Projects and Outreach
Language, Migration and Citizenship
Luxembourg is currently home to over 40% resident foreigners and is arguably one of the most transnational and multilingual spaces in all of the European Union. On the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, many Luxembourg Americans are celebrating their cultural heritage, in particular in the Upper Midwestern region of the United States. In this context, migration constitutes a key area of research in the field of Luxembourg Studies. As a sociolinguist and linguistic anthropologist, Dr Horner is especially interested in the interface between language & migration and language & citizenship. She is currently writing about debates on language testing and citizenship in Luxembourg and on Luxembourgish cultural heritage in the United States. To this end, the Centre for Luxembourg Studies benefits from many forms of global collaboration, including the Worldwide Universities Network on Germanic Languages and Migration.
Social Approaches to Multilingualism
Dr Horner has just completed co-authoring the book entitled Introducing Multilingualism: A Social Approach (Routledge, to appear in January 2012) with Professor Jean-Jacques Weber (Université du Luxembourg). Taking a social and critical approach to multilingualism, this book constitutes a core text on the module Social Approaches to Multilingualism and will enable final-year undergraduate students in Sheffield to directly benefit from research-led teaching. The book draws on multiple case studies in Europe and beyond, including Luxembourg.
Luxembourg Heritage Weekend
Dr Krummes is the invited keynote speaker at the 2011 Heritage Weekend Cultural Conference organised by the Luxembourg American Cultural Society in Belgium, Wisconsin. In addition to delivering a plenary talk on 7 myths about Luxembourgish, he will lead Luxembourgish language workshops for adults and children as a means of enabling individuals of Luxembourgish descent to learn more about the language of their ancestors.