Language Use and Identity Among Migrant Roma

Authors

  • Hristo Kyuchukov University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland
  • Sava Samuilov Leipzig Vocational Training Establishment, Germany

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.29038/eejpl.2019.6.1.hky

Keywords:

language use, ethnicity, identity, acculturation, Roma.

Abstract

The paper presents the issue of language use and identity among Muslim Roma youth from Bulgaria, living in Berlin, Germany. Interviews with a structured questionnaire on language use and identity was conducted with Bulgarian Muslim Roma living in Berlin, Germany. The results showed that, in order to be accepted by the German Turks, Bulgarian Muslim Roma youth  change their language use and identity from Muslim Roma to a new identity - Bulgarian “Osmanli” Turks. The findings showed that the change of language and identity among young Roma in this study served as strategies for integration and acceptance in the German society.

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Author Biographies

Hristo Kyuchukov, University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland

Sava Samuilov, Leipzig Vocational Training Establishment, Germany

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Published

2019-06-30

How to Cite

Kyuchukov, H., & Samuilov, S. (2019). Language Use and Identity Among Migrant Roma. East European Journal of Psycholinguistics, 6(1), 47–57. https://doi.org/10.29038/eejpl.2019.6.1.hky

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Vol 6 No 1 (2019)