Completed projects

Multilingualism in institutions and society

This area addresses social and institutional issues in multilingualism. Investigation focuses on schools, the workplace, cultural and political institutions, language policy and the law. Adopting a sociological and anthropological approach, the research examines societal processes of valorising or devaluing certain languages and their speakers as well as power issues in linguistic communities, social inequalities and the impact of globalisation on multilingual practices.

Direction: Prof. Alexandre Duchêne

Project conducted by the Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI)

In the interest of advancing multilingualism in public services, the Swiss Confederation is legally bound to promoting...

In collaboration with the Federal Statistical Office (FSO)

In 2010, the Federal Statistical Office (FSO) began conducting an annual population census. The data are mainly gathered from...

In cooperation with the University of Zürich (UZH)

In Switzerland’s political dialogue, an adequate representation of Swiss language communities in the Federal Administration is considered...

The directors of the roughly seventy administrative units at the Swiss Federal Administration are responsible for ensuring that the prevailing rules regarding linguistic...