Language Migration and Social Inequalities

This collection provides an account of the ways language addresses core questions concerning power and the place of migrants in various institutional and workplace settings.

Language  Migration and Social Inequalities

Migration and the mobility of citizens around the globe pose important challenges to the linguistic and cultural homogeneity that nation-states rely on for defining their physical boundaries and identity, as well as the rights and obligations of their citizens. A new social order resulting from neoliberal economic practices, globalisation and outsourcing also challenges traditional ways the nation-state has organized its control over the people who have typically travelled to a new country looking for work or better life chances. This collection provides an account of the ways language addresses core questions concerning power and the place of migrants in various institutional and workplace settings. It brings together contributions from a range of geographical settings to understand better how linguistic inequality is (re)produced in this new economic order.

Language Migration and Social Mobility in Catalonia

Internal migrants who arrived in Catalonia before the decade of 1980 have partial
and often incorrect understanding of Catalan. ... Official bilingualism is the point
of departure for our analysis of the effect on language on social inequalities.

Language  Migration and Social Mobility in Catalonia

This book is the result of a research on migrant integration, language and social mobility in Catalonia. Drawing on the fate of three communities: Argentineans, Colombians and Moroccans, it examines the opportunities and constraints for social mobility. - El libro es el resultado de una investigación sobre integración de inmigrantes, lengua y movilidad social en Cataluña. Basandonos en el destino de tres comunidades: Argentinos, Colombianos y Marroquies, examina las oportunidades y limitaciones para la movilidad social.

The Routledge Handbook of Migration and Language

... how language practices are intermeshed with the construction of inequality.
Duchêne, A., Moyer, M. and Roberts, C., eds. (2013). Language Migration and
Social Inequalities: A Critical Sociolinguistic Perspective on Institutions and Work.

The Routledge Handbook of Migration and Language

The Routledge Handbook of Migration and Language is the first comprehensive survey of this area, exploring language and human mobility in today’s globalised world. This key reference brings together a range of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary perspectives, drawing on subjects such as migration studies, geography, philosophy, sociology and anthropology. Featuring over 30 chapters written by leading experts from around the world, this book: Examines how basic constructs such as community, place, language, diversity, identity, nation-state, and social stratification are being retheorized in the context of human mobility; Analyses the impact of the ‘mobility turn’ on language use, including the parallel ‘multilingual turn’ and translanguaging; Discusses the migration of skilled and unskilled workers, different forms of displacement, and new superdiverse and diaspora communities; Explores new research orientations and methodologies, such as mobile and participatory research, multi-sited ethnography, and the mixing of research methods; Investigates the place of language in citizenship, educational policies, employment and social services. The Routledge Handbook of Migration and Language is essential reading for those with an interest in migration studies, language policy, sociolinguistic research and development studies.

The Routledge Handbook of Language and Superdiversity

Language, Migration and Social Inequalities: A Critical Sociolinguistic
Perspective on Institutions and Work, ... around the world to explore language as
a distinctive resource in the regimentation of migrants in a neoliberal political
economy.

The Routledge Handbook of Language and Superdiversity

The Routledge Handbook of Language and Superdiversity provides an accessible and authoritative overview of this growing area, the linguistic analysis of interaction in superdiverse cities. Developed as a descriptive term to account for the increasingly stratified processes and effects of migration in Western Europe, ‘superdiversity’ has the potential to contribute to an enhanced understanding of mobility, complexity, and change, with theoretical, practical, global, and methodological reach. With seven sections edited by leading names, the handbook includes 35 state-of-the art chapters from international authorities. The handbook adopts a truly interdisciplinary approach, covering: Cultural heritage Sport Law Education Business and entrepreneurship. The result is a truly comprehensive account of how people live, work and communicate in superdiverse spaces. This volume is key reading for all those engaged in the study and research of Language and Superdiversity within Applied Linguistics, Linguistic Anthropology and related areas.

Inequalities in Health Care for Migrants and Ethnic Minorities

Vol. 1 examines how much is known about migrant and ethnic minority health and where the barriers to scientific progress lie.

Inequalities in Health Care for Migrants and Ethnic Minorities

Vol. 1 examines how much is known about migrant and ethnic minority health and where the barriers to scientific progress lie. Vol. 2 is concerned with the changes that are needed to improve the matching of health services to the needs of these groups.

The Transnationalized Social Question

Casting a wide net in terms of conceptual and empirical scope, this book tackles both the social structure and the politics of social inequalities.

The Transnationalized Social Question

The social question is back. Yet today's social question is not primarily between labour and capital, as it was in the nineteenth century and throughout much of the twentieth. The contemporary social question is located at the interstices between the global South and the global North. It finds its expression in movements of people, seeking a better life or fleeing unsustainable social, political, economic, and ecological conditions. It is transnationalized not only because migrants and their significant others entertain ties across the borders of national states, staying in touch with family and friends, receiving or sending financial remittances in transnational social spaces. Also of importance are cross--border recruitment schemes for workers and the cross-border diffusion of norms appealed to in the case of migration--for example, the social right to decent work as a human right. Moreover, migration can become an issue of inclusion or exclusion in fields important to life chances in the emigration, transit, or immigration states--a transnationalization of national states. And, as in the nineteenth century, political conflicts arise, constituting the social question as a public concern. In earlier periods class differences dominated conflicts. While class has always been criss-crossed by manifold heterogeneities, not least of all cultural ones around ethnicity, religion, and language, it is these latter heterogeneities that have sharpened in situations of immigration and emigration over the past decades. Casting a wide net in terms of conceptual and empirical scope, this book tackles both the social structure and the politics of social inequalities. It sets a comprehensive agenda for research which also includes the public role of social scientists in dealing with the transnationalized social question.

Language Rights Revisited The Challenge of Global Migration and Communication

Dagmar Richter, Ingo Richter, R. Toivanen, I. Ulasiuk. Special Issues 4.1
Linguistic Minorities and Social Inequality: Obstacles and Attempted Solutions 4.
4. Special Issues.

Language Rights Revisited   The Challenge of Global Migration and Communication

Hauptbeschreibung Linguistic autonomy, assured internationally to ethnic minorities, has succeeded, above all, in Europe, yet is nowhere near passing its acid test in other parts of the world. Examples show that it is not only a question of linguistic autonomy, but of ethnic and religious conflicts, which are simmering in the foreground. Hence, there are reasons for doubting whether international agreements designed to guarantee linguistic autonomy can solve these conflicts. The protection of indigenous languages is justified largely by the principle of diversity and is de.

Towards a Comparative Analysis of Social Inequalities between Europe and Latin America

This open access volume identifies the common and specific aspects of social mechanisms that generate inequalities, through comparative analyses of different dimensions in which inequalities are expressed.

Towards a Comparative Analysis of Social Inequalities between Europe and Latin America

This open access volume identifies the common and specific aspects of social mechanisms that generate inequalities, through comparative analyses of different dimensions in which inequalities are expressed. It includes studies on social inequalities in 5 European and 5 Latin American countries, along 11 thematic axes: inequalities in the labour market and labour trajectories; asymmetries in the relationship between training and employment; inequalities in work and family life; educational inequalities; geographical and social inequalities: ethnicity and language; social inequalities, migration and space; uncertainty, strategies, resources and capabilities; inequality of opportunity: intergenerational social mobility; social policies; gender inequalities; and research methodology. This volume is the result of a large collaborative project on social inequality funded by the European Commission: the International Network for Comparative Analysis of Social Inequalities. Taking into account diverse perspectives and approximations, the collaborators have created a general analytical framework as a model of analysis of social inequalities. The various contributions in this volume help readers gain a global outlook and help reflect on social inequalities in a comparative perspective. This volume addresses social science graduate and postgraduate students, researchers, social policy makers, as well as a broader academic audience interested in social inequality.

Migration and Social Cohesion in the UK

The value of learning English language for migrants goes beyond its usefulness
for the purposes of integration. Formany ... subsection present different interplays
between the arrival of new migrant groups in educational settings, social
interventions andsocial cohesion. ... Asa result of the structural and long standing
socioeconomic inequalities brought aboutby the convergence of
postindustrialism and ...

Migration and Social Cohesion in the UK

Based on a flagship research project for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation's Immigration and Inclusion programme, this book argues that social cohesion is achieved through people (new arrivals as well as the long-term settled) being able to resolve the conflicts and tensions within their day-to-day lives in ways that they find positive and viable.

Skilled Migration and Global English

This book was originally published as a special issue of Globalisation, Societies and Education.

Skilled Migration and Global English

The impact of globalisation is increasingly evident through both mass migration and the social, political, and economic changes that have produced new and growing social divides. The increased mobility and the opening of national borders that have arisen as part of these changes has also meant a rise in the diversification of migration (superdiversity) in all its forms. The multi-sited flows of people have also led to the flow of knowledge, culture, and languages. English – as a global language – has taken on a prominent role in the neoliberal discourses of commodification, value and distinction, and the role of language in the reproduction of social inequalities. This edited volume explores a range of issues related to the role of language. In particular, it addresses competency in English and multilingualism, both of which facilitate success for skilled migrants in the workplace and enable them to contribute to development efforts in their home communities. In more general terms, the book looks at the communicative competencies and language resources which skilled migrants require in order to engage productively in professional and development endeavours. It examines the notion that English is the linguistic capital for skilled migration, given its global status in higher education, development, and professional communication. This book was originally published as a special issue of Globalisation, Societies and Education.

Global Issues

If this theory proves ac- curate, then Ket substantiates the theory of early
migration from Asia to North America and ... Language activists draw attention to
the social inequalities and human-rights abuses that are at the root of this
treatment.

Global Issues

Global Issues is a pedagogically rich text that offers a unique way of looking at contemporary issues, such as food security and global conflict, from a cross-cultural and multidisciplinary perspective. By exploring each issue in depth, students gain an applied understanding of more abstract concepts like conflict, globalization, culture, imperialism, human rights, and gender, while the cross-cultural approach encourages students to view the world from outside the Western box. Designed for introductory-level students in global and international studies, human geography, anthropology, sociology, and development studies, this highly accessible text offers instructors and students a unique way of matching the concepts they learn in the classroom with important issues in the world in which they live and work.

Language of Inequality

Many of the ingredients for social and linguistic assimilation were thus present ,
and if the host population had proved as welcoming as West Indian migrants
anticipated this would no doubt have been the most likely course . The events of
the ...

Language of Inequality

CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE SOCIOLOGY OF LANGUAGE brings to students, researchers and practitioners in all of the social and language-related sciences carefully selected book-length publications dealing with sociolinguistic theory, methods, findings and applications. It approaches the study of language in society in its broadest sense, as a truly international and interdisciplinary field in which various approaches, theoretical and empirical, supplement and complement each other. The series invites the attention of linguists, language teachers of all interests, sociologists, political scientists, anthropologists, historians etc. to the development of the sociology of language.

Human Rights Migration and Social Conflict

Reason gives people a morality that should be recognized by the law in the
language of rights. ... and leads to a failure to acknowledge needs and
differences arising from social and economic inequalities and cultural and
gender differences.

Human Rights  Migration  and Social Conflict

This book uses human rights as part of a constructivist methodology designed to establish a causal relationship between human rights violations and different types of social and political conflict in Europe and North America.

Social Inequality in Australian Society

Interestingly , there is selectiveness of fields into which the children of migrants
move . ... the English language provokes or indeed and , perhaps more
frequently , they are those migrants who enter Australia with English as their first
language .

Social Inequality in Australian Society

Chapter 4 demonstrates that Aborigines have limited access to resources, facilities and services in Australian society; considers factors such as employment, income, education, health, access to health and welfare services, housing, experiences with legal system, land rights, participation in politics and public affairs.

Intercultural Contact Language Learning and Migration

Her research interests include language transfer in second-/thirdlanguage
acquisition, language attrition, native language maintenance and social
psychology of inter-ethnic relations. ... Jan Blommaert is professor of language,
culture and globalization and director of the Babylon Center at Tilburg ... He has
published widely on language ideologies and language inequality in the context
of globalization.

Intercultural Contact  Language Learning and Migration

At the heart of this volume lies an exploration of what actually happens to languages and their users when cultures come into contact. What actions do supra-national institutions, nation states, communities and individuals take in response to questions raised by the increasingly diverse forms of migration experienced in a globalized world? The volume reveals the profound impact that decisions made at national and international level can have on the lives of the individual migrant, language student, or speech community. Equally, it evaluates the broader ramifications of actions taken by migrant communities and individual language learners around issues of language learning, language maintenance and intercultural contact. Reflecting Jan Blommaert's assertion that in a world shaped by globalization, what is needed is 'a theory of language in society... of changing language in a changing society', this volume argues that researchers must increasingly seek diverse methodological approaches if they are to do justice to the diversity of experience and response they encounter.

Migration and Inequality

... denied entry by healthcare workers simply due to “being foreign”, or speaking
a different language (for example, see Pursell 2006; Vearey 20110). ... Internal
migrants who enter the city through peripheral informal settlements face more
challenges in claiming their rights to ... Figure 6.1 presents a summary of the
structural determinants of health inequity, and the social determinants of health,
to which ...

Migration and Inequality

The 'migration-development' nexus has emerged as an important area of both research and policy over the last ten years. However, most of the interest has focused on the potential that migration holds for poverty alleviation. Relatively little attention has been paid to the relationship between migration and inequality, particularly on inequality as a consequence of migration. This is unfortunate, given that inequality is emerging as an important area of inquiry within development studies. This edited collection explores the relationship between migration and inequality in Africa, Asia and Latin America by taking into account economic and social inequalities. While the focus on inequality as opposed to poverty is in itself original, the book offers additional points of interest. First, it combines chapters on internal and international migration, thereby challenging the current focus in the migration literature that focuses almost exclusively on cross-border migration. Internal migration greatly outnumbers cross-border moves. Yet policy-makers as well as most studies focus on cross-border international migration. We are only just beginning to unravel the relationship between internal and cross-border migration. Second, the theme of inequality complements the existing focus in the migration-development nexus on issues of poverty. Third, the chapters focus on both economic and social inequalities, often combining an analysis of different types of inequalities. The book also covers governance and migrants' rights; gender and intersectionality; and health. The chapters in this edited volume make an original contribution to debates on the migration-development nexus as well as the literature on inequality, which often tends to focus on economic measurements of inequality at the expense of including a thorough analysis of social inequality.

Migrant Youths and Children of Migrants in a Globalized World

Native Students 46 Educational Achievement Gaps between Immigrant and in
Two “New” Immigration Countries: Italy and Spain in ... Although socioeconomic
background and language skills contribute to the explanation of achievement
gaps, ... His research focuses on sociology of education, ethnic educational
inequalities, and social mobility of children of immigrants in comparative
perspective.

Migrant Youths and Children of Migrants in a Globalized World

Migrant Youths and Children of Migrants in a Globalized World (The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science Series)

Does economic inequality influence the immigration of high and low skilled individuals

Academic Paper from the year 2019 in the subject Sociology - Economy and Industry, grade: 1,0, Hertie School of Governance, language: English, abstract: With having in mind the effect of high- and low-skilled migration for economic ...

Does economic inequality influence the immigration of high  and low skilled individuals

Academic Paper from the year 2019 in the subject Sociology - Economy and Industry, grade: 1,0, Hertie School of Governance, language: English, abstract: With having in mind the effect of high- and low-skilled migration for economic prosperity, this study empirically tests with immigration data from 20 countries from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) from 1985 to 2010 the effect of inequality in a receiving country on high- and low-skilled migration to this country, so that the research question that this study seeks to answer is: Does economic inequality influence the immigration of high- and low-skilled individuals? In the broad context of the study of economic inequality within societies, one of the most prominent topics is the relationship between inequality and economic prosperity of a country, which is studied by many authors such as Kenworthy (2003) or Wren (2013). With this study, I want to contribute to this research by focusing on one possible mechanism within the inequality-economic prosperity relationship, namely migration. Attracting and retaining highly qualified people is crucial to the development of a knowledge-based economy in which ideas and innovation drive technological and social progress. Moreover, the perception and acceptance of immigration within a society are largely shaped by the skill level of immigrants. Understanding how high-skilled people and in contrast, how low-skilled people choose their country of destination when migrating is, therefore, crucial – for sending and receiving countries alike. Migration and especially cross-border migration is a highly complex topic and the individual decision to migrate is influenced by a multitude of drivers. However, when looking at the differences between high- and low-skilled migrations, economic drivers are especially important, because more than for other drivers such as political or social drivers they affect high- and low-skilled people differently. Assuming that migration is at least partly determined by the desire to realize economic opportunities abroad and assuming that high-skilled migrants should benefit from the opportunities in less equal destination countries, while low-skilled migrants should benefit from a compressed wage distribution in more equal destination countries, a stream of literature, building on Borjas (1987), studies the relationship between inequality in sending and receiving countries and the consequences for high- and low-skilled migration.

The History of Migration in Europe

77), such as transnationality, are at the very origin of the process of the creation
of inequalities themselves. ... While the latter are frequently considered migrants
in OECD countries and are responded to in terms of social problems, the former
are not labelled as such and are frequently cast ... In their case, transnationality is
thought to be synonymous with deficits in language, education, and employment.

The History of Migration in Europe

The History of Migration in Europe belies several myths by arguing, for example, that immobility has not been the "normal" condition of people before the modern era. Migration (far from being an income-maximizing choice taken by lone individuals) is often a household strategy, and local wages benefit from migration. This book shows how ssuccesses arise when governments liberalize and accompany the international movements of people with appropriate legislation, while failures take place when the legislation enacted is insufficient, belated or ill shaped. Part I of this book addresses mainly methodological issues. Past and present migration is basically defined as a cross-cultural movement; cultural boundaries need prolonged residence and active integrationist policies to allow cross-fertilization of cultures among migrants and non-migrants. Part II collects chapters that examine the role of public bodies with reference to migratory movements, depicting a series of successes and failures in the migration policies through examples drawn from the European Union or single countries. Part III deals with challenges immigrants face once they have settled in their new countries: Do immigrants seek "integration" in their host culture? Through which channels is such integration achieved, and what roles are played by citizenship and political participation? What is the "identity" of migrants and their children born in the host countries? This text's originality stems from the fact that it explains the complex nature of migratory movements by incorporating a variety of perspectives and using a multi-disciplinary approach, including economic, political and sociological contributions.