Belonging to the SEM (State Secretariat for Migration), LINGUA is a specialized unit that is responsible for the creation of scientific analyses of origin. With the help of external and independent experts, LINGUA tries to determine the primary socio-cultural background of those asylum-seekers which cannot produce any valid identification documents. The analysis is based on a linguistic analysis and on an analysis of the knowledge of the region or country of origin. Both analyses eventually result in a report.
In the framework of international cooperation and collaboration within the academic milieu, LINGUA has organized a workshop in 2008 with the aim of exchanging these experiences and of conveying a better knowledge of the domain.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact LINGUA:
+41 58 465 14 44
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