Maintenance and Loss of Minority Languages

In spite of these methodological obstacles, language loss has attracted the attention of many researchers (see Lambert and Freed 1982; Weltens, De Bot and Van Els 1986). No doubt the growing popularity of this field is related to the ...

Maintenance and Loss of Minority Languages

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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