Language Maintenance and Shift

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What motivates some linguistic minorities to maintain their language? Why do others shift away from it rather quickly? Are there specific conditions - environmental or personal - influencing these dynamics? What can families and communities do to pass on their 'threatened' language to the next generation? These and related questions are investigated in detail in Language Maintenance and Shift. In this fascinating book, Anne Pauwels analyses the patterns of language use exhibited by individuals and groups living in ...

Language Maintenance and Shift 2016, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107618923

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Language Maintenance and Shift 2016, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107043695

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