Maintenance and Loss of Minority Languages

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Willem Fase, Koen Jaspaert, Sjaak Kroon
John Benjamins Publishing, 1992 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 403 pages
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The papers in this volume describe a wide variety of language contact settings in which one or more languages are in a process of shift. In the first part of the book theoretical perspectives are presented, followed by linguistic, sociological and descriptive studies of languages and countries that have attracted the interest of researchers before, as well as less well known examples. Data are presented from: the Philippines, Korea, Japan, Israel, The Netherlands, Belgium, Canada, Sweden, Spain, Denmark, Morocco, Finland, Malaysia, Germany, USA, Ireland, India, Tanzania and Australia.
 

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Contents

Introductory Remarks
3
Section I Perspectives
15
Towards a Multifacet Theory
17
Towards a Typology of Minority Language Situations
37
Four Case Studies
55
Linguistic Studies
81
On Misunderstandings in a NonStabilised Bilingual Situation
83
Some Aspects of Language Attrition in Turkish Families in the Netherlands
99
Problems of Measurement
211
Ethnolinguistic Vitality and the Bilingual Development of Minority and Majority Group Students
223
Issues and Implications
253
A Study of Maintenance and Erosion of Polish Welsh and Chinese Languages in Australia
277
Agencies of Language Reproduction in Celtic Societies
307
Section IIVarious Approaches part 3Descriptive Studies
331
A Survey Report
333
Some Problems of Linguistic Minorities in Japan
357

A Domain Approach to the Turkish Vocabulary of Bilingual Turkish Children in the Netherlands
117
A Case Study in Language Loss
137
Some Linguistic Consequences of the Shift from Swedish to Finnish in Finland
149
Section IIVarious Approaches part 2 Sociological Studies
169
Two Cases of Language Shift in Morocco
197
The Hawaiian Model for the Revitalization of Native Minority Cultures and Languages
369
Minority Language Maintenance and Learning as Instruments for Improving the Status of the Minority Group
385
Section III Prospects
393
Conference Summary
395
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