The right to communication and language is fundamental for an equitable access to courts of law and public agencies. Communicative interaction between migrants and such bodies is often characterised with highly complex linguistic practices. In this context, meaningful communication largely depends upon the mutual recognition of the participants’ linguistic resources and competence.
From a sociolinguistic point of view, addressing the linguistic rights issue requires putting
heteroglossic life-worlds and the multivoicedness of the individual into focus, thus calling into question dominant language ideologies and linguistic norms which are based on ethnocultural or national-political concepts.
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