Dr Kristine Horner

PhD

School of Languages and Cultures

Director of the Centre for Luxembourg Studies

Reader in Luxembourg Studies and Multilingualism

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 with a dissertation focused on language politics in contemporary Luxembourg. I lectured 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 generously funded by the government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

Luxembourg Studies constitutes the focus of my research and, to a large extent, my teaching too.

Although the majority of my research focuses on language politics and language ideologies in Luxembourg, I also began researching Luxembourgish cultural heritage in the Upper Midwestern region of the US while a visiting scholar at the Max Kade Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2006.

Multilingualism and migration are key threads that run through most of my academic work.

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:

  • Language politics, policy and planning
  • Language ideologies and metalanguage
  • Discourse, representation and ideology
  • Social approaches to multilingualism
  • Migration, transnationalism and citizenship
  • Cultural heritage studies
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 & 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 & 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 (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
  • 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 & 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
  • 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) 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 & 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 (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

Presently, I am supervising the work of the following PhD students:

  • Sarah Muller: 'Young people's multilingual repertoire and language in education policy in Luxembourg'
  • Nahed Arafat: ' The impact of language and culture on improving access to psychological therapy (IAPT) for BME (Black & Minority Ethnic) patients in Sheffield: An exploration of BME patients’ views'
  • Joshua Bengough-Smith: 'Romance language varieties used in France in the sixteenth century'
  • Andrew Bradley: 'Language conflict and political ideology in the education system of the Valencian Community and Catalonia'
Professional activities

I am director of the Centre for Luxembourg Studies at the University of Sheffield (founded by Professor Gerald Newton in 1995) and a member of the following professional associations:

  • American Anthropological Association (AAA)
  • British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL)
  • Forum for Germanic Language Studies (FGLS)
  • Historical Sociolinguistics Network (HiSoN)
  • International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA)
  • International Pragmatics Association (IPrA)

Other External Activities