Migration Linguistics

Migration linguistics is the interdisciplinary and multidimensional study of the various aspects of language within the dynamic process of human mobility.

  • It is a systematic study of migration, focusing on how language affects and likewise is affected by the whole migration process.

  • It is concerned with how language is used, why language is necessary, what language represents, and through which language is acquired and learned before, during, and even after migration.

  • It is a way of understanding migration through the lens of language and linguistics.

Linguistic Aspects of the Migration Process

*Based on Borlongan (2019, 2020, 2021)