The Construction of the Linguistic Other – Constructing the Other By Classifying Language(s)
On the other hand there is a construction of the external other, which is discursively located somewhere else. Here categories like an Indian or an African language play a major role within these constructions of the other. In addition, discourses about colonial languages are part of these othering-processes. I will discuss this construction of the linguistic other on the basis of my empirical data which was conducted in a ethnographic research in two wards in the City of Munich, Germany. Theoretically my argument is informed by the concept of (neo-)linguicism, which is understood as a form of linguist racism and argues that language(s) become an import factor in othering-processes to legitimizing exclusion and discrimination.