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19. Multilingualism in Switzerland

Grünert, Matthias

In: Manual of Romance Sociolinguistics, 2018, p. 526-548

This chapter deals with the two Romance languages which are officially recognized as minority languages of Switzerland, Romansh and Italian, and with Francoprovençal and French dialects spoken marginally in the francophone area of Switzerland. Romansh, the language that has gained new recognition in the process leading to the quadrilingual Swiss Confederation, is considered in most detail. The...

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Does the territoriality principle work in practice? : The principle’s applicability to the Romansh area in the Swiss Canton of Grisons

Grünert, Matthias

In: Methods in Contemporary Linguistics, 2012, p. 463-486

The present paper addresses the question of territoriality with reference to the Swiss minority language Romansh, taking account of the contributions of jurists who were dealing with the legal situation in Switzerland and showing the importance of the principle in the common perception of the national languages of Switzerland. Furthermore, insights from a philosopher, Philippe Van Parijs, who has...

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Ilots de plurilinguisme en classe d’histoire : Notes de synthèse = Mehrsprachigkeitssequenzen im Geschichtsunterricht : Executive Summary

Lambelet, Amelia ; Mauron, Pierre-Yves

The goal of the project "Multilingual sequences in history lessons: processes to solve intercomprehension tasks and appropriate learner profiles" is twofold: First, the project will adjust worksheets designed in the context of materials development for improving intercomprehension at the secondary II level (reading texts in the source language in history lessons) for use in secondary school...

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Ilots de plurilinguisme en classe d'histoire : processus de résolution d’une tâche en intercompréhension et profils individuels favorables à ce type d’activité = Mehrsprachigkeitssequenzen im Geschichtsunterricht: Prozesse beim Lösen von Interkomprehensionsaufgaben und geeignete Profile von Lernenden

Lambelet, Amelia ; Mauron, Pierre-Yves

(Rapports du Centre scientifique de compétence sur le plurilinguisme)

Le but du projet « Ilots de plurilinguisme en classe d’histoire : processus de résolution d’une tâche en intercompréhension et profils individuels favorables à ce type d’activité » est double : (1) Il s’agit d’une part d’adapter pour le secondaire I l’idée de fiches pédagogiques développées en 2009 dans le cadre d’un projet de création de matériel pour une didactique...

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Institut de plurilinguisme : rapport annuel 2016 = Institut für Mehrsprachigkeit: Jahresbericht 2016

Institut de plurilinguisme

In 2016, the Institute of Multilingualism once again pursued its intense research programme. Over the past year, we completed or began various projects and mandates funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation and other parties. In our capacity as the National Research Centre on Multilingualism, we launched the second roster of activities. These projects, which are financed by the federal...

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Institut de plurilinguisme : rapport annuel 2017 = Institut für Mehrsprachigkeit: Jahresbericht 2017

Institut de plurilinguisme

2017 was a year marked by beginnings and endings, with several long-serving staff members leaving the Institute for a new professional challenge. From our point of view, it is good news when scholars employed at our Institute – whether for a short time or a longer term – find positions at other higher education institutions to continue their research in Switzerland or, as is often the case,...