Some Papers

Territoriality and Language Freedom: the Bridging and Barrier Function of the Principles of Territoriality and Language freedom in Multilingual Switzerland

My Sociolinguistics

My interests in the interrelation of language and society have been the following:

- Multilingualism,


- models for communication in mutilingual communities like Switzerland and Europe - language repertoires of multilingual people - the politics and policies relating to the building up of such repertoires and intra-community communication

- English as a language of wider communication


- its status in various communities - its use in various types of language

- Language Varieties,

- their linguistic shapes and their use by various groups of speakers - the notion of "typolect"

- Graffiti Language

- Sexist Language

- Attitudes towards language stereotypes