Language-Related Human Categorization in the Context of Flight and Migration
The subproject examines the relationship between translation and language-related human categorization. It uses the case of current cultural encounters in the context of processes of migration to study how people reciprocally categorize each other based on ‘their’ languages and the role of translation (both spoken and written) in these processes. The central hypothesis is that translation plays a major part in the creation of linguistic boundaries and affiliations. The objective of the subproject is to systematically develop “human categorization, language, and translation” as a new research field.
Prof. Dr. Dilek Dizdar (PI)
Dr. Tomasz Rozmyslowicz (Postdoctoral researcher)
Kaiko Lenhard (PhD student)