Joint Research Projects

A sociolinguistic study of heritage languages and ethnic identities of migrants (2021.04–2024.03)


About the Project

Project term: April, 2021–March, 2024

Various factors influence whether an immigrant community continues to maintain the language and culture of its home country despite generational shifts or assimilation into the language usage patterns of the host country. This research project investigates this issue from the perspectives of heritage language education and ethnic identity formation. Building on an initial discussion of the research methods employed in previous studies, this project aims to propose a methodology which enables comparisons between the various language situations faced by immigrant communities in Asia, Oceania, Europe, and the Americas.

Mayumi ADACHI, Project Coordinator (Assistant Professor, ILCAA)

For details, please see here