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Written by an expert in the field, this study examines the dynamics of contact between languages in an immigrant context. Michael Clyne discusses the dynamics of contact with English using data from a wide range of languages, including German, Dutch, Hungarian, Italian, Spanish, Croatian and Vietnamese. Clyne analyzes how and why these languages change in a country with many immigrants such as Australia, as well as why some languages survive longer than others.Read more
- Combines linguistic, sociolinguistic and psycholinguistic dimensions
- Deals comparatively with typologically different languages in contact with the same language in bi- and trilinguals in the same country
- Deals comparatively with languages of different communities shifting at different rates to the same language in the same country
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"This fascinating and rewarding volume is exactly the kind of book on language contact that one would expect Michael Clyne to write."
-Anthony P. Grant, Edge Hill College of Higher Education, Ormskirk, United Kingdom, Anthropological LinguisticsSee more reviews
"Clyne's discussion of various models and his terminological framework is an excellent introduction to the study of language contact. The tables throughout the book provide helpful summaries of the data."
-Mary Ruth Wise, SIL International
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- Date Published: April 2003
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521786485
- length: 300 pages
- dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17 mm
- weight: 0.44kg
- contains: 3 b/w illus. 1 map 35 tables
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
List of map and figures
List of tables
Series editor's foreword
List of abbreviations
2. Dynamics of language shift
3. On models and terms
4. Dynamics of convergence and transference
5. Dynamics of transversion
6. Dynamics of plurilingual processing
7. Dynamics of cultural values in contact discourse
8. Towards a synthesis
Index of authors
Index of languages
Index of subjects.
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