Volume 5(1): 2021 – Special Issue

Volume 5(1): 2021 – Special Issue

Boundaries and Belonging: Language, Diaspora, and Motherland

Special Issue Guest Editors

ALLA NEDASHKIVSKA, University of Alberta, Canada
HOLGER KUSSE, TU Dresden, Germany

Thank you to the following peer mentors and copy editors who collaborated with the authors of manuscripts for this issue.

Peer Mentors:

Mehdi Babaei, McGill University, Canada
Boris Buden, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany
Alison Crump, Marianopolis College, Canada
Valerii Efremov, Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia, Russia
Elmar Eggert, Christian-Albrechts-University, Germany
Elisabeth Le, University of Alberta, Canada
Ksenia Maksimovtsova, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia
Ursula Moser, Universität Innsbruck, Institute for Romance Studies, Austria
Mela Sarkar, McGill University, Canada

Copy Editors:

Rhonda Chung, Concordia University, Canada
Lisa De Paola, Concordia University, Canada
Bryan Meadows, Seton Hall University, USA
Teresa Wai See Ong, Griffith University, Australia
Philippa Parks, McGill University, Canada
Julia Spiegelman, University of Massachusetts Boston, USA
Lauren Strachan, Concordia University, Canada
Kym Taylor, Concordia University, Canada


Boundaries and Belonging: Language, Diaspora, and Motherland

~ Alla Nedashkivska
~ Holger Kusse

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Introduction to Special Issue

Language Boundaries in Different Multicultural Spaces

~ Holger Kusse



Constructing the Motherland: German-Canadian Positioning and the Tensions between Place and Space

~ Jennifer Dailey-O’Cain
~ Grit Liebscher


Italianità as Transcultural Identity in Quebec

~ Maria Lieber
~ Christoph Oliver Mayer


Writing, Memory, and Place in Shumona Sinha’s French Language Novel, Calcutta

~ Srilata Ravi


What is Arabic Good For? : Future Directions and Current Challenges of Arabic Language Educational Reform in France

~ Chantal Tetreault


New Yugoslavia as a Diasporic State?

~ Gal Kirn



Native Language Activism: Exploring Language Ideologies in Ukraine

~ Alla Nedashkivska


The Instrumentalization of the Language Issue in Ukraine

~ Marianna Novosolova


Bloggers as Social Actors in Language Policy Debates in Ukraine

~ Nadiya Kiss


Language Tenacity of Ukrainians in the 20th Century as a Means of National Self-Assertion

~ Liudmyla Pidkuimukha