Dynamics of Language Contact: English and Immigrant Languages / Edition 1

Dynamics of Language Contact: English and Immigrant Languages / Edition 1

by Michael Clyne
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521786487

ISBN-13: 9780521786485

Pub. Date: 03/01/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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…  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521786485
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/01/2003
Series:
Cambridge Approaches to Language Contact Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

List of map and figures; List of tables; Series editor's foreword; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; 1. Introduction; 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; Notes; References; Index of authors; Index of languages; Index of subjects.

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