Download e-book for kindle: Dynamics of Language Contact: English and Immigrant by Michael Clyne

By Michael Clyne

ISBN-10: 0521786487

ISBN-13: 9780521786485

The prior decade has noticeable an exceptional development within the examine of language touch, linked in part with the linguistic results of globalization and elevated migration worldwide. Written by way of a number one specialist within the box, this much-needed account brings jointly disparate findings to ascertain the dynamics of touch among languages in an immigrant context. utilizing facts from a variety of languages, together with German, Dutch, Hungarian, Italian, Spanish, Croatian and Vietnamese, Michael Clyne discusses the dynamics in their touch with English. Clyne analyzes how and why those languages switch in an immigration kingdom like Australia, and asks why a few languages continue to exist longer than others. The e-book comprises valuable comparisons among immigrant vintages, generations, and among bilinguals and trilinguals. a great contribution to the examine of language touch, this booklet might be welcomed by way of scholars and researchers in linguistics, bilingualism, the sociology of language and education.

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