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Project: Language and legal counselling: A linguistic ethnography of multilingual support in the legal assistance to asylum seekers in Belgium

2018-01-01 – 2023-12-31

Abstract

This project proposes a linguistic-­ethnographic study of multilingual practices in legal advice consultations with asylum seekers in Belgium. It investigates how the multilingual resources and strategies used by lawyers and their minority language clients are valued, managed and legitimized in these consultations, thereby aiming to develop more nuanced understandings of language support needs in migration-­related service encounters.

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