Department Seminar - Yoshimiko Owaki

Determinants of Language Acquisition and Immigrant Integration   What affects immigrants to acquire capitals and how are they generated? In an attempt to address the question, I first develop a model of immigrant language acquisition to identify the determinants of destination language proficiency. Subsequently, I extend the modeling framework to

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7 June 2016 - 12 h 30 min

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7 June 2016 - 14 h 00 min

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Departement Seminar

Determinants of Language Acquisition and Immigrant Integration

 

What affects immigrants to acquire capitals and how are they generated? In an attempt to address the question, I first develop a model of immigrant language acquisition to identify the determinants of destination language proficiency. Subsequently, I extend the modeling framework to devise a model of immigrant integration to identify the determinants of three dimensions of immigrant integration: (1) economic integration; (2) citizenship acquisition; and (3) political integration. As for the model formulation, the human and social capital approaches and models of naturalization are integrated to the economic-psychological model approach used in the model of immigrant language acquisition. The models are tested using ten-city-wide cross-sectional survey datasets.
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Yoshimiko Owaki is an Erasmus Mundus Doctoral fellow in the “Globalisation, Europe & Multilateralism” program and her PhD is conducted in co-tutorship both at the Université Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium (IEE & CeSCuP) and at the LUISS-GUIDO CARLI in Italy.

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