgish. This concerns: - the quantity of the long vowels [iː], [eː], [aː], [oː], [uː] and short vowels [i], [e], [ɑ], [ɔ]. [u], - the quality of the long vowel [aː] and the two short vowels [æ] and [ɑ], - the quality of the beginning of the diphthongs [æi], [æu], [ɑi], [ɑu]. These results as well as thorough descriptions of the vowels in native speech, extend knowledge not only of Luxembourgish, but also of the variety which serves as the reference for Luxembourgish as a foreign language. In addition, they open up prospects for studying Luxembourgish by problematizing the introduction of rules for this type of education, despite the absence of language instruction in schools and the evolution of regional varieties in a concentrated geographical area.

See detailHexenwissen. Zum Transfer von Magie- und Zauberei-Imaginationen in interdisziplinärer Perspektive
Sieburg, Heinz; Voltmer, Rita; Weimann, Britta

Book published by Spee (2017)

See detailDer Erste Weltkrieg in der Literatur und Kunst : Eine europäische Perspektive
Glesener, Jeanne; Kohns, Oliver

Book published by Wilhelm Fink (2017)

Der Band "Der Erste Weltkrieg in der Literatur und Kunst" behandelt die Wahrnehmung und Verarbeitung des Kriegs in der europäischen Literatur. Der Band verfolgt zwei grundlegende Prinzipien. Anstelle einer vorgefassten 'Großthese' über den Verlauf des Krieges oder seine Folgen für die europäische Kultur geht es uns um die Kontingenz des historischen Geschehens. Zweitens entwickelt der Band eine komparatistisch geweitete Perspektive auf ganz Europa statt nur auf Deutschland oder nur auf Frankreich. Dabei weitet sich der Blick programmatisch auf die Perspektive auch der 'Kleinmächte' wie Luxemburg, Polen und Estland aus. Als innovativer Ansatzpunkt erlaubt dieser multiperspektivische Blick auf ein gemeinsam erlebtes, jedoch unterschiedlich erfahrenes Ereignis eine differenzierte Sicht auf einige Narrative um den Ersten Weltkrieg,

See detailDer Erste Weltkrieg in der Literatur und Kunst : Eine europäische Perspektive. Zur Einleitung
Glesener, Jeanne; Kohns, Oliver

in Glesener, Jeanne; Kohns, Oliver (Eds.) Der Erste Weltkrieg in der Literatur und Kunst : Eine europäische Perspektive (2017)

See detailDas Paradigma der Interkulturalität. Themen und Positionen in europäischen Literaturwissenschaften
Glesener, Jeanne; Roelens, Nathalie; Sieburg, Heinz

Book published by transcript (2017)

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See detailCastilian Takes Backstage in the Balearic Islands: The Activation of Catalan Standardization Recursions in Facebook
Duane Bernedo, Lucas John

in Journal of Linguistic Anthropology (2017), 27(1), 71-91

This article explores the ideological consequences of recent language policy changes in the Balearic Islands, where Catalan and Castilian are the official languages. It will approach the intersection between minoritized language contexts and ideologies of standardization, focusing on negotiations of linguistic authority and linguistic differentiation at the individual level. In the frame of intense language ideological debates in the archipelago, I examine the interactions between members of two large Facebook communities to show how the ideological frame shifts toward one in which the relationship between Balearic varieties and the Catalan standard becomes central, and in which Castilian is only implicitly addressed.

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See detailLangues de France et Charte européenne des langues régionales ou minoritaires: inventaire critique des arguments anti-ratification
Roger, Geoffrey; De Bres, Julia

in Sociolinguistic Studies = Estudios de Sociolingüística (2017), 11(1), 131-152

The deliberations in France surrounding the potential ratification of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages (January 2014 - October 2015) resulted in a national debate unheard of since 1999, providing new insight into resistance towards promoting these languages in the public space. Despite a recent survey claiming that ‘the ideological barriers on this issue have now almost disappeared’, the virulent arguments opposing ratification finally triumphed in the Senate. Basing ourselves on comments published in the media by a range of opponents to ratification of the Charter, we review here the various ideological strategies used to preserve the linguistic status quo in France and to maintain the supremacy of French.

See detailReprésentation et fonction du règne de Guillaume Ier dans la littérature luxembourgeoise
Glesener, Jeanne

in Conter, Claude D. (Ed.) Fundstücke. Archiv-Forschung-Literatur. Trouvailles. Archives-Recherche-Lettres (2016)

Le règne de Guillaume Ier, Roi des Pays-Bas et grand-duc de Luxembourg de 1815 à 1840, correspond à l’époque qui, selon le « master narrative » national, précède l’indépendance à proprement parler du pays en 1839. La partition du grand-duché du nouveau Royaume de Belgique et le tracement des nouvelles frontières du territoire sont construits comme le moment de la naissance du jeune état indépendant par le discours historiographique du début du XXe siècle. C’est vers la même époque que celui-ci avance la notion de Luxembourg comme la 18e province du Royaume des Pays-Bas pour l’époque de 1815 à 1830, une perception qui découle du fait que Guillaume Ier traitait le grand-duché comme sa possession personnelle et négligeait d’honorer son indépendance, telle qu’elle avait été définie par les puissances internationales au Congrès de Vienne de 1815. Son règne est décrit comme une période d’incertitude politique et de misère matérielle due à l’exploitation fiscale de la population. On reproche aussi au souverain son manque d’égards pour les traditions particulières du pays. Malgré son importance pour le devenir du pays, cet épisode historique ne fait son entrée dans la littérature luxembourgeoise qu’au XXe siècle et ce notamment grâce à la nouvelle Der Verräter (1939) de Nikolaus Hein et au roman Neubrasilien (2010) de Guy Helminger. Fidèles aux conventions génériques de la fiction historique, les deux textes reconstruisent l’époque à travers la mise en scène de protagonistes dont le destin tragique est déterminé par les répercussions de la Révolution belge au Luxembourg (Hein) et par l’émigration à laquelle était poussée une partie de la population appauvrie dans les années 1820 (Helminger). À travers la comparaison des deux textes seront retracées certaines des mesures politiques de Guillaume Ier afin de relever la place qu’occupe son règne dans la mémoire collective du pays. Le thème du sentiment national naissant des Luxembourgeois étant un sujet évoqué par les deux auteurs, on verra comment ils le traitent en relation à la Révolution belge et l’émigration vers le Brésil. Finalement, s’il s’agit bien de fictions historiques, les deux textes demandent néanmoins d’être considérés par rapport à leur moment de rédaction. Ceci nous permettra de montrer l’usage allégorique que font les deux auteurs de cet épisode historique pour commenter les moments de crise politique (Hein) et de transition sociale (Helminger) déterminant leur propre époque.

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See detailCross-border workers and linguistic mobility
De Bres, Julia

Article for general public (2016)

One of Luxembourg’s statistical peculiarities is that almost half of the workforce does not live in the country. Research has shown that Luxembourg residents appreciate the economic benefits that this cross-border phenomenon brings to the country, but when it comes to the linguistic and cultural impact of cross-border workers, they tend to demur. Here, cross-border workers are more likely to be framed as a threat to Luxembourg society, and to the Luxembourgish language in particular . The trope of the arrogant French bakery worker incapable of selling – or at least unwilling to sell – a croissant in Luxembourgish is no doubt familiar to all. But what is the linguistic reality of cross-border workers? What are their attitudes towards multilingualism in Luxembourg, and how do they cope with language diversity at work?

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See detailRegards sur langues au travail
Heinz, Andreas; Fehlen, Fernand

E-print/Working paper (2016)

Le français se trouve en tête des langues parlées au travail par les résidents, suivi du luxembourgeois. C’est la langue la plus parlée dans tous les secteurs économiques du privé, tandis que le luxembourgeois a ses bastions dans le secteur public et parapublic. Le français connaît une forte présence dans pratiquement tous les grands groupes CITP (Classification Internationale Type des Professions). Le luxembourgeois est la langue la plus utilisée dans l'armée et dans l’agriculture, tandis que le portugais est surreprésenté parmi les artisans et les ouvriers non qualifiés. L’anglais est largement utilisé dans les professions qui exigent une éducation formelle élevée, alors que le portugais est surtout utilisé dans les professions nécessitant seulement une éducation formelle faible. Comme l’implantation des différentes branches économiques n’est pas homogène dans le pays, on peut constater une forte variation géographique pour l’utilisation des langues au travail.

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See detailRegards sur l'intégration linguistique
Heinz, Andreas; Fehlen, Fernand

E-print/Working paper (2016)

Les Luxembourgeois nés au Luxembourg se distinguent de manière significative de ceux nés à l'étranger. De même, les proportions des principales langues diffèrent parmi les étrangers, s’ils sont nés au Luxembourg ou s’ils y sont venus au cours de leur vie. Si les deux parents sont nés au Luxembourg, la langue principale est pratiquement toujours le luxembourgeois. Cependant, si un parent est né à l'étranger, le luxembourgeois est la langue principale dans un peu plus de trois quarts des cas. Pratiquement tous les immigrés allemands ont l’allemand ou le luxembourgeois comme langue principale tandis que les Français indiquent pour des périodes d'immigration comparables moins souvent le luxembourgeois comme langue principale. Une forte proportion des immigrés portugais conserve le portugais comme langue principale.

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See detailSignifying the Small Nation: the Role of Tourists in Luxembourgish National Identity, 1913 1940
Millim, Anne-Marie

in Journal of Tourism History (2016), 8(1), 19-46

This article explores the meaning of the tourist presence in the discursive construction of Luxembourg as a nation during the first part of the twentieth century. The Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg, a small territory surrounded by the major European powers France, Belgium and Germany, gained independence in the nineteenth century. The attribution of sovereignty made the invention of the nation imperative and landscape writing became instrumental in developing the ideological rootedness essential to the construction of national identity. Batty Weber (1860-1940), the most prolific contemporary writer, actively sought to shape the image of the independent Luxembourg both on a national and international level, drawing on the tourist industry as a means of acquiring national self-knowledge and self-respect. His assessments and suggestions for improvement regarding the practicalities of the tourist experience are of vital importance as they illustrate the process of creating places for foreign visitors and local residents alike. He further posited the imagined gaze of the tourist as the gaze the locals should adopt and advocated the ‘spatial practices’ (De Certeau) of visitors to be emulated in the enactment of nationhood.

See detailWerden wir uns in SaarLorLux künftig besser verstehen? Ein Beitrag zur Sprachenpolitik in der Großregion
Fehlen, Fernand

Conference given outside the academic context (2016)

See detailEin Sprachentest ersetzt keine Sprachenpolitik
Fehlen, Fernand

Article for general public (2016)

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See detailRepresentations and Projections.
Belling, Luc; De Bres, Julia; Cicotti, Claudio; Dembeck, Till; Di Felice, Paul; Glesener, Jeanne; Kmec, Sonja; Millim, Anne-Marie; Pettiau, Hérold; Prüm, Agnès; Schall, Céline; Varga, Mónika

in Wille, Christian; Reckinger, Rachel; Kmec, Sonja; Hesse, Markus (Eds.) Spaces and Identities in Border Regions. Politics – Media – Subjects. (2016)

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See detail“Mir gesinn eis dono op facebook” – (Self-)Stagings of Luxembourg Teenagers in Social Media as Virtual Identity Constructions.
Belling, Luc

in Wille, Christian; Reckinger, Rachel; Kmec, Sonja; Hesse, Markus (Eds.) Spaces and Identities in Border Regions. Politics – Media – Subjects. (2016)

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See detailMultilingual advertising and regionalization in Luxembourg
De Bres, Julia

in Wille, Christian; Reckinger, Rachel; Kmec, Sonja; Hesse, Markus (Eds.) Spaces and Identities in Border Regions. Politics - Media - Subjects (2016)

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See detailLuxemburger Familiennamenbuch
Gilles, Peter; Kollmann, Cristian; Muller, Claire; Flores, Amaru; Weimann, Britta

Book published by De Gruyter (2016)

Erstmals werden in dieser Publikation die Familiennamen des heutigen Luxemburgs aus sprachhistorischer Perspektive analysiert und systematisiert. Die 2500 häufigsten Familiennamen werden basierend auf synchronen und diachronen Quellen sorgfältig hinsichtlich Namentyp, Etymologie, sprachhistorischer Entwicklung und geographischer Verbreitung untersucht. Die Beschreibung der Verbreitung ist nicht auf Luxemburg eingeschränkt, sondern berücksichtigt auch die Grenzregionen mit Deutschland, Frankreich, Belgien und den Niederlanden, um historische Gemeinsamkeiten und Migrationen im Raum zwischen Maas und Rhein herauszustellen. Berücksichtigung findet folglich auch der Sprachkontakt zwischen Germania und Romania. Durch ein Verweissystem werden strukturell zusammengehörige Namen (etwa Varianten, Zusammensetzungen oder Ableitungen) miteinander verbunden, sodass die Charakteristiken der Luxemburger Familiennamenlandschaft deutlich wird. Eine ausführliche Einleitung sowie mehrere Anhänge runden dieses Nachschlagewerk ab.

See detailTranscultural Encounters: De- and Re-humanisation of the Worker in Multinational “Luxembourgish” Poetry, 1900-1940
Millim, Anne-Marie

in Glesener, Jeanne, E. (Ed.) Lëtzebuerger Literaturen am Verglach (2016)

See detailSprachkontaktphänomene in der Wortbildung des Luxemburgischen
Weimann, Britta

in Akten des XIII. Internationalen Germanistenkongresses Shanghai 2015. Germanistik zwischen Tradition und Innovation (2016)

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See detailFormenbestand und strukturelle Asymmetrien der Personalpronomen im Luxemburgischen
Döhmer, Caroline

in Zeitschrift fuer Dialektologie und Linguistik. Beihefte (2016)

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See detailLinguistic Identifications in the Luxembourg-German Border Region
Sieburg, Heinz; Weimann, Britta

in Wille, Christian; Reckinger, Rachel; Kmec, Sonja; Hesse, Markus (Eds.) Spaces and Identities in Border Regions. Politics – Media – Subjects (2016)

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See detailDie Erforschung der Luxemburger Wortbildung als Aufgabe. Eine Projektvorstellung
Sieburg, Heinz; Weimann, Britta

in Linguistik Online (2016)

See detailClaude Simon et le latin: état des recherches
De Toffoli, Ian

in Zemmour, David; Gleize, Joelle (Eds.) Relire l'Acacia (2016)

See detailGerman at secondary schools in Luxembourg: a first, second or foreign language?
Wagner, Mélanie

in Muhr, Rudolf (Ed.) Pluricentric Languages and non-dominant Varieties worldwide (2016)

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See detailEnglisch in Luxemburg. Eine Herausforderung für die traditionelle Dreisprachigkeit
Fehlen, Fernand

in Forum für Politik, Gesellschaft und Kultur in Luxemburg (2016), 362

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See detailDie Luxemburger Mehrsprachigkeit - Ergebnisse einer Volkszählung
Fehlen, Fernand; Heinz, Andreas

Book published by transcript (2016)

Mit seinen drei Verwaltungssprachen und seiner kosmopolitischen Bevölkerung ist Luxemburg ein gern benutztes Fallbeispiel für soziolinguistische und sprachenpolitische Studien. Viele Fragen sind dabei jedoch bislang offen geblieben. Vor dem Hintergrund einer Volkszählung gelingt es diesem Band, viele Leerstellen zu füllen: Wer spricht welche Sprachen zu Hause, in der Schule und am Arbeitsplatz? Wie groß sind die jeweiligen Sprachgemeinschaften und welche Sprachen dominieren in welchen Berufen und in welchen Regionen? Wie hoch ist der Anteil der Migrantinnen und Migranten, die Luxemburgisch sprechen?

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See detailLe multilinguisme dans le feuilleton de Batty Weber, 1913–1920
Millim, Anne-Marie

in Gerflint: SYNERGIES PAYS GERMANOPHONES (2015), 8

Résumé : cette contribution relativise l’éloge du multilinguisme, de l’interculturalité et de la « Mischkultur » souvent attribués à l’écrivain, feuilletoniste et éditeur luxembourgeois Batty Weber (1860–1940). Cette analyse des premières années (1913–1920) de son feuilleton Abreisskalender (1913–1940) montre la complexité, les difficultés, autant que les avantages, intellectuels et identitaires, de la condition multilingue, perçus, vécus et transmis par Weber dans le contexte des idées et idéologies courantes de l’époque. Bien qu’il préconise la tolérance envers les problèmes de prononciation et de style des locuteurs plurilingues, il a tendance à exiger une perfection d’expression de monolingue.

See detailLa présence du latin et de la culture antique dans l'oeuvre de Claude Simon, Pascal Quignard et Jean Sorrente
De Toffoli, Ian

Book published by Honoré Champion (2015)

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See detailMediale und sprachliche Möglichkeitsräume in digitaler Schriftlichkeit - Eine Studie zu Facebook-Pinnwänden in Luxemburg
Belling, Luc

Doctoral thesis (2015)

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See detailLes langues dans les offres d'emploi au Luxembourg (1984-2014)
Pigeron-Piroth, Isabelle; Fehlen, Fernand

Report (2015)

Cette étude propose une analyse des demandes linguistiques dans les offres d’emploi au Luxembourg dans deux médias différents : 1) À partir d’un échantillon d’offres du Luxemburger Wort portant sur la période 1984-2014, elle décrit l’évolution des compétences linguistiques exigées ou souhaitées sur le marché du travail du Luxembourg. 2) Pour tenir compte de l’importance croissante des recrutements en ligne, une deuxième étude porte sur un corpus d’offres publiées sur le site Internet Jobs.lu. La prise en compte de ces deux sources permet de montrer une segmentation linguistique entre les différentes branches d’activité et une augmentation des demandes langagières explicites au fil des 30 dernières années.

See detailDie Familiennamen im historischen luxemburgischen Raum. Eine quantitative und qualitative Analyse der onymischen Grenzen und Raumstrukturen
Flores, Amaru

Doctoral thesis (2015)

See detailSprachkontaktinduzierte Variation im luxemburgischen Konsonantismus
Conrad, François

Doctoral thesis (2015)

The young Luxembourgish language shows a strong contact with neighbouring French and German. The analysis of variation patterns in words that can be described as “phonological doublets” – words with a variable pronunciation, either in a ‘French’ or ‘German’ way – revealed that the influence of French on the (linguistic) structure of Luxembourgish is decreasing, while nativization processes and the raising influence of German increases the similarities between Luxembourgish and German at the phonetic-phonological level. As the comparison of three generations shows, this change happened over some 60 years only, with the elder generation using more variants close to the French pronunciation (e.g. [s]ymbol, Organisa[sj]oun), whereas the younger generation uses more variants close to the German pronunciation (e.g. [z]ymbol, Organisa[tsj]oun). The data gathered in a three-step experiment (translation from French and German into Luxembourgish, reading task, self-evaluation task) further revealed the flexibility of the Luxembourgish phonological system, strongly influenced by and converging to the French/German pronunciation in the translation task. Finally, the competences of the speakers in the neighbouring languages play another key role in explaining the choice of the variants, whereas the self-evaluation task showed that the variation is in many cases not conscious to the speakers. The study of language contact involving three (not only two, as in many other studies) languages gives new insights in the ways of which one language can influence another one, while the chosen quantitative/statistical framework (variable rule program following William Labov) revealed itself very constructive in the analysis of variation patterns in Luxembourgish. In a broader linguistic view, the results show the plenitude of new linguistic insights that can be found through the study of Luxembourgish, a language which can only be fully understood by consideration of the neighbouring languages as well.

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See detailLanguage profiles and practices of cross-border workers in Luxembourg
Franziskus, Anne; De Bres, Julia

E-print/Working paper (2015)

This paper summarises the findings of a questionnaire study investigating the language pro-files and practices of cross-border workers in Luxembourg. The study was undertaken in 2009 and includes 128 cross-border workers from 35 workplaces from different sectors, including the health sector, higher education and research, the manufacturing industry and the service sector. The study suggests that all the participants have a multilingual profile and have learnt at least one language in addition to their first one in the course of their life. A second result is that French is used in all the workplaces under investigation. But, at the same time, the major-ity of the cross-border worker participants have a multilingual professional life, most of them using more than one language at work on an everyday basis. This multilingualism comes in the form of a wide range of multilingual practices, including language accommodation, use of a lingua franca, code-switching and receptive multilingualism. Furthermore, two thirds of the participants report having learnt Luxembourgish either formally or informally, and half of those who have not learnt it, would like to do so in the future.

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See detailFree Your Stuff Luxembourg! Language policies, practices and ideologies in a multilingual Facebook group
De Bres, Julia; Belling, Luc

in Language Policy (2015), 14(4), 357-375

This article considers the dynamic relationship between language policies, practices and ideologies in a multilingual Facebook group in Luxembourg. The group under focus, ‘Free Your Stuff Luxembourg’, was created to facilitate the costfree exchange of consumer goods between members located in Luxembourg. The article traces the development of a language policy for a group that facilitates communication between people of diverse nationalities in an officially trilingual country, where French, German and Luxembourgish operate as administrative languages and English plays an increasingly important role. Part one analyses the development of the group’s official language policy by group administrators, showing progression from an implicitly English language policy to an explicitly multilingual policy, incorporating a strong place for Luxembourgish. Part two considers how the language practices of group members relate to this official language policy, using a quantitative analysis of the language(s) of group posts across three periods from February 2011 to April 2012. This analysis shows a shift from predominantly English language practices to a balance between English and Luxembourgish, and finally a dominance of Luxembourgish. Part three investigates a further influence on language policy development, the language ideologies of group administrators and members, as expressed in language ideological debates within the group. The results provide several insights in relation to language policies in the new media, addressing the role of new agents of language policy (group administrators) in regulating language use in this context, the processes by which individuals police each other’s language use online, and the extent to which language practices in online environments can be managed, if at all, through language policy activity.

See detailRezension: Claude D. Conter / Oliver Jahraus/ Christian Kirchmeier (Hg.), Der Erste Weltkrieg als Katastrophe. Deutungsmuster im literarischen Diskurs
Millim, Anne-Marie

in Hemecht : Zeitschrift für Luxemburger Geschichte = Revue d'Histoire Luxembourgeoise (2015), 67(4), 506-509

See detailMusik: Teil des kulturellen Gedächtnisses Luxemburgs; Rezension: Komponistinnen in Luxemburg : Helen Buchholtz (1877-1953) und Lou Koster (1889-1973) / herausgegeben von Danielle Roster und Melanie Unseld
Millim, Anne-Marie

in Forum für Politik, Gesellschaft und Kultur in Luxemburg (2015), 350

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See detailIDaSTo – Ein Tool zum Taggen und Suchen in historischen Paralleltexten
Beyer, Rahel

in Fisseni, Bernhard; Schröder, Bernhard; Zesch, Torsten (Eds.) GSCL 2015 International Conference of the German Society for Computational Linguistics and Language Technology. Proceedings of the Conference (2015)

An integrated data base, search and tagging tool (IDaSTo) is presented, that supports variable analysis, the analysis of parallel texts and diachronic studies in particular. Relevant categories or variables respectively can individually be defined, tags can be allocated to every token of the text and in different ways and their frequencies are documented in a linked table.

See detailAbstrakta im Luxemburgischen und angrenzenden Moselfränkischen
Weimann, Britta

Scientific Conference (2015)

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See detailIntercultural work environments in Luxembourg. Multilingualism and cultural diversity among cross-border workers at the workplace
Wille, Christian; De Bres, Julia; Franziskus, Anne

E-print/Working paper (2015)

The trilingual country of Luxembourg accounts for the highest percentage of cross-border workers in the European Union. These workers commute daily from France, Belgium and Germany to Luxembourg. Their presence in the national labour market results in increasing linguistic and cultural diversity at Luxembourgish workplaces. Drawing upon interview and interactional data, the present contribution is the first to investigate how cross-border workers in Luxembourg perceive and deal with multilingualism and interculturality, and presents a range of related linguistic and intercultural practices.

See detailStaging an alternative standard for Balearic vernaculars in Facebook
Duane Bernedo, Lucas John

Scientific Conference (2015)

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See detailDéfis et enjeux de la résidence d'auteur jeunes publics: Struwwelpippi dans le contexte luxembourgeois
Glesener, Jeanne

in Bisenius-Penin, Carole (Ed.) Résidence d'auteurs, création littéraire et médiations culturelles (1). À la recherche d'une cartographie (2015)

See detailDu Gibraltar du Nord à Laksembörg-Sitti
Glesener, Jeanne

in Vercruysse, Thomas (Ed.) Luxembourg - Ville créative (2015)

See detailNarrative literature (historical) : Luxembourg
Glesener, Jeanne

in Leerssen, Joep (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Romantic Nationalism in Europe (2015)

See detailNarrative literature (other): Luxembourg
Glesener, Jeanne

in Leerssen, Joep (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Romantic Nationalism in Europe (2015)

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See detailThe Periodical as a Strategy of Recognition for Small Literatures
Glesener, Jeanne

in Interlitteraria (2015), 1/2015

This article addresses the topic of the visibility of small literatures in a world literature context. A brief outline of the discourse on smallness allows us to see how this topic has been assessed and handled by small literatures. In a second step, the paper investigates the initiatives taken to promote the circulation of the literary production of small literatures. The focus is on the role of the multilingual periodical with a transnational outlook. The main example, taken from the Luxembourg context, concerns the interculturally conceived bilingual periodical Floréal, published from 1907 to 1908. The article will argue that, despite its ephemeral existence, this periodical counts as one of the earliest attempts to promote Luxembourg literatures in French and German in a world literature context.

See detailLe prisme mythologique dans les romans de Claude Simon
De Toffoli, Ian

in Losada, José-Manuel (Ed.) Myths in Cri (2015)

See detailTemps perdus. La fragmentation temporelle dans lëtzebuerger léiwen (2013)
De Toffoli, Ian

in Singh, Sikander (Ed.) Übergänge, Brüche, Annäherungen Beiträge zur Geschichte der Literatur im Saarland, in Lothringen, im Elsass, in Luxemburg und Belgien (2015)

See detailSe désemprisoner. Compte rendu du catalogue "Prendre de large" (Corina Ciocârlie & Centre national de littérature)
De Toffoli, Ian

Article for general public (2015)

See detailGerman at secondary schools in Luxembourg: the implementation of macro-level language policies on the micro level of the Luxembourgish German language classroom
Wagner, Mélanie

in Davies, Wini; Ziegler, Evelyn (Eds.) Micro and macro language planning (2015)

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See detailDamnation et salut babélique dans le théâtre luxembourgeois
De Toffoli, Ian

in Gerflint. Synergien. Pays Germanophones. Multilinguisme: enseignement, littératures et cultures au Luxembourg (2015)

La situation sociolinguistique du Grand-Duché du Luxembourg n’est pas sans laisser de trace dans son champ littéraire. Trois langues y sont utilisées quotidiennement et simultanément. L’écrivain luxembourgeois a le choix d’écrire dans l’une des trois langues, de les alterner ou de les mélanger à l’intérieur d’un même texte. Nous analyserons, dans cette brève étude, trois pièces de théâtre luxembourgeoises qui brassent les langues et déterminerons la fonction de cette polyglossie caractéristique du Luxembourg : de la mise en évidence de l’étrangéité d’un personnage, jusqu’à la mise en question d’une entente harmonieuse de différentes nations européennes dans une bousculade culturelle babélique.

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See detailDer ungeplante Ausbau des Luxemburgischen im Spannungsfeld von Germania und Romania
Fehlen, Fernand

in Quo Vadis, Romania? (2015), (45), 65-80

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See detailLanguage policies on social network sites
De Bres, Julia

in Language Policy (2015)

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De Bres, Julia

in Language Policy (2015), 14(4), 309-314

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See detailThe hierarchy of minority languages in New Zealand
De Bres, Julia

in Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development (2015)

This article makes a case for the existence of a minority language hierarchy in New Zealand. Based on an analysis of language ideologies expressed in recent policy documents and interviews with policymakers and representatives of minority language communities, it presents the arguments forwarded in support of the promotion of different types of minority languages in New Zealand, as well as the reactions of representatives of other minority language communities to these arguments. The research suggests that the arguments in favour of minority language promotion are most widely accepted for the Māori language, followed by New Zealand Sign Language, then Pacific languages, and finally community languages. While representatives of groups at the lower levels of the hierarchy often accept arguments advanced in relation to languages nearer the top, this is not the case in the other direction. Recognition of connections between the language communities is scarce, with the group representatives tending to present themselves as operating in isolation from one another, rather than working towards common interests.

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See detailMultilingualism in advertising and a shifting balance of languages in Luxembourg
De Bres, Julia

E-print/Working paper (2015)

Much research on multilingualism in advertising has been undertaken in comparatively mono-lingual settings. Whereas such research may provide insights into the connotations of lan-guages used in advertising, research in more multilingual contexts can also provide different kinds of insights regarding the relative status of languages in a multilingual environment. This article focuses on multilingualism in written advertising in the highly multilingual setting of Luxembourg, where the language situation is currently undergoing significant change due to patterns of globalisation and migration. Analysis of a mixed corpus of advertisements, includ-ing 1,038 advertisements in the free daily newspaper l’Essentiel from 2009 to 2011, as well as selected further advertisements from elsewhere within Luxembourg’s linguistic landscape, reflects a move within Luxembourg in general from a longstanding trilingualism in French, German and Luxembourgish to different kinds of multilingualism, incorporating both the presence of new languages and changes in the relative roles of French, German and Luxem-bourgish. Particularly significant is the presence of Luxembourgish as a written language of advertising, whereas it traditionally functioned mainly as a spoken language in Luxembourg. The article presents the results of a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the advertisements and discusses how multilingualism in written advertising provides a pertinent window on changing forms of multilingualism in Luxembourg.

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See detailEvaluative morphology in Luxembourgish
Gilles, Peter

in Grandi, Nicola; Kortvelyessy, Livia (Eds.) Edinburgh Handbook of Evaluative Morphology (2015)

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See detailFrom status to corpus: Codification and implementation of spelling norms in Luxembourgish
Gilles, Peter

in Davies, Wini; Ziegler, Evelyn (Eds.) Macro and micro language planning (2015)

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See detailVariation der Intonation im luxemburgisch-moselfränkischen Grenzgebiet
Gilles, Peter

in Elmentaler, Michael; Hundt, Markus; Schmidt, Jürgen-Erich (Eds.) Deutsche Dialekte. Konzepte, Probleme, Handlungsfelder (2015)

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See detailClosure durations in stops and grammatical encoding: On definite articles in Luxembourgish
Gilles, Peter; Trouvain, Jürgen

in The Scottish Consortium for ICPhS 2015 (Ed.) Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Glasgow, UK: the University of Glasgow (2015)

This paper examines the phonetic substance of the cliticised definite article in Luxembourgish, which generally renders as an alveolar lenis stop conso-nant, and how it relates to similar lexical alveolar stops and homorganic consonant clusters. It turns out that closure duration is the decisive acoustic feature: Compared with lexical stops, the clitic alve-olar stop is realised with longer closure duration, which leads to a three-way distinction of alveolar stops.

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See detailL’imposition du français comme langue seconde du Luxembourg. La loi scolaire de 1843 et ses suites
Fehlen, Fernand

in Synergies Pays Germanophones (2015), (8), 23-35

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Fehlen, Fernand

in Lorig, Wolfgang; Regolot, Sascha; Henn, Stefan (Eds.) Die Großregion SaarLorLux (2015)

See detailUntersuchungen zur Struktur und Funktion regionalspezifischer Intonationsverläufe im Deutsche. Rückblick auf ein Forschungsprojekt
Peters, Jörg; Auer, Peter; Gilles, Peter; Selting, Margret

in Kehrein, Roland; Lameli, Alfred; Rabanus, Stefan (Eds.) Regionale Variation des Deutschen. Projekte und Perspektiven (2015)

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See detailNationalsprache und nationale Identität. Die Debatten im Vorfeld des Sprachengesetzes (1974-1984)
Fehlen, Fernand

Scientific Conference (2014, November 29)

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See detailCelestial Landscapes: the Supranational Imagination in Luxembourg’s Pre-World War I Press
Millim, Anne-Marie

in National Identities (2014), 16(3), 197-208

This study examines the metaphorical means through which political independence was translated into national identity in Luxembourgish literature between 1900 and 1940. It shows how industrialisation provided an aesthetic canvas for literary modernism and how the writer and journalist Batty Weber and his contemporaries sought to modernise a dominant ideological attachment to the soil by instituting the sky as the embodiment of ideational change. While, for them, the smoky industrial skies symbolised democratic interactions between societies, celestial landscapes also met other ideological purposes in the contemporary Luxembourgish literary imagination, serving as a useful metaphor for spatial and intellectual development.

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See detailRepräsentationen und Projektionen.
Belling, Luc; De Bres, Julia; Cicotti, Claudio; Dembeck, Till; Di Felice, Paul; Glesener, Jeanne; Kmec, Sonja; Millim, Anne-Marie; Pettiau, Hérold; Prüm, Agnès; Schall, Céline; Varga, Mónika

in Wille, Christian; Reckinger, Rachel; Kmec, Sonja; Hesse, Markus (Eds.) Räume und Identitäten in Grenzregionen. Politiken – Medien – Subjekte. (2014)

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See detail»Mir gesinn eis dono op facebook« – Mediale (Selbst-)Inszenierungen luxemburgischer Jugendlicher als virtuelle Identitätskonstruktionen
Belling, Luc

in Wille, Christian; Reckinger, Rachel; Kmec, Sonja; Hesse, Markus (Eds.) Räume und Identitäten in Grenzregionen Politiken – Medien – Subjekte (2014)

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See detailSchooling the gaze: Industry and nation-building in Luxembourgish landscape-writing, 1900 1940
Millim, Anne-Marie

in Journal of European Studies (2014), 44(2), 151-169

This paper investigates the role of industry in the invention of a national landscape in Luxembourg between 1900 and 1940. Luxembourg is a significant case study when it comes to the construction of national identity, because it gained its independence (1890) not through revolution but was attributed the status of nationhood by the decision of the major European political powers. The period under investigation is also characterised by immense industrial expansion: in the course of a few decades, Luxembourg moved from a rural subordinate state to a major economic power. Focusing on landscape-writings addressed to a native audience, this paper examines the nexus of the economy, the arts and politics, arguing that writers integrated representations of industrial processes into the discourse of national identity in order to assert Luxembourg’s competence and ‘right to life’.

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See detailMehrsprachige Werbung und Regionalisierung in Luxemburg
De Bres, Julia

in Wille, Christian; Reckinger, Rachel; Kmec, Sonja; Hesse, Markus (Eds.) Räume und Identitäten in Grenzregionen. Politiken – Medien – Subjekt (2014)

See detailZum Konzept der 'étrange langue' von Jean Portante. Überlegungen zur sprachinternen Mehrsprachigkeit
Glesener, Jeanne

in Dembeck, Till; Mein, Georg (Eds.) Philologie und Mehrsprachigkeit (2014)

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See detailDigital superdiversity in Luxembourg: The role of Luxembourgish in a multilingual Facebook group
Belling, Luc; De Bres, Julia

in Discourse, Context & Media (2014), 4-5(2014), 74-86

The concept of superdiversity (Vertovec 2007) is useful for describing the linguistic and demographic situation of Luxembourg. Luxembourg has a historically trilingual language situation incorporating Luxembourgish, French and German. In addition to this, the growth of the financial sector has increased the presence of English as a lingua franca. In addition to changing migration patterns, new online phenomena also influence language and communication practices in Luxembourg. This paper analyses digital communication practices related to superdiversity in a Facebook group associated with Luxembourg. Although the main purpose of this group is to facilitate the gifting of consumer goods, it has the side-effect of promoting intercultural and multilingual contact among diverse residents of Luxembourg. The paper focuses on how communication is organised between the diverse members of the group, based on a quantitative and qualitative analysis of language practices over the first eighteen months of the group's existence. The analysis illustrates how language became an issue with the growth of the group, shows how members' language practices changed over time, and highlights the role of the group administrators, who intervened to regulate incidents within the group and facilitate group communication. The paper also considers how technical features of this particular digital environment impact on communication practices within the group. The results of the analysis show that language practices of group members tend inexorably towards homogenisation rather than diversification, putting into question the relationship between a superdiverse context and superdiverse communicative practices.

See detailPrivate literacy – then and now. A diachronic analysis of changing practices of written Luxembourgish
Belling, Luc; Wagner, Mélanie

Scientific Conference (2014)

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See detailMultilingual practices of university students and changing forms of multilingualism in Luxembourg
De Bres, Julia; Franziskus, Anne

in International Journal of Multilingualism (2014), 11(1), 62-75

With its own national language, Luxembourgish, and three languages of administration, French, German and Luxembourgish, Luxembourg has long been a very multilingual country. The nature of this multilingualism is now changing, due to the rising proportion of migrants in the country, who now make up 43% of the resident population. The changing demographic profile of Luxembourg is reflected in a diversification of language practices within this already highly multilingual context. This article focuses on one group of people who exemplify these changes, 24 students of diverse national and language backgrounds at the University of Luxembourg. Using data from a language diaries exercise conducted as part of an introductory course on multilingualism, we examine the reported multilingual practices of the students and consider what these language practices reveal about traditional and newer forms of multilingualism in Luxembourg.

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See detailSprachstandardisierung unter Mehrsprachigkeitsbedingungen: Das Deutsche in Luxemburg im 19. Jahrhundert
Beyer, Rahel; Gilles, Peter; Moliner, Olivier; Ziegler, Evelyn

in Jahrbuch für germanistische Sprachgeschichte (2014)

Der Beitrag behandelt Aspekte der Standardisierung des Deutschen in Luxemburg während des ‚langen’19. Jahrhunderts. Luxemburg ist durch eine weit zurück reichende Mehrsprachigkeit gekennzeichnet und bildet so ein willkommenes Beispiel, um Sprachstandardisierung unter Mehrsprachigkeits-bedingungen zu untersuchen. Sprachstandardisierung, verstanden als Selekti-on, Kodifikation, Implementierung und Ausbau von Normen (Haugen 1966), wurde bisher weitgehend unter nationalsprachlichen oder komparativen Ge-sichtspunkten (vgl. Vandenbussche 2007) betrachtet. Hingegen wurden As-pekte der Mehrsprachigkeit und des Sprachkontakts sowohl in der empiri-schen Beschreibung wie auch in der Theoriebildung kaum berücksichtigt. Um diese Forschungslücke zu füllen, werden diese Faktoren im hier vorgestellten Ansatz zentralgesetzt.

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See detailDie luxemburgischen Familiennamen entlang der historischen Grenze zu Deutschland – Projektskizze und vorläufige Ergebnisse
Flores, Amaru

in Gilles, Peter; Kollmann, Cristian; Muller, Claire (Eds.) Familiennamen zwischen Maas und Rhein (2014)

This article examines the differences and similarities of the family names in the historical and recent Luxembourgish/German border region. Special attention is paid to the role of the historical border before 1815. The motifs of the most prototypic (i.e. most frequent) family names – based on telephone registers – are investigated. An additional focus is put on occupational names and names of origin. The results can be described in three ways: 1) Some features show a distribution across geographical and linguistic borders. 2) Others seem to follow the historical borders of Luxembourg. 3) The distribution of a last group equals the recent Luxembourgish border. The latter is not easy to explain as the nowadays Luxembourg can’t be described as a historical core area. Thus its borders shouldn’t have influenced the emergence of the family names.

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See detailZur Grammatik der Familiennamen im Luxemburgischen. Kombinationen mit Rufnamen, Bildung des Plurals und Movierung der Familiennamen
Flores, Amaru

in Debus, Friedhelm; Heuser, Rita; Nübling, Damaris (Eds.) Linguistik der Familiennamen (2014)

See detailSprachliche Identifizierungen im luxemburgisch-deutschen Grenzraum
Weimann, Britta

Scientific Conference (2014)

See detailThe Separateness of Luxembourgish Literatures Revisited. Prolegomenon to a History of Literature in Luxembourg
Glesener, Jeanne

in Conter, Claude (Ed.) Fundstücke. Archiv-Forschung-Literatur. Trouvailles. Archives-Recherche-Lettres (2014)

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See detailSprachliche Identifizierungen im luxemburgisch-deutschen Grenzraum
Sieburg, Heinz; Weimann, Britta

in Wille, Christian; Reckinger, Rachel; Kmec, Sonja; Hesse, Markus (Eds.) Räume und Identitäten in Grenzregionen. Politiken – Medien – Subjekte (2014)

See detailDes chiffres et des lettres. Quelques réflexions sur la publication littéraire luxembourgeoise des années 2011 et 2012.
De Toffoli, Ian

in Conter, Claude D. (Ed.) Fundstücke. Archiv - Forschung - Literatur (2014)

See detailDiscours de la remise du Prix arts et lettres 2014 de l'Institut grand-ducal du Luxembourg à l'écrivain Nora Wagener
De Toffoli, Ian

Speeches/Talks (2014)

See detailDépressions et fantasmagories urbaines. Représentations mythologiques et topographiques dans les premiers romans de Jean Sorrente
De Toffoli, Ian

in Freyermuth, Sylvie; Bonnot, Jean-François (Eds.) Malaise dans la ville (2014)

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See detailPolitiker am Social Web - wéi Facebook a Co. d'Lëtzebuerger Politik veränneren
Belling, Luc

in Forum für Politik, Gesellschaft und Kultur in Luxemburg (2014), 337

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See detail„Things Lëtzebuerger don’t say“. Charakteristiken a Risike vu Facebook-Gruppen iwwer Lëtzebuerg"
Belling, Luc

in Forum für Politik, Gesellschaft und Kultur in Luxemburg (2014), 336

See detailHeteroglossisches Repertoire luxemburgischer Jugendlicher- Eine Fallstudie zu multilingualen Pinnwandsequenzen
Belling, Luc

Scientific Conference (2014)

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See detailDeutsch im gymnasialen Unterricht: Deutschland, Luxemburg und die deutschsprachige Schweiz im Vergleich.
Davies, Wini; Wagner, Mélanie; Wyss, Eva

in Sprachreport (2014)

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See detailCompeting language ideologies about societal multilingualism among cross-border workers in Luxembourg
De Bres, Julia

in International Journal of the Sociology of Language (2014), 227

Due to the weakening of state borders within the European Union and the favorable economic situation of Luxembourg, there has been a steep rise in migration across Luxembourg’s borders. Of special prominence are cross-border workers, who live in the surrounding border regions of France, Belgium and Germany and now make up 44 percent of the workforce. This increasing presence of ‘foreigners’ is prompting substantial change to Luxembourg’s traditionally triglossic language situation, where Luxembourgish, French and German have coexisted in public use. In this situation, competing language ideologies are likely to emerge, reflecting the interests of different groups. Horner and Weber (2008) discuss the presence of two opposing language ideologies among the autochthonous population: the trilingual language ideology (trilingualism as the ‘language’ of Luxembourg); and the nationalist language ideology (Luxembourgish as the only true language of Luxembourg), which latter they claim has increased in reaction to the rise in cross-border workers. Little research has been done on the language ideologies of cross-border workers themselves, however. Encountering Luxembourg’s multilingualism, cross-border workers may adopt one of the ideologies above, or one of two further competing ideologies: that of societal multilingualism as a problem or as an opportunity. Through analysis of metalinguistic discourse in interviews with thirty cross-border workers in Luxembourg, this article examines how participants approach societal multilingualism in Luxembourg and how cross-border workers might contribute to competing perspectives on the place of languages in Luxembourg.

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See detailPhonological domains in Luxembourgish and their relevance for the phonological system
Gilles, Peter

in Caro Reina, Javier; Szczepaniak, Renata (Eds.) Syllable and Word Languages (2014)

Situated in the recent discussion on syllable languages and word languages, the relevance and impact of phonological domains for the phonology of Luxembourgish will be discussed. Analyzing various aspects of the phonological organization of Luxembourgish, this paper addresses the question of whether there is one main prosodic domain, i.e. either the phonological word or the syllable, that shapes the overall phonological structure of the language. The features presented here concern the distribution of schwa, syllable complexity, the behavior of unstressed syllables, the role of the trochaic foot and the impact of language contact with French. It turns out that Luxembourgish cannot be classified entirely as a syllable language or a word language. Instead, features originating from both types seem to be mixed in an intricate way. Furthermore, frequent sandhi phenomena like the n-rule and voicing assimilation show that both phonological domains are indeed necessary to describe the structures appropriately.

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See detailGrundstrukturen der luxemburgischen Familiennamenlandschaft
Gilles, Peter

in Gilles, Peter; Kollmann, Cristian; Muller, Claire (Eds.) Familiennamen zwischen Maas und Rhein (2014)

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See detailZur Prosodie von Bahnhofansagen
Gilles, Peter

in Bergmann, Pia; Birkner, Karin; Gilles, Peter; Streck, Tobias; Spiekermann, Helmut (Eds.) Sprache im Gebrauch: räumlich, zeitlich, interaktional. Festschrift für Peter Auer (2014)

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See detailFamiliennamen zwischen Maas und Rhein
Gilles, Peter; Kollmann, Cristian; Muller, Claire

Book published by Peter Lang (2014)

Die Familiennamen im Gebiet zwischen den Flüssen Maas und Rhein stellen infolge der komplexen politisch-historischen Grenzziehungen und durch ihre Lage in der Kontaktzone zwischen Germania und Romania eine besonders vielfältige Quelle für die Namenforschung dar. Der Band umfasst komparative und systematische Beiträge zu den Familiennamenlandschaften in den Grenzregionen von Luxemburg, Belgien, Deutschland und Frankreich, die aus sprachhistorischen, kontaktlinguistischen und kartographischen Perspektiven beleuchtet werden. Diese Artikelsammlung richtet sich damit sowohl an Sprachhistoriker wie auch an Kulturhistoriker.

See detailSprache im Gebrauch: räumlich, zeitlich, interaktional. Festschrift für Peter Auer
Bergmann, Pia; Birkner, Karin; Gilles, Peter; Streck, Tobias; Spiekermann, Helmut

Book published by Winter (2014)

Zu seinem 60. Geburtstag widmen seine Schülerinnen und Schüler Peter Auer eine Festschrift. Die Beiträge des Sammelbandes bilden deren Forschungsschwerpunkte ab. Diese knüpfen naturgemäß an die Arbeiten des Lehrers an und spiegeln so die Vielfältigkeit Peter Auers eigener Forschungsinteressen: Die Themen der Beiträge reichen von Variationslinguistik und Mehrsprachigkeit über Interaktionsforschung, Multimodalität, Mündlichkeit & Schriftlichkeit bis hin zu Fragen der Syntax gesprochener und geschriebener Sprache.

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See detailEnde der Ausbaustrecke in Sicht? Diskussionen um den Status des Luxemburgischen vor 60 Jahren
Fehlen, Fernand

Article for general public (2013)

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See detailPhilinte: das Feuilleton von Nicolas Ries
Millim, Anne-Marie

in Lesch, Paul (Ed.) Le siècle du Tageblatt (2013)

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See detailSprachen und Nationalbewusstsein (1913-1923)
Fehlen, Fernand

in Scuto, Denis; Lesch, Paul; Steichen, Yves (Eds.) Un Journal dans son siècle (2013)

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See detailVictorian Celebrity Culture and Tennyson's Circle
Millim, Anne-Marie

Book published by Palgrave (2013)

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See detailThe Victorian Diary: Authorship and Emotional Labour
Millim, Anne-Marie

Book published by Ashgate (2013)

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See detailLa langue principale, celle que l’on maîtrise le mieux - Die am besten beherrschte Sprache (Hauptsprache)
Fehlen, Fernand; Heinz, Andreas; Peltier, François; Thill, Germaine

E-print/Working paper (2013)

Avec 55.8%, la grande majorité des habitants du pays ont indiqué le luxembourgeois comme langue principale. Le portugais (15.7%) et le français (12.1%) suivent en deuxième et troisième position. Il existe un lien fort entre la nationalité et la langue principale : 88.8% des Luxembourgeois indiquent maîtriser le mieux la langue luxembourgeoise, ce taux est de seulement 8.0% pour les étrangers. Il est de 95.5% pour les Luxembourgeois de naissance et de 49.7% pour les Luxembourgeois par naturalisation. Le pays d'origine des parents a une influence sur la langue principale des Luxembourgeois de naissance de moins de 20 ans. Si les deux parents sont nés au Grand-Duché, la langue principale des enfants est dans 98.3% des cas le luxembourgeois ; si les deux parents sont nés à l’étranger, ce taux est seulement de 50.4%. Pour les immigrés, le taux de ceux qui indiquent le luxembourgeois comme langue principale augmente avec la durée de séjour: Pour ceux arrivés avant 1962, la proportion est de 49.8% ; pour ceux venus entre 2007 et 2011, elle tombe à 1.5%. La présence du luxembourgeois comme langue principale est particulièrement marquée là où la proportion des étrangers est faible : à Consthum, le luxembourgeois est la langue principale de 83.9% des habitants alors que dans la ville de Luxembourg, cette proportion est de 35.2%.

See detailGetting by in a multilingual workplace: The language practices, ideologies and norms of cross-border workers in Luxembourg
Franziskus, Anne

Doctoral thesis (2013)

See detail‘I learnt English – the wrong thing, eh’. Power, Interests and Language Practices among Cross-border Workers in Luxembourg
Franziskus, Anne; de Bres, Julia; Gilles, Peter

in Gilles, Peter; Koff, Harlan; Maganda, Carmen; Schulz, Christian (Eds.) Theorizing Borders Through Analyses of Power Relationships (2013)

See detail‘I learnt English – the wrong thing, eh’ – power, interests and language practices among cross-border workers in Luxembourg
Franziskus, Anne; De Bres, Julia; Gilles, Peter

in Koff, Harlan; Schulz, Christian; Gilles, Peter (Eds.) Theorising Power through Analyses of Border Relationships (2013)

See detail‘I learnt English – the wrong thing, eh’ – power, interests and language practices among cross-border workers in Luxembourg
Franziskus, Anne; De Bres, Julia; Gilles, Peter

in Koff, Harlan; Schulz, Christian; Gilles, Peter (Eds.) Theorising Power through Analyses of Border Relationships (2013)

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See detail„Der Blick auf den Stahl: Fortschritt und Modernismus in der luxemburgischen Lyrik 1900-1940"
Millim, Anne-Marie

in Hemecht : Zeitschrift für Luxemburger Geschichte = Revue d'Histoire Luxembourgeoise (2013), 1

Die wirtschaftlichen, technischen und sozialen Veränderungen, die der explosionsartige Fortschritt der luxemburgischen Stahlindustrie zwischen 1879 und den 1970er Jahren herbeiführte, stellen ein gedeihendes Forschungsfeld dar. Auch die Literaturwissenschaft hat sich mit dem Eisenhüttenwesen beschäftigt: Jeanne E. Glesener und Frank Wilhelm haben die ambivalente Rolle der Schwerindustrie, die sowohl Wohlstand als auch Verwirrung und Zerstörung brachte, insbesondere im französischsprachigen Roman hervorgehoben. Myriam Sünnen und Sandra Schmit haben die Bedeutung der Industrie für das kollektive Gedächtnis und die regionale Identität des luxemburgischen Südens deutlich gemacht. Diese Studien haben die Verbindung zwischen der Industrie als Einnahmequelle sowie als Sinnbild für den Fortschritt und die „Konstituierung des Mythos der nationalen Identität“ aufgezeigt. Mein Anliegen ist es, mit exklusivem Bezug auf die Lyrik aus der Zeit von 1900 bis 1940 zu verdeutlichen, wie sich die Thematisierung und Ästhetisierung der Industrie in die Literaturgeschichte einfügt. Im Hinblick auf eine keineswegs erschöpfende Auswahl von traditionellen, modernistischen und avantgardistischen Gedichten, sowie Beispielen aus der Arbeiterdichtung, die sich mit den Themenbereichen Heimat, Natur, Himmelsbild und Industrie befassen, wird mein Artikel ästhetische Repräsentationen des Fortschrittsgedankens untersuchen und die Rolle der Industrie in der Bildersprache der Dichtung hervorheben. In diesem Sinne wird argumentiert, daβ modernistische Dichter poetische Darstellungen und Verarbeitungen industrieller Themen wählten, um sich von der vorherrschenden, sehr naturbezogenen Heimatthematik abzuheben.

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See detailFrantz Clément als Kulturvermittler
Millim, Anne-Marie

in Lesch, Paul (Ed.) Le siècle du Tageblatt (2013)

See detailRezension: Le diable aux champs : simple histoire / Nicolas Ries ; présenté et commenté par Jacques Steffen
Millim, Anne-Marie

in Hemecht : Zeitschrift für Luxemburger Geschichte = Revue d'Histoire Luxembourgeoise (2013), 65(4), 483-485

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See detailSehen lernen: Landschaftsbetrachtung und Volksbildung 1913-1940
Millim, Anne-Marie

in Lesch, Paul (Ed.) Le siècle du Tageblatt (2013)

See detailÜberlegungen zur Entwicklung der Mündlichkeit und Schriftlichkeit in Luxemburg
Weimann, Britta

in Sieburg, Heinz (Ed.) Vielfalt der Sprachen – Varianz der Perspektiven : Zur Geschichte und Gegenwart der Luxemburger Mehrsprachigkeit (2013)

See detailBesprechung zu Fausto Ravida: Graphematisch-phonologische Analyse der Luxemburger Rechnungsbücher (1388–1500). Ein Beitrag zur Historischen Stadtsprachenforschung. Heidelberg 2012
Weimann, Britta

in Rheinische Vierteljahrsblätter (2013), 77

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See detailLe multilinguisme comme défi et caractéristique de la littérature au Luxembourg
Glesener, Jeanne

in Sieburg, Heinz (Ed.) Vielfalt der Sprachen - Varianz der Perspektiven. Die Luxemburger Mehrsprachigkeit in Geschichte, Gegenwart und Zukunft (2013)

See detailAvancée et place de la littérature luxembourgeoise, au Grand-Duché et ailleurs
De Toffoli, Ian

Article for general public (2013)

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See detailLuxembourgish on Facebook: Language ideologies and writing strategies.
Wagner, Mélanie

in Gruffydd Jones, Elin Haf; Uribe-Jongbloed, Enrique (Eds.) Social Media and Minority Languages. Convergence and the creative industries. (2013)

See detailAndersschreibungen luxemburgischer Jugendlicher auf digitalen Pinnwänden
Belling, Luc

Scientific Conference (2013)

See detailConstructing identity with digital walls: a sociolinguistic case study of Luxembourgish teenagers on Facebook
Belling, Luc

Scientific Conference (2013)

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See detail„Clever verschleierte Chauvinismus": Wéi huet Lëtzebuerg iwwert d'Vëloscourse mam skandaléisen Doppingfall diskutéiert? Eng Analys vun der Struktur an dem Contenu vun de Lieser-Commentairen op RTL.lu
Belling, Luc; Marteling, Luc

in Forum für Politik, Gesellschaft und Kultur in Luxemburg (2013), 331

See detailLanguage ideologies for constructing inclusion and exclusion: identity and interest in the metalinguistic discourse of cross-border workers in Luxembourg
De Bres, Julia

in Barat, Erzebet; Studer, Patrick; Nekvapil, Jiri (Eds.) Ideological Conceptualisations of Language: Discourses of Linguistic Diversity (2013)

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See detailThe “Historical Luxembourgish Bilingual Affichen Database”
Gilles, Peter; Ziegler, Evelyn

in Bennett, Paul; Durrel, Martin; Scheible, Silke; Whitt, Richard J. (Eds.) New methods in Historical Corpus Linguistics (2013)

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See detailIllustrations of the IPA: Luxembourgish
Gilles, Peter; Trouvain, Jürgen

in Journal of the International Phonetic Association (2013), 43(1), 67-74

Phonetic description of Luxembourgish

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See detailDie Stellung des Französischen in Luxemburg. Von der Prestigesprache zur Verkehrssprache
Fehlen, Fernand

in Sieburg, Sieburg (Ed.) Vielfalt der Sprachen – Varianz der Perspektiven (2013)

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See detailLe francique de Moselle
Fehlen, Fernand

in Kremnitz, Georg (Ed.) Histoire sociale des langues de France (2013)

See detailTheorizing Borders Through Analyses of Power relationships.
Gilles, Peter; Koff, Harlan; Maganda, Carmen; Schulz, Christian

Book published by PIE-Peter Lang (2013)

See detailBook review of Georges Hausemer (Hrsg.): Was Sie schon immer alles über Luxemburg wissen wollten, aber bisher nie zu fragen wagten (und über Island schon gar nicht)
Millim, Anne-Marie

in Forum für Politik, Gesellschaft und Kultur in Luxemburg (2012), 322

See detailMoselfränkisch : Der Konsonantismus anhand der frühesten Urkunden
Weimann, Britta

Book published by Böhlau (2012)

Das Moselfränkische gehört zu den am wenigsten erforschten Sprachräumen der mittelhochdeutschen Zeit, was u.a. mit der ungünstigen Quellenlage zusammenhängt. Umso wichtiger ist die Urkundenüberlieferung, die um die Mitte des 13. Jahrhunderts einsetzt. In der vorliegenden Arbeit wird das konsonantische Teilsystem des Moselfränkischen anhand von Urkunden des 13. und frühen 14. Jahrhunderts analysiert. Da auch Urkunden der Rand- und Übergangsräume berücksichtigt werden, ergeben sich wichtige Erkenntnisse über den spätmittelalterlichen Verlauf der bekannten Konsonanten-Isoglossen und über die Abgrenzung des Moselfränkischen vom benachbarten Ripuarischen und Rheinfränkischen.

See detailLes pratiques linguistiques des frontaliers au Luxembourg: focalisation sur leur utilisation du luxembourgeois
Franziskus, Anne; De Bres, Julia

in Belkacem, Rachid; Pigeron, Isabelle (Eds.) Le travail frontalier : pratiques, enjeux et perspectives (2012)

See detailGrensarbeiders, meertaligheid en het gebruik van Luxemburgs op het werk in Luxembourg
De Bres, Julia; Franziskus, Anne

in De Internationalisering van de Vlaamse Rand Rond Brussel [Internationalisation of the Periphery of Brussels] (2012)

See detailLes pratiques linguistiques des frontaliers au Luxembourg: focalisation sur leur utilisation du luxembourgeois
Franziskus, Anne; De Bres, Julia

in Belkacem, Rachid; Pigeron-Piroth, Isabelle (Eds.) Le travail frontalier au sein de la Grande Région Saar-Lor-Lux: pratiques, enjeux et perspectives (2012)

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See detail‘Et le präis direct etikett?’ Non-overlapping repertoires in workplace communication in Luxembourg
Franziskus, Anne; Gilles, Peter

in Sociolinguistica : Internationales Jahrbuch für Europäische Soziolinguistik (2012), 26

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See detailBook review of Norbert Bachleitner Fiktive Nachrichten. Die Anfänge des europäischen Feuilletonromans
Millim, Anne-Marie

in Zeitschrift für Interkulturelle Germanistik (2012), 3(2), 182-184

See detailZur Morphosyntax des Adjektivs im Moselfränkischen
Weimann, Britta

in Lefèvre, Michel (Ed.) Syntaktischer Wandel in Gegenwart und Geschichte : Akten des Kolloquiums in Montpellier vom 9. bis 11. Juni 2011 (2012)

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See detailInterkulturelle Arbeitswelten in Luxemburg. Mehrsprachigkeit und kulturelle Vielfalt am Arbeitsplatz von Grenzgängern
Wille, Christian; De Bres, Julia; Franziskus, Anne

in Interculture journal : Online-Zeitschrift für interkulturelle Studien (2012), 11(17), 73-91

Luxemburg zählt die meisten Grenzgänger in der EU. Sie pendeln täglich aus Deutschland, Frankreich oder Belgien in das dreisprachige Land ein, womit sich vielfältige sprachliche und kulturelle Konstellationen der Zusammenarbeit ergeben. Der Beitrag untersucht erstmals derart facettenreich, wie Mehrsprachigkeit und Interkulturalität von Grenzgängern in Luxemburg erlebt und bewältigt werden. Die vorgestellten Sprachpraktiken und Interkulturalitätsstrategien basieren auf Interviews, Interaktionsanalysen und Befragungen.

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See detailLes littératures au Luxembourg: Tour d'horizon d'une médiation difficile
Glesener, Jeanne

in Colas-Blaise, Marion; Tore, Gian-Maria (Eds.) Médias et médiations culturelles au Luxembourg (2012)

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See detailMigration, Erinnerung und Imagination bei Jean Portante und Zafer Senocak
Glesener, Jeanne

in András F. Balogh and Helga Mitterbauer (Ed.) Gedächtnis und Erinnerung in Zentraleuropa (2012)

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See detailÜber die Verschriftlichung der Erinnerung in dem Roman La mémoire de la baleine von Jean Portante
Glesener, Jeanne

in Grucza, Franciszek; Neuberg, Simon; Conter, Claude D.; Koch, Jerzy; Kiedron, Stefan (Eds.) Jiddische Spache und Literatur / Luxemburgistik / Niederländische Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft mit besonderer Berücksichtigung des Afrikaans (2012)

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See detailMale knjizevnosti in njihovo problematicno umescanje v svetovno literaturo: primer luksemburske knjizevnosti
Glesener, Jeanne

in Juvan, Marko (Ed.) Svetovne knjizevnosti in obrobja (2012)

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See detailOn Small Literatures and their Location in World Literature: a case study of Luxembourgish Literature
Glesener, Jeanne

in Interlitteraria (2012), 17

If the concept of world literature has, in the past, most often been criticized for its concentration on Western literatures and has hence been opened up to the rest of the world, it is worthwhile to launch a debate on the fate of ‘small’ European literatures, which, per definition, have very little visibility on the international literary scene which results in their relative absence in the canon of world literature. Underlying the concept of world literature is a whole infrastructure based on power relations and power structures – and incidentally it is interesting to note the parallel frequently drawn between the workings of the world economy and world literature – whose management seems primarily to rest with culturally dominant nations. The power relations and power positions allow them a greater contribution to the canon of world literature or so it seems. Despite the debatable generality of this statement, the question remains however whether the deconstruction, re-invention and re-thinking of the concept of world literature has been refigured in a way so as to grant literary works of ‘small’ literatures the possibility to be recognized as or to contribute to world literature? What are on the other hand the conditions for a work of literature to be recognized as world literature? What resources or means do ‘small’ literatures have at their disposal in order for one of their literary works to be one day counted among world literature? How do international literary prizes, as for example the European Prize for Literature, further the cause of ‘small’ literatures? In this paper, these general questions will be examined in relation to the case of Luxembourg’s literatures in Luxemburgish, French and German.

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See detail'La trace de l'origine': poétique de 'l'effaçonnement' et écriture mémorielle chez Jean Portante
Glesener, Jeanne

in Nouvelles Etudes Francophones (2012), 1(Spring), 34-51

Si l’on admet que la littérature migrante transcrit la mondialisation et l’interpénétration des langues et des cultures par le biais de figures identitaires et esthétiques inédites, il y a lieu de s’interroger de plus près sur les pratiques scripturales qui lui sont propres. Dans cet article, nous nous proposons d’analyser la poétique de l’effaçonnement, soutènement de l’écriture de l’écrivain luxembourgeois d’origine italienne Jean Portante. Avec des textes choisis à l’appui, notamment des essais et le roman autofictionnel Mrs Haroy ou la mémoire de la baleine (1993), différents aspects de cette poétique seront examinés, à commencer par son rôle dans l’appréhension que ce poète-écrivain peut avoir de sa langue d’expression littéraire étrangère. Nous procédons ensuite à l’étude du roman autofictionnel pour la voir à l’œuvre dans la narrativisation de la mémoire dans le récit de soi. Les pratiques scripturales employées par Portante pour mettre en texte la mémoire interculturelle du migrant feront l’objet de notre conclusion.

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See detailSprachideologien auf Facebook: Diskussionen auf Gruppenseiten über den Sprachgebrauch in Luxemburg
Wagner, Mélanie

in Beitrag zum III. Hannoverscher Workshop zur linguistischen Internetforschung (2012)

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See detailPrivate Schriftlichkeit:Sprachwahl und Verschriftlichungsstrategien in Feldpostbriefen des 2. Weltkriegs
Wagner, Mélanie

in Grucza, Franciszek; Zhu, Jianhua (Eds.) Akten des XII. Internationalen Germanistenkongresses (2012)

See detailDigital superdiversity in Luxembourg: The case of ’Free your stuff Luxembourg’
Belling, Luc

Scientific Conference (2012)

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See detailRemembering World War II and legitimating Luxembourgish as the national language: consensus or conflict?
Wagner, Mélanie; Horner, Kristine

in Langer, Nils; Davies, Steffan; Wandenbussche, Wim (Eds.) Language and History, Linguistics and Historiography (2012)

See detailEine Belegdatenbank zur Phraseologie des Luxemburgischen
Kleine-Engel, Ane; Schumacher, Jutta

in Proceedings of the 15th EURALEX International Congress (2012)

See detailZur Struktur der luxemburgischen Familiennamen-Ein Werkstattbericht
Gilles, Peter

in Grucza, Franciszek; Neuberg, Simon; Conter, Claude D.; Koch, Jerzy; Kiedron, Stefan (Eds.) Akten des XII. Internationalen Germanistenkongresses Warschau 2010 (2012)

See detailOnline-Kartierung - Luxemburgischer Familiennamenatlas
Gilles, Peter

Cartographic material (2012)

This online atlas is intended to visualize the spatial distribution of family names in the Greater Region. The atlas offers the possibility to map ALL family names in Luxembourg, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany and France. Next to the cartographic presentation etymological information is shown for 2600 most common family names in Luxembourg.

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Fehlen, Fernand

in Kmec, Sonja; Péporté, Pit (Eds.) Lieux de mémoire au Luxembourg. Vol. 2: Jeux d'échelles. Erinnerungsorte in Luxemburg. Bd. 2: Perspektivenwechsel (2012)

See detailLuxembourgeois de poche - Guide de conversation
Colotte, Franck; Gilles, Peter; Weber-Messerich, Jackie

Learning material (2012)

Le luxembourgeois est une des trois langues officielles du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg. Ce guide, riche de conseils pour votre escapade, vous permettra de vous exprimer dans la langue de coeur des Luxembourgeois. Vous serez alors beaucoup plus qu'un simple touriste. Les phrases essentielles et les mots clés Un lexique de près de 2 000 mots La prononciation en détails

See detailLes frontaliers du Luxembourg. Représentations négatives et stratégies de réponse
De Bres, Julia; Franziskus, Anne

in Koukoutsaki-Monnier, Angeliki (Ed.) Proceedings of conference ‘Représentations du transfrontalier’, 16-17 septembre 2010, Mulhouse, France (2011)

See detailLinguistische und soziolinguistische Bausteine der Luxemburgistik
Gilles, Peter; Wagner, Mélanie

Book published by Peter Lang (2011)

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See detail“The Light of Industry : Modernist Aesthetics in Luxembourgish Literature, 1900-1940”
Millim, Anne-Marie

in Art&fact (2011), 30

See detailLanguages and Identities
Gilles, Peter; Seela, Sebastian; Sieburg, Heinz; Wagner, Mélanie

in IPSE (Ed.) Doing Identity in Luxembourg. Subjective Appropriations – Institutional Attributions – Socio-Cultural Milieus (2011)

See detailLangues et Identités
Gilles, Peter; Seela, Sebastian; Sieburg, Heinz; Wagner, Mélanie

in IPSE (Ed.) Construire des identités au Luxembourg. Appropriations subjectives, Projections institutionnelles, Milieux socio-culturels (2011)

See detailBerührungspunkte bei der Erforschung historischer Wortbildung und Syntax
Weimann, Britta

in Simmler, Franz; Wich-Reif, Claudia (Eds.) Syntaktische Variabilität in Synchronie und Diachronie vom 9. bis 18. Jahrhundert : Akten zum Internationalen Kongress an der Rheinischen Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, 9. bis 12. Juni 2010 (2011)

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See detailRepressive regimes, enemy constructions and schizophrenic state identity in J.M. Coetzee’sWaiting for the Barbarians and Driss Chraïbi’s Une enquête au pays
Glesener, Jeanne

Scientific Conference (2011)

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See detailEloge funèbre de la sidérurgie dans la littérature luxembourgeoise
Glesener, Jeanne

in Art&Fact (2011), 30

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See detailLuxembourgish on Facebook Language ideologies and discourse types on group pages
Wagner, Mélanie

in Sánchez Prieto, Raúl (Ed.) Minority languages and the Social Web (2011)

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See detailPrivate literacies - strategies for writing Luxembourgish in World War II
Wagner, Mélanie

in Linguistische und soziolinguistische Bausteine der Luxemburgistik (2011)

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See detailA review of research on the attitudes of non-Maori New Zealanders towards the Maori language
De Bres, Julia

in New Zealand Studies in Applied Linguistics (2011), 17(2), 5-19

2010 marked ten years of the New Zealand government monitoring the attitudes of New Zealanders, both Māori and non-Māori, towards the Māori language. Academic researchers have been undertaking similar research for a much longer period. This article reviews the main findings of research on attitudes towards the Māori language among non-Māori in particular since the 1980s, and considers to what extent recent government surveys show evidence of change in the attitudes of New Zealand’s non-indigenous population towards the country’s indigenous language. The article concludes that work undertaken to date provides us with many insights into attitudes towards the Māori language, but further research is required to determine whether and how such attitudes are changing.

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See detailPromoting the Māori language to non-Māori: evaluating the New Zealand government’s approach
De Bres, Julia

in Language Policy (2011), (10), 361-376

New Zealand’s main government Māori language planning agencies, the Māori Language Commission and the Ministry of Māori Development, have engaged for some time in language planning targeting the attitudes and behaviours of non-Māori New Zealanders. This activity is based on the belief that the attitudes and behaviours of majority language speakers exert an important influence on the health of minority languages. To date, there has been little evaluation of the effectiveness of this approach. This article examines the official policy and practice of the two agencies in this regard and evaluates their effectiveness, in terms of both internal factors and external responses. Based on this analysis, points for improvement and potentially effective future directions are discussed.

See detailEthnicity and humour in the workplace
Holmes, Janet; De Bres, Julia

in Handford, Michael; Gee, James Paul (Eds.) Handbook of Discourse Analysis (2011)

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See detailMündlichkeit und Schriftlichkeit in der luxemburgischen Sprachgemeinschaft
Gilles, Peter

in Mein, Georg; Sieburg, Heinz (Eds.) Medien des Wissens. Interdisziplinäre Aspekte von Medialität (2011)

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See detailMorphophonologie des Partizips II im Luxemburgischen
Gilles, Peter

in Gilles, Peter; Wagner, Melanie (Eds.) Linguistische und soziolinguistische Bausteine der Luxemburgistik (2011)

See detailLanguage policies at the Germanic-Romance language border The case of Belgium, Luxembourg and Lorraine
Gilles, Peter

in Kortmann, Bernd; van der Auwera, Johan (Eds.) The languages and linguistics of Europe. A comprehensive guide (2011)

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See detail„Letzebourger Deutsch“ Oder: aus Vorgeschichte der Luxemburger Sprache (1815-1830)
Fehlen, Fernand

in Jean, Leider; Majerus, Jean-Marie; Marc, Schoentgen; Michel, Polfer (Eds.) Du Luxembourg à l’Europe (2011)

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See detailLuxembourgish: A Success Story? A Small National Language in a Multilingual Country
Ehrhart, Sabine; Fehlen, Fernand

in Fishman, Joshua A.; Garcia, Ofelia (Eds.) Handbook of Language and Ethnic Identity (2011)

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See detailSozio-kulturelle Milieus in Luxemburg-Stadt. Eine sozialräumliche Kartierung
Wille, Christian; Fehlen, Fernand

in Forum für Politik, Gesellschaft und Kultur in Luxemburg (2011), (311), 26-27

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See detailProlégomènes pour une étude du champ littéraire du Grand-Duché
Fehlen, Fernand

Presentation (2010, December 10)

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See detailThe Victorian Diary: Between the Public and the Private
Millim, Anne-Marie

in Literature Compass (2010), 7(10),

By presenting a range of diaristic texts composed by canonical Victorian writers, this article illustrates the variety of forms that Victorian diaries take and shows the ways in which these documents can adopt the status of a public and a private text simultaneously. It explains the repercussions of the critical assessments of the diary genre by New Criticism and feminism, which have privileged aesthetically meritorious diaries and those of women, respectively, for the field of Victorian diary criticism. It argues that the more inclusive approach of Philippe Lejeune represents a useful alternative to interpretative strategies that are exclusively preoccupied with the literary form of a diary or the gender of its author. Many diary scholars have been influenced by Lejeune’s work because it highlights the heteroglossic diversity that is characteristic of Victorian diaries, which, in turn, allows for a clearer understanding of the subjective experience of Victorian individuals and the ways in which they negotiated their value within the cultural context of the nineteenth century.

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Gilles, Peter; Seela, Sebastian; Sieburg, Heinz; Wagner, Mélanie

in IPSE - Identités. Politiques, Sociétés (Ed.) Doing Identity in Luxembourg. Subjektive Aneignungen - institutionelle Zuschreibungen - sozio-kulturelle Milieus (2010)

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See detailL'image des immigrés dans la littérature luxembourgeoise: de l'arrière-fond au devant de la scène
Glesener, Jeanne

in Pauly, Michel (Ed.) Asti 30+. Migrations, Recherches, Engagements. (2010)

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See detailAttitudes of non-Maori New Zealanders towards the use of Maori in New Zealand English
De Bres, Julia

in New Zealand English Journal (2010), 24

As majority language speakers have an important impact on minority languages, the the attitudes and behaviours of non-Māori New Zealanders towards the Māori language are likely to have an influence on Māori language regeneration (de Bres 2008). Moreover, as the presence of Māori words is arguably the most distinctive feature of New Zealand English (Deverson 1991, Macalister 2005), these attitudes and behaviours are also likely to influence aspects of New Zealand English. Although there is now considerable research on attitudes towards the Māori language in New Zealand, there has been less research on attitudes towards the use of Māori in the context of New Zealand English in particular. This article reports on the results of research on the attitudes and behaviours of non-Māori New Zealanders towards the Māori language, focusing on two behaviours specifically relating to the use of Māori in New Zealand English, namely the use of Māori words and phrases and the pronunciation of Māori words. The results are considered from the dual perspective of what they tell us about the attitudes of non-Māori towards the Māori language in a context of language regeneration, and what they might imply for the future development of New Zealand English.

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See detailPromoting a minority language to majority language speakers: television advertising about the Maori language targeting non-Maori New Zealanders
De Bres, Julia

in Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development (2010), 31(6), 515-529

It has been claimed that the success of minority language policy initiatives may only be achievable if at least some degree of ‘tolerability’ of these initiatives is secured among majority language speakers (May 2000). There has, however, been little consideration in the language planning literature of what practical approaches might be used to influence the attitudes of majority language speakers towards minority languages, that is to ‘plan for tolerability’. This article considers the approach taken in two recent television advertisements that address the attitudes and behaviours of non-Māori New Zealanders towards the Māori language. It begins by examining the discursive approach taken in these advertisements, the attitudinal messages they convey about the Māori language, and the behaviours they propose for non-Māori New Zealanders. The article then discusses the responses of eighty non-Māori viewers of the advertisements, considering the extent to which they perceived the intended messages of the advertisements, and how their responses were influenced by their existing attitudes towards the Māori language. On this basis, the article assesses the potential effectiveness of using language promotion materials as a means of planning for the tolerability of the Māori language among non-Māori New Zealanders.

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See detailKia ora matua: Humour and the Maori language in the workplace
De Bres, Julia; Holmes, Janet; Marra, Meredith; Vine, Bernadette

in Journal of Asian Pacific Communication (2010), 20(1), 46-68

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Gilles, Peter

in Mutations. Mémoires et perspectives du Bassin minier (2010), 1

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See detailWie Französisch, nur Ton 1 – Der Wortakzent des Deutschen und Luxemburgischen im Kontrast
Gilles, Peter

in Germanistische Linguistik (2010), 206-209

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See detailUrbain-rural : dichotomie ou dialectique ?
Kmec, Sonja; Glesener, Jeanne

in Articulo : Journal of Urban Research (2010), (3), 1-2

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See detailAreal variation in phonetics and phonology
Gilles, Peter; Siebenhaar, Beat

in Auer, Peter; Schmidt, Jürgen-Erich (Eds.) Language and Space. An international handbook of linguistic variation (2010)

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See detailAreal variation in prosody
Gilles, Peter; Siebenhaar, Beat

in An international handbook of linguistic variation (2010)

See detailLe point de non retour. La réforme de l'enseignement des langues
Fehlen, Fernand

in Forum für Politik, Gesellschaft und Kultur in Luxemburg (2010), 294

See detailVariatio delectat. Empirische Evidenzen und theoretische Passungen sprachlicher Variation
Gilles, Peter; Scharloth, Joachim; Ziegler, Evelyn

Book published by Peter Lang (2010)

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See detailLes langues dans les offres d'emploi du Luxemburger Wort 1984-2009
Pigeron, Isabelle; Fehlen, Fernand

Report (2010)

Cette étude propose une analyse des demandes linguistiques figurant dans les offres d’emploi du Luxemburger Wort sur la période 1984-2009. A partir d’un échantillon de 60 éditions du quotidien national, l’étude passe en revue l’évolution des demandes linguistiques, mais aussi des compétences exigées ou souhaitées, et souligne les différences entre les branches d’activité.

See detailSozio-kulturelle Milieus in Luxemburg
Amann, Wilhelm; Fehlen, Fernand; Mein, Georg

in Doing Identity in Luxemburg (2010)

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See detailThe Crime Novel: multiculturalism and its impact on the genre's conventions
Glesener, Jeanne

in Amodeo, Immacolata; Erdmann, Eva (Eds.) Crime & Nation: Political and Cultural Mappings of Criminality in Traditional and New Media (2009)

See detailLodge, David (geb.1935)
Glesener, Jeanne

in Schmitz-Emans, Monika; Lindemann, Uwe; Schmeling, Manfred (Eds.) Poetiken. Autoren - Texte - Begriffe (2009)

See detailThe Apothecary’s Chest: Magic Art and Medication
Millim, Anne-Marie; Collignon, Fabienne; Georganta, Konstantina

Book published by Cambridge Scholars Press (2009)

See detailLay linguistics and school teaching An empirical sociolinguistic study in the Moselle Franconian dialect area
Wagner, Mélanie

Book published by Franz Steiner Verlag (2009)

See detailL'écriture privée comme patrimoine linguistique
Wagner, Mélanie

in Moumouni, Charles; Dubé, Claude (Eds.) Regards croisées sur le patrimoine: actes du colloque de Luxembourg (2009)

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See detailLesenlernen: die Situation in Luxemburg
Wagner, Mélanie

in Lesekompetenz in Erst-, Zweit-, und Fremdsprache (2009)

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See detailL'image de la sidérurgie dans les romans des Luxembourgeois Joseph Leydenbach, Willy Gilson et Nicolas Ries
Glesener, Jeanne; Wilhelm, Frank

in Terres Rouges - Histoire de la sidérurgie luxembourgeoise (2009), 1

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See detailThe role of World War II in the development of Luxembourgish as a national language
Wagner, Mélanie; Davies, Wini V.

in Language Problems & Language Planning (2009), 33(2), 112-131

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See detailThe behaviours of non-Maori New Zealanders towards the Maori language
De Bres, Julia

in Te Reo (2009), 52

When majority language speakers are referred to in minority language planning, it is generally in relation to their ‘attitudes’. It is not just the attitudes of majority language speakers that impact on minority languages, however, but also their behaviours. Accordingly, ‘planning for tolerability’ ([author’s name] 2008a) targets both the attitudes and behaviours of majority language speakers towards minority languages. This article addresses the little-considered question of what behaviours non-Māori New Zealanders might adopt to support Māori language regeneration. An analysis of New Zealand government Māori language policy and the questionnaire and interview responses of eighty non-Māori New Zealanders reveals that, while the government’s position on ‘desired behaviours’ for non-Māori is unclear at best, non-Māori New Zealanders have a wide range of such behaviours in mind. The extent to which these non-Māori are willing to engage in these behaviours is a complex matter, influenced both by their own attitudes towards the Māori language and by other factors. These results have suggestive implications for the future development of Māori language planning targeting non-Māori, but leave open a further question: whether the behaviours identified are those that Māori New Zealanders might themselves desire from non-Māori.

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See detailLuxemburgisch in der Mehrsprachigkeit – Soziolinguistik und Sprachkontakt
Gilles, Peter

in Elmentaler, Michael (Ed.) Deutsch und seine Nachbarn (2009)

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See detailJugendsprachliche Schriftlichkeit auf Luxemburgisch in den Neuen Medien
Gilles, Peter

in Berg, Charles; Kerger, Lucien; Milmeister, Marianne (Eds.) Savoirs et engagements. Hommage à Georges Wirtgen (2009)

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See detailDie soziale Praxis der Mehrsprachigkeit in Luxemburg
Gilles, Peter; Moulin, Claudine

in Willems, Helmut (Ed.) Handbuch der sozialen und erzieherischen Arbeit in Luxemburg - Manuel de l’intervention sociale et éducative au Grand-Duché de Luxembourg (2009)

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See detailLanguage in the Workplace Project and Workplace Communication for Skilled Migrants course at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
De Bres, Julia; Holmes, Janet; Joe, Angela; Marra, Meredith; Newton, Jonathan; Riddiford, Nicky; Vine, Bernadette

in Language Teaching (2009), 42(4), 519-524

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See detailA new national flag for Luxembourg Struggeling over identity in a small multilingual society
Fehlen, Fernand

in Cultural Identities and National Borders (2009)

See detailLe Luxembourg un pays multilingue
Fehlen, Fernand

in Der Luxemburg Atlas / Atlas du Luxembourg (2009)

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See detailBaleineBis: Une enquête sur un marché linguistique multilingue en profonde mutation Luxemburgs Sprachenmarkt im Wandel
Fehlen, Fernand

Book published by SESOPI (2009)

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See detailGesprächsanalytisches Transkriptionssystem 2 (GAT 2)
Selting, Margret; Auer, Peter; Barth-Weingarten, Dagmar; Bergmann, Jörg R.; Bergmann, Pia; Birkner, Karin; Couper-Kuhlen, Elizabeth; Deppermann, Arnulf; Gilles, Peter; Günthner, Susanne; Hartung, Martin; Kern, Friederike; Mertzlufft, Christine; Meyer, Christian; Morek, Miriam; Oberzaucher, Frank; Peters, Jörg; Quasthoff, Uta; Schütte, Wilfried; Stukenbrock, Anja; Uhmann, Susanne

in Gesprächsforschung : Online-Zeitschrift zur verbalen Interaktion (2009)

See detail'The Migrant must invent the Earth beneath his feet': Mythologizing of Home in Migant Literature
Glesener, Jeanne

in Interlitteraria (2008), 13

See detailLa littérature de l'(im)migration au Luxembourg
Glesener, Jeanne

in Claude D. Conter; Goetzinger, Germaine (Eds.) Identitäts(de)konstruktionen - Neue Studien zur Luxemburgistik (2008)

See detailLinguistische Normen und deren Auffassung von Laien im moselfränkischen Raum um Trier
Wagner, Mélanie

in Akten des XI. Internationalen Germanistenkongresses Paris 2005 "Germanistik im Konflikt der Kulturen (2008)

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See detailTeachers' and pupils' perceptions of linguistic variation: a study conducted in the Moselle-Franconian dialect area
Wagner, Mélanie

in Sociolinguistica : Internationales Jahrbuch für Europäische Soziolinguistik (2008), 22

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See detailPlanning for tolerability in New Zealand, Wales and Catalonia
De Bres, Julia

in Current Issues in Language Planning (2008), 9(4), 464-482

The attitudes and behaviours of majority language speakers have an important impact on minority languages, and it has been claimed that the long-term success of minority language initiatives may only be achievable if some degree of favourable opinion, or ‘tolerability’, of these initiatives is secured among majority language speakers (May 2000a). Once the problem of tolerability has been recognised in a minority language situation, however, how can language planners address it? The literature has tended to concentrate on the theoretical arguments that need to be conveyed to majority language speakers in order to improve the tolerability of minority languages. In contrast there has been little consideration of what practical language policy approaches can be used to ‘plan for tolerability’. An analysis of recent language regeneration policy in New Zealand, Wales and Catalonia reveals that planning for tolerability is in fact currently occurring in all of these language situations. This article examines the various approaches taken, focusing on five features of planning for tolerability: recognising the problem; defining the target audience; developing messages and desired behaviours; selecting policy techniques; and evaluating success. Given this growing policy activity, the article concludes that planning for tolerability deserves more attention from researchers and policymakers than it has received to date.

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See detailDer digitale luxemburgische Sprachatlas (LuxSA). Stand und Perspektiven
Gilles, Peter; Moulin, Claudine

in Germanistische Linguistik (2008)

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See detailDialektstilisierung im Reality-Fernsehen
Birkner, Karin; Gilles, Peter

in Christen, Helen; Ziegler, Evelyn (Eds.) Sprechen, Schreiben, Hören. Zur Produktion und Perzeption von Dialekt und Standardsprache zu Beginn des 21. Jahrhunderts. Beiträge zum 2. Kongress der Internationalen Gesellschaft für Dialektologie des Deutschen, Wien, 20.-23. September 2006 (2008)

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See detailStreit um den Roten Lowen. Diskurse über das nationale Selbstbild Luxemburgs im Spannungsfeld von Modernisierung und Rückwartsgewandtheit
Fehlen, Fernand

in Amann, Wilhelm; Mein, Georg; Parr, Rolf (Eds.) Periphere Zentren oder zentrale Peripherien? Kulturen und Regionen Europas zwischen Globalisierung und Regionalitat (2008)

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See detailOns sproochlech Acquisen an d’Verfassung aschreiwen?
Fehlen, Fernand

Article for general public (2007)

See detailLa littérature de l'immigration: mise en relief d'un phénomène littéraire
Glesener, Jeanne

in Wilhelm, Frank; Baustert, Raymond; Colas, Marion; Raus, Tonia (Eds.) Le blé en herbe (2007)

See detailUsing workplaces to research attitudes and behaviours towards the Maori language in Wellington
De Bres, Julia

in Wellington Working Papers in Linguistics (2007), 19

This research report discusses the workplace-based methodological design and selected findings of my PhD research on the attitudes and behaviours of non-Māori New Zealanders towards the Māori language. A participant recruitment approach at nine white-collar workplaces in Wellington was used to attempt to access non-Māori participants with a range of attitudes towards the Māori language. Although this workplace-based design was mainly intended to facilitate access to a range of participants, the data collection also resulted in a number of findings relating to Māori language in the workplace in particular. This report discusses a selection of these findings, including the association between participants’ workplaces and their attitudes towards the Māori language, participants’ stated behaviours towards the Māori language at work (including pronunciation of Māori words, using Māori words and phrases, and responding to the use of Māori by others) and participants’ views on how their workplace environment constrains and/or fosters their Māori language use.

See detailDer geheime Lehrplan des Luxemburger Sprachenunterrichts
Fehlen, Fernand

in Forum für Politik, Gesellschaft und Kultur in Luxemburg (2007), 264

See detailLuxemburgul, o ţarã multingvã
Fehlen, Fernand

in Secolul 21 (2007), (7-12), 36-50

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See detailLuxemburg und Siebenbürgen 2007
Fehlen, Fernand

E-print/Working paper (2007)

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See detailLa colonalisation de la Transylvanie par les Luxembourgeois, L'invention d'un passé commun
Fehlen, Fernand

in Transilvania : revista de cultura (2007), (8-9), 25-29

See detailLa figure du détective/espion comme métaphore de l'identité hybride
Glesener, Jeanne

in Rinner, Fridrun (Ed.) Identité et métamorphose dans l'écriture contemporaine (2006)

See detailThe emergence of the foreign writer and the bewilderment of the reader/critic
Glesener, Jeanne

in Interlitteraria (2006), 10

See detailMaori lexical items in the mainstream television news in New Zealand
De Bres, Julia

in New Zealand English Journal (2006), 20

See detailIdentité en métamorphose dans l'écriture contemporaine
Geiser, Myriam; Glesener, Jeanne; Peiron, Joanna; Runte, Annika; Rinner, Fridrun

Book published by Presses de l'Université de Provnece (2006)

See detailPhonologie der n -Tilgung im Moselfränkischen ('Eifler Regel'). Ein Beitrag zur dialektologischen Prosodieforschung
Gilles, Peter

in Moulin, Claudine; Nübling, Damaris (Eds.) Perspektiven einer linguistischen Luxemburgistik. Studien zur Diachronie und Synchronie (2006)

See detailDialektausgleich im Luxemburgischen
Gilles, Peter

in Moulin, Claudine; Nübling, Damaris (Eds.) Perspektiven einer linguistischen Luxemburgistik. Studien zur Diachronie und Synchronie (2006)