CIPE Workshop- The role of language in the sense of belonging of second generation Arab youth in Montreal
A significant issue in migrant studies is exploring the sense of belonging of second generation youth. Belonging is defined as a strong sense of attachment towards a place, a group, or a concept. Language can be considered as an explicit marker of belonging. My research explores the extent to which language plays a role in the sense of belonging of second generation Arab youth in Montreal. In order to answer this question, I also explore the language practices of my participants as well as their understanding of their own sense of belonging. My presentation will include an overview of my research, the methods I intend to use, and a focus on the literature review. I review studies on the sense of belonging of second generation youth in Quebec and Canada, as well as studies that explored the relationship between language and sense of belonging.
Mona El Samaty is a PhD candidate at OISE - University of Toronto
Open to the public.