Dr Kristine Horner

PhD

School of Languages and Cultures

Director of the Centre for Luxembourg Studies

Reader in Luxembourg Studies and Multilingualism

SLC Kristine Horner
k.horner@sheffield.ac.uk

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Dr Kristine Horner
School of Languages and Cultures
Jessop West
1 Upper Hanover Street
Sheffield
S3 7RA
Profile

I received my PhD from the State University of New York at Buffalo and my doctoral research focused on language politics in contemporary Luxembourg. I worked at the Université du Luxembourg/ Centre Universitaire de Luxembourg (1998-2006) and the University of Leeds (2007-2010) before taking up my current post at the University of Sheffield, which is funded by the government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. I am Director of the Centre for Luxembourg Studies in Sheffield.


Multilingualism and migration are key threads that run through most of my academic work and I led a WUN-funded network on Multilingualism and Mobility in 2015-2016. More recently, I have been working on a British Academy TUKIC project on European Migration, Language Policy and Small States together with Dr James Hawkey (Bristol). This project explores how migrant communities engage with the 'small' languages of their host countries, focusing on Luxembourgish in Luxembourg and Catalan in Andorra, thus offering new perspectives on language policy and migration scholarship by focusing on small nations and microstates.

Research interests

My current research is concentrated in the following areas and I welcome expressions of interest from individuals wishing to pursue a MA or PhD in any of these fields:

  • Contemporary and historical sociolinguistics
  • Language ideologies, policies and practices 
  • Language, migration and globalisation
  • Language, identity and belonging
  • Multilingualism in borderlands
  • Multilingualism in the media
  • Language and cultural heritage
Publications

Books

  • Horner K & Weber JJ (2017) Introducing Multilingualism: A Social Approach. Routledge. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Stevenson P, Horner K, Langer N & Reershemius G (2016) The German-Speaking World: A Practical Introduction to Sociolinguistic Issues. Abingdon: Routledge. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Weber JJ & Horner K (2012) Introducing Multilingualism: A Social Approach. Abingdon/New York: Routledge. RIS download Bibtex download

Edited books

Journal articles

Chapters

  • Horner K & Dailey-O'Cain J (2019) Introduction: Multilingualism, (Im)mobilities and Spaces of Belonging In Horner K & Dailey-O'Cain J (Ed.), Multilingualism, (Im)mobilities and Spaces of Belonging (pp. 1-16). Bristol: Multilingual Matters. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Horner K & Bradley AF (2019) Language Ideologies In Darquennes J, Salmons J & Vandenbussche W (Ed.), Language Contact: An International Handbook (pp. 294-305). Berlin: de Gruyter. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Horner K & Bellamy J (2018) Ich wollte gerne mal Englisch: language in education policy and social inequality in globalising Luxembourg In Dannerer M & Mauser P (Ed.), Formen der Mehrsprachigkeit: Sprachen und Varietäten in sekundären und tertiären Bildungskontexten (pp. 163-179). Tübingen: Stauffenburg Verlag. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Horner K & Weber J-J (2018) Interest convergence and divergence in Luxembourgish language-in-education policy In Erfurt J, Weirich A & Caporal-Ebersold E (Ed.), Éducation plurilingue et pratiques langagières: Hommage à Christine Hélot (pp. 185-201). Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Horner K (2017) Language regimes and acts of citizenship in multilingual Luxembourg, Language and Citizenship (pp. 41-64). John Benjamins Publishing Company RIS download Bibtex download
  • Horner K & Kremer J (2016) Contesting Ideologies of Linguistic Authority: Perspectives ‘from below’ on Language, Nation and Citizenship in Luxembourg In Rutten G & Horner K (Ed.), Metalinguistic Perspectives on Germanic Languages: European Case Studies from Past to Present (pp. 239-260). Peter Lang RIS download Bibtex download
  • (2016) The Routledge Handbook of Language and Identity Taylor & Francis RIS download Bibtex download
  • Kremer J & Horner K (2016) Eng flott Diskriminatioun?: Language and Citizenship Policy in Luxembourg as Experience, Discursive Approaches to Language Policy (pp. 159-181). Palgrave Macmillan UK RIS download Bibtex download
  • Horner K & Kremer J (2016) Shifting ideologies of linguistic authority: language, nation and citizenship in Luxembourg In Rutten G & Horner K (Ed.), Metalinguistic Perspectives on Germanic Languages: European Case Studies from Past to Present Oxford: Peter Lang. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Horner K & Rutten G (2016) Metalanguage: Social and historical perspectives on Germanic languages in Europe In Rutten G & Horner K (Ed.), Metalinguistic Perspectives on Germanic Languages: European Case Studies from Past to Present Oxford: Peter Lang. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Kremer J & Horner K (2016) Eng flott Diskriminatioun: experiences of language testing and citizenship policies in Luxembourg In Barakos E & Unger J (Ed.), Discursive Approaches to Language Policy London: Palgrave. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Horner K & Weber JJ (2015) Multilingual education and the politics of language in Luxembourg, Past, Present and Future of a Language Border: Germanic-Romance Encounters in the Low Countries (pp. 233-253). View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Horner K & Weber J-J (2015) Language and education in Luxembourg In Corner T (Ed.), Education in the European Union: Pre-2003 Member States (pp. 227-243). London: Bloomsbury Publishing. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Horner K (2014) Introduction: Multilingualism and mobility in European context In Horner K, de Saint-Georges I & Weber J-J (Ed.), Multilingualism and Mobility in Europe Policies and Practices (pp. 9-14). Frankfurt-am-Main: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Horner K (2013) Media representations of multilingual Luxembourg: constructing language as a problem, resource, right or duty? In Kelly-Holmes H & Milani TM (Ed.), Thematising Multilingualism in the Media (pp. 23-42). John Benjamins RIS download Bibtex download
  • Horner K & Weber J-J (2013) The language situation in Luxembourg In Kaplan R, Baldauf Jr R & Kamwangamalu N (Ed.), Language Planning in Europe: Cyprus, Iceland and Luxembourg Routledge RIS download Bibtex download
  • Horner K & Weber J-J (2013) Multilingual universities and the monolingual mindset In De Saint-Georges I & Weber J-J (Ed.), Multilingualism and Multimodality: Current Challenges for Educational Studies (pp. 101). Sense Publishers RIS download Bibtex download
  • Horner K (2012) Luxembourg American cultural heritage In Kmec S & Pit P (Ed.), Lieux de mémoire au Luxembourg (pp. 125-130). Editions St. Paul RIS download Bibtex download
  • Horner K & Wagner M (2011) Remembering World War II and legitimating Luxembourgish as the national language: consensus or conflict? In Langer N, Davies S & Vandenbussche W (Ed.), Language and History, Linguistics and Historiography (pp. 447-464). Peter Lang Pub Incorporated RIS download Bibtex download
  • Horner K & Weber JJ (2010) The Luxembourgish system of education between inclusion and exclusion In Pauly M (Ed.), Migrations au Luxembourg et dans la Grande Région depuis 1980 (pp. 304-310). Editions Binsfeld RIS download Bibtex download
  • Horner K (2009) Regimenting language, mobility and citizenship in Luxembourg In Spotti M & Avermaet PV (Ed.), Language Testing, Migration and Citizenship: Cross-National Perspectives on Integration Regimes (pp. 148-166). Continuum RIS download Bibtex download
  • Horner K (2009) Revisiting history: the 2007 European Capital of Culture and the integration of fractal Europe In Carl J & Stevenson P (Ed.), Language, discourse and identity in Central Europe: The German Language in a Multilingual Space (pp. 241-260). Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Horner K (2009) Language, citizenship and Europeanization: unpacking the discourse of integration In Hogan-Brun G, Mar-Molinero C & Stevenson P (Ed.), Discourses on Language and Integration: Critical Perspectives on Language Testing Regimes in Europe (pp. 109-128). Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Weber J-J & Horner K (2008) Multilingualism in Luxembourg and beyond, Multilingualism, Education and Change (pp. 37-58). Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated. RIS download Bibtex download
Research group

Current PhD students

  • Cian Hurley (WRoCAH funded) - Multilingual spaces in globalising times: Investigating the impact of English on Luxembourg’s linguistic landscape (Lead supervisor)
  • Anthony Connor - Language policy and identity in South Tyrol, Trentino and Belluno: Negotiating Dolomites Ladin linguistic minority rights in the context of regional autonomy (Lead supervisor)
  • Sarah Muller (Funded by Chair in Luxembourg Studies) - Young people's multilingual repertoire and language in education policy in Luxembourg (Lead supervisor)
  • Joshua Bengough-Smith (WRoCAH funded) - Romance language varieties used in France in the sixteenth century (Lead supervisor)
  • Andrew Bradley (WRoCAH funded) - Language conflict and political ideology in the education system of the Valencian Community and Catalonia (Lead supervisor)

Completed PhD students

  • Nahed Arafat (WRoCAH funded) - The impact of language and culture on improving access to psychological therapy for BME patients in Sheffield (Co-supervisor)
  • Joanna Kremer (Funded by Chair in Luxembourg Studies) - Experiencing migration, language policy and citizenship 'from below': the case of Luxembourg (Lead supervisor)
Teaching activities

I teach the following undergraduate and MA modules in Sheffield:

  • GER234: Germanic Languages in Social Context
  • GER235/323: Luxembourgish Language and Culture
  • GER324: Advanced Luxembourgish Language and Culture
  • MDL301: Social Approaches to Multilingualism
  • MDL619/621: Topics in Modern Languages and Cultures

I contribute to the Chinese Scholars Training Programme in Applied Linguistics and Language Policy at the University of Sheffield and the Multilearn MA Programme at the University of Luxembourg. In addition, I teach at summer schools and training programmes for PhD students in the fields of sociolinguistics and multilingualism.

In 2018 and 2019, I was shortlisted for SU Academic Awards for Outstanding Teaching and Outstanding Assessment and Feedback.

Professional activities

Administrative Roles in Sheffield

National and International Roles

  • President of the Forum for Germanic Language Studies
  • Member of the Editorial Board for Discourse, Context and Media
  • Member of the Editorial Board for Journal of Historical Sociolinguistics and Historical Sociolinguistics: Studies on Language and Society in the Past 
  • Member of the Scientific Committee for the Sociolinguistics Symposium
  • I have served on the AHRC Peer Review College (2013-2019) and the White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities (WRoCAH) languages and linguistics subject cluster panel (2016-2019).
  • I conduct reviews for international research councils, including Fonds National de la Recherche (FNR), Luxembourg Research Council – Flanders (FWO), Belgium Social Sciences, National Research Funds of South Africa (NRF) and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC/SSHCR) in addition to reviews for a range of international journals in sociolinguistics and multilingualism.