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Dynamics of Language Contact: English and Immigrant Languages

Clyne, Michael

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ISBN 10: 0521786487 / ISBN 13: 9780521786485
Published by West Nyack, New York, U.S.A.: Cambridge Univ Pr, 2003
Used Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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Title: Dynamics of Language Contact: English and ...

Publisher: West Nyack, New York, U.S.A.: Cambridge Univ Pr

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Very Good

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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.

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Written by a leading expert in the field, this new and 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.

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