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Chelsea Elzinga, on "Feeling Language In Luxembourg" | by Fulbright Brussels
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Chelsea Elzinga, on "Feeling Language In Luxembourg"

"Often, speaking a language means gaining access to cultural in-groups and building tight communities, but it can also reinforce barriers between insider and outsider. In Luxembourg, linguistic hierarchies exist as they do anywhere else, but here, the vast majority of people find themselves in a state of flux, moving on a stable yet oscillating path through a multilingual society. What is shared on this path is the understanding that language is never taken for granted, no one is its master.


Language is fluid, traveling in our ears as a constructive challenge, ringing from our lips with vibrato, pulsing across our skin as we bump up against it, dance with it, and allow it to take part in who we are becoming."



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Uploaded on June 13, 2018