Early Signs of Language Shifting: A Case Study of Recent Chinese Immigrants in New Zealand

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This book explores the early signs of languageshifting among younger Chinese immigrants in NewZealand. Research shows that language shift happenswithin three generations with minority immigrants(Fishman, 1991). Yet, less attention has been paid tohow this process has actually happened. This bookexamines parental language attitudes and beliefs,family language choice, parental response strategyand the effect of those strategies. It has been foundthat, within 28 months after their arrival, theamount of Mandarin Chinese used in these families isdecreasing sharply; In terms of daily communicationfunction, English is taking over Mandarin Chinese;Parental interactive strategy also tends to be movingtowards bilingual or even English. These areimportant signs of language shifting. Actions need tobe taken for mother tongue maintenance.

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Shanjiang Yu is a senior lecturer in the School of Languages &Social Sciences, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand.He has been teaching Mandarin Chinese and Chinese culture. Hisresearch interests are in the area of bilingualism in relation tolanguage maintenance and teaching Chinese as foreign language.

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