Migration, Language Integration and Inequalities. Part I
RC31 Sociology of Migration
Language: Spanish, French and English
As a result of the migratory flows of the last decades, the linguistic diversity -or superdiversity- scenarios have multiplied exponentially throughout the planet. This has been occurring in Western societies, as well as in Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe and Latin America.
In these contexts, one of the most significant dimensions in the social integration of migrants -and their descendants- is linguistics (including the role of the mother tongue in this process), either as a form of human capital, which facilitates educational success and /or access to the labour market, or as symbolic capital, which can determine different modes of socio-cultural integration. But it is no less true that the existing literature indicates that the outcomes of these dynamics are often asymmetric, becoming axes of social inequality.
In this field there are many questions to be answered, but concerning this Joint Session, it is of special interest to analyze the linguistic integration processes of adult migrants and / or their descendants around the world in the socio-educational, socio-laboral and socio-cultural spheres (among others) , as well as their implications with respect to increasing or reducing social inequalities.
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