Publication details [#61452]

Duchêne, Alexandre, Mi-Cha Flubacher and Renata Coray. 2016. Language, integration, and investment: The regulation of diversity in the context of unemployment. Multilingua 35 (6) : 675–696.
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De Gruyter


Contrasting two cases of jobless migrant job seekers' treatment in a French-German Swiss canton, this paper debates logics, ideologies, and discourses underpinning institutional directives. Especially the discourses of integration and investment appear to frame the variable approaches. In the interaction, tension, and junction of the two discourses “language” emerges as a particular point of dispute. Or: the deliberation of language skills as prolific for someone’s employability ultimately seems very acc and depending upon individual factors.