Socio-Linguistic And Socio-Cultural Aspects Of Punjabi Indian Migrants Living In Germany


Doctoral Thesis / Dissertation, 2014

172 Pages, Grade: A


Abstract or Introduction

The aim of this research is to get a complete picture of the sociolinguistic and sociocultural aspects of Punjabi Indian migrants settled in Germany. Migration brings with it an increased cultural diversity. The question for this thesis is how Punjabi identity is shaped and maintained in Diaspora, what mechanisms allow the Punjabi-speaking migrants to live and work within the new cultural milieu of Germany.

The objective is to see, what happens to individuals, who are born and brought up in one cultural context, when they live in a new cultural context. To what extent are cultural identity and characteristics important for the migrants, and what is being done for language and culture maintenance? The basis for this research is intercultural communication and intercultural understanding between the Indians and the Germans.

Primary source research for the thesis consisted of surveys and interviews with 240 Punjabi-speaking migrants, mostly Sikhs, of different age, social class and occupation living primarily in 7 different cities of Germany namely Wuppertal, Essen, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Berlin, Frankfurt and Nuremberg.

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Title
Socio-Linguistic And Socio-Cultural Aspects Of Punjabi Indian Migrants Living In Germany
College
Jawaharlal Nehru University
Grade
A
Author
Year
2014
Pages
172
Catalog Number
V1257672
ISBN (eBook)
9783346697165
ISBN (Book)
9783346697172
Language
English
Keywords
socio-linguistic, socio-cultural, aspects, punjabi, indian, migrants, living, germany
Quote paper
Jyoti Sharma (Author), 2014, Socio-Linguistic And Socio-Cultural Aspects Of Punjabi Indian Migrants Living In Germany, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/1257672

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