Publication details [#61454]

Yeung, Shirley. 2016. From cultural distance to skills deficits: “Expatriates,” “Migrants” and Swiss integration policy. Multilingua 35 (6) : 723–746.
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De Gruyter


This paper claims that the Swiss expatriate-migrant contrast frames differently assessed immigrants whose opposite connection to the nation and “integration” is ratified in legal and social conjectures on language use. It is emphasized that “brain gain” and skills discourses empower, and enlarge border-preserving “culture” discourses.