About UsCharlotte Blattner

Charlotte Blattner is a doctoral student in the Doctoral Research Training Group “Communication and Society in Ibero-America” at HCIAS and a scholarship holder of the Landesgraduiertenförderprogramm of the state of Baden-Württemberg.

Charlotte studied Translation Studies with the languages German, Spanish and French at Heidelberg University and spent several stays in Spain. Since 2020, she has been involved in the international research project El español en Europa, which includes research with the University of Zurich on the situation of Spanish in Switzerland. Her research focuses on the dynamics of the Spanish language in migration and multilingual contexts in Germany.

The dynamics of Spanish as a language of migration and as a heritage language in Germany: a sociolinguistic study.

Charlotte's doctoral project at the HCIAS investigates the sociolinguistic situation of Spanish as a language of migration and as a heritage language in Germany by means of contrastive analysis. In addition to quantifying the number of second-generation speakers of Spanish who live in Germany, the project analyses the sociological, educational, and political conditions under which this group uses the language. These conditions ultimately determine the decision for or against the retention of the heritage language in families with a migration background as well as their language competence. The project is part of the international research project “El Español en Europa” and is being supervised by HCIAS Prof. Dr. Óscar Loureda.

Charlotte is currently also involved as a project assistant in the DAAD-funded teaching project “Communication and Society in Ibero-America - CS @ Ibero-America” as well as in the coordination of international teaching programs of the HCIAS and the Institute of Translation and Interpreting.

El Español en Europa



Charlotte Blattner


Charlotte Blattner

Heidelberg Center for Ibero-American Studies - HCIAS
Brunnengasse 1 69117, Heidelberg
Email: charlotte.blattner(at)uni-heidelberg.de