Multilingualism and the social media when used in the diaspora: practices of code selection/switching by users of Iranian descent in Belgium

Description: The project investigates aspects of multilingualism on Facebook, in particular code selection/code switching by language users of Iranian descent in a Belgium. The focus is three-fold: (i) the distributional salience of the various languages used, (ii) their functional role in the interactional architecture of social media, (iii) the connections with the construction of a diasporic space.
Promoter(s): Slembrouck Stef, De Bot Kees
Researcher(s): Elmianvari Azadeh
Department / Research group: English Studies
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Philosophy