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L ANGUAGE ( S ) AND IDENTITY / IES IN B ELGIUM : WHICH CONSEQUENCES FOR THE COOPERATION BETWEEN COMMUNITIES ? D ASSARGUES Alix PhD Student ULg Mob-i-doc.

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1 L ANGUAGE ( S ) AND IDENTITY / IES IN B ELGIUM : WHICH CONSEQUENCES FOR THE COOPERATION BETWEEN COMMUNITIES ? D ASSARGUES Alix PhD Student ULg Mob-i-doc October, 4th 2013

2 C OLLECTIVE I DENTITIES T HEORY  « Imagined communities » (Anderson 1983) « the members of even the smallest nation will never know most of their fellow-members, meet them, or even hear of them, yet in the minds of each lives the image of their communion »  From Identity to Identification (Brubaker 2001)

3 C OLLECTIVE I DENTITIES T HEORY  Legitimized identifications (State Institutions, politicians, media, etc..)

4 I NDIVIDUAL I DENTITIES T HEORY  Identity construction by socialization (Dubar, 2010)  Theories of action (Weber, Lahire 2010)  Social identity based on positive identification (Tajfel & Turner, 1979,1986)  Assimilation / Differentiation (Verhoeven 2005)

5 I DENTITIES & L ANGUAGES IN B ELGIUM  Collective Identifications by the media  « Selon le quotidien, Flamands et francophones devraient renégocier l'accord… » Le Soir, (August, 6, 2013)  “Minder Walen vinden hun weg naar Belgische kust. We horen steeds minder Frans spreken aan de kust…” De Standaard (August, 12, 2013)  Franstaligen in Vlaanderen & Néerlandophones en Wallonie?

6 M OB - I -D OC P ROJECT  PhD student exchanges  Assimilation  Differentiation  Communication strategies of the university (academic institutions)

7 T HANKS Mob-i-doc October, 4th 2013


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