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Author Clyne, Michael G., 1939-2010.

Title Dynamics of language contact : English and immigrant languages / Michael Clyne
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 282 pages) : illustrations, 1 map
Series Cambridge approaches to language contact
Cambridge approaches to language contact.
Contents 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
Summary 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 and asks how and why some languages survive longer than others in such a context
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 248-272) and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject English language -- Influence on foreign languages.
English language -- Australia.
Immigrants -- Australia -- Language.
Languages in contact -- Australia.
Sociolinguistics -- Australia.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2003266438
ISBN 0511060580
0511066899 (electronic bk.)
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0521781361 (hbk.)
9780511066894 (electronic bk.)
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