Ariba Hidayet Khan

ROOTS member (PhD candidate)

Olshausenstraße 80a, R. EG. 004
Phone: +49 431 880-6704
Telefax: +49 431 880-5498

My work lies in the combination of Sociolinguistics and Historical linguistics. I work with languages of the Indian subcontinent, especially Indo-Aryan languages, with a focus on the social and historical aspects of language use. Associated with the subcluster of Inequality, I focus on questions of how social inequalities and hierarchies interact/affect (have interacted/affected) the languages in use and vice versa. Linguistic identity, multilingualism, power dynamics, migration, language management, politics and linguistic justice are some of the other details situated at the centre of my work.

Keywords: Linguistic inequality, identity, language variation and change, language contact, multilingualism


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