Research project Building on methods developed under RAVE, C-RAVE aims to explore how socio-linguistic stereotypes are constructed in a different cultural context, namely in the multi-ethnic and matriarchal African state Seychelles.
Stereotypes and prejudices are culturally bound. What is considered a "good or bad" characteristic in one culture not necessarily deemed the same in another. In order to understand our own patterns of behavior and view others with more open eyes cross cultural and intercultural perspectives can be enlightening. It is in this light C-RAVE is to be understood. The proposed five-year project builds on RAVE, funded by the Swedish Research Council, and the overall aim is to develop efficient methods to illustrate how sociolinguistic founded prejudices and stereotypes affect how we judge others.
Stiftelsen Marcus och Amalia Wallenbergs Minnesfond, 2015-2019: SEK 4,489,000