Discrimination in social spaces

the role of language in perceptions of otherness


  • Ingrid Breckner




discriminatory language, prejudice, space


The article is conceptualized as a methodological comment to the contributions in the special issue from an urban sociologists point of view.


Breckner, I., Peukert, H. and Pinto, A. (2013) The delicate search for language in spaces: multilingualism as a resource in urban development? In P. Siemund, I. Gogolin, M. Schulz and J. Davydova (eds) Multilingualism and Language Contact in Urban Areas 209–26. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. https://doi.org/10.1075/hsld.1.11bre

Breckner, I., Bührig, K. and Dafateri-Moghaddam, N. (2013) Mehrsprachigkeit als Zugang zum städtischen Alltag – das Beispiel Wohnen. In A. Redder, J. Pauli, R. Kießling, K. Bührig, B. Brehmer, I. Breckner and J. Androutsopoulos (eds) Mehrsprachige Kommunikation in der Stadt – das Beispiel Hamburg 55–79. Münster, New York: Waxmann Verlag.

Busch, B. (2013) Mehrsprachigkeit. Wien: facultas.

Redder, A., Pauli, J., Kießling, R., Bu?hrig, K., Brehmer, B., Breckner, I. and Androutsopoulos, J. (eds) (2013) Mehrsprachige Kommunikation in der Stadt – das Beispiel Hamburg. Münster, New York, München, Berlin: Waxmann.

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How to Cite

Breckner, I. (2019). Discrimination in social spaces: the role of language in perceptions of otherness. Journal of Language and Discrimination, 3(2), 254–264. https://doi.org/10.1558/jld.39967