L’appropriation de la langue française par les femmes migrantes : enjeux, paradoxes et dynamiques identitaires

Abstract : Women have outnumbered men among immigrants in France since 2008. Over the past years, many studies have shown that over similar periods of time spent on the French soil, these women didn’t master the French language as well as men. As a matter of fact, learning French is regularly described as a key factor to achieve their integr associations and public policies. Drawing on the lifestories of 13 migrant women, met on different spots in Lorraine, my research focussed on the changes of identity generated by the process of learning French. Field data first highlighted the multidimensional nature of that learning. In addition to independant variables such as family situation or education, some conscious or subconscious indivividual reluctances also came into play when learning French. are actually going through a transitional phase of identity making when they arrived, nor completely different thanks to their appropriation of the French language but also thanks to the way they are perceived by their social environment Finally, in contrast with the rethoric of the public policies, the appropriation of the language of the host society is not the only issue at stake when building the sense of belonging to a country.
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Sabrina Vonau. L’appropriation de la langue française par les femmes migrantes : enjeux, paradoxes et dynamiques identitaires. Sociologie. 2014. ⟨hal-01841653⟩

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