LOEWE-Cluster Minority Studies: Language and Identity

The LOEWE focus "Minority Studies: Language and Identity" develops an interdisciplinary study of the problem of identity formation among minorities. For this purpose, we investigate three types of relations:

  •     the relationship between minorities "in their own country" and minorities "abroad";
  •     the relationship between self-perception and the perception of minorities by others (both "in their own country" and "abroad"); and
  •     the reciprocal relationship between the identity-determining parameters of language, religion, culture and ethnos, in self-perception and foreign perception "in one's own country" and "abroad"