Dynamics of language contact : English and immigrant languages / Michael Clyne
- Clyne, Michael G., 1939-2010
- Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (xv, 282 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
- Dynamics of language shift -- On models and terms -- Dynamics of convergence and transference -- Dynamics of transversion -- Dynamics of plurilingual processing -- Dynamics of cultural values in contact discourse -- Towards a synthesis.
- The past decade has seen an unprecedented growth in the study of language contact, associated partly with the linguistic effects of globalization and increased migration all over the world. Written by a leading expert in the field, this much-needed account brings together disparate findings to examine the dynamics of contact between languages in an immigrant context. Using data from a wide range of languages, including German, Dutch, Hungarian, Italian, Spanish, Croatian and Vietnamese, Michael Clyne discusses the dynamics of their contact with English. Clyne analyzes how and why these languages change in an immigration country like Australia, and asks why some languages survive longer than others. The book contains useful comparisons between immigrant vintages, generations, and between bilinguals and trilinguals. An outstanding contribution to the study of language contact, this book will be welcomed by students and researchers in linguistics, bilingualism, the sociology of language and education.
- 9780511606526 (ebook)
- Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015).
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