Project B03: Sorting and Translating

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.

Project team
Prof. Dr. Dilek Dizdar (PI)
Dr. Tomasz Rozmyslowicz (Postdoctoral researcher)
Kaiko Lenhard (PhD student)