Sociolinguistic Shibboleths at the Institutional Gate

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Migration has changed, now it does not matter where you come from but in order to securitize borders, then language are made to correspond to identity
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLanguage and Superdiversity
EditorsKarel Arnaut, Jan Blommaert, Ben Rampton, Massimiliano Spotti
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9781138844582, 9781138844575
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • language
  • Arabic
  • Sudan
  • exclusion
  • identity regulation
  • asylum

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    Spotti, M. (2016). Sociolinguistic Shibboleths at the Institutional Gate. In K. Arnaut, J. Blommaert, B. Rampton, & M. Spotti (Eds.), Language and Superdiversity (pp. 261-278). Routledge.