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Cambridge Approaches to Language Contact

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Cambridge Approaches to Language Contact by Michael Clyne
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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.

Author Biography

Michael Clyne is Professorial Fellow in Linguistics and Director of the Research Unit for Multilingualism and Cross-Cultural Communication at the University of Melbourne. His books include Language and Society in German-Speaking Countries (Cambridge, 1984), Community Languages: the Australian Experience (Cambridge, 1991), Pluricentric Languages (1992), The German Language in a Changing Europe (Cambridge, 1995), and Intercultural Communication at Work (Cambridge, 1995).
Release date Australia
March 20th, 2003
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
35 Tables, unspecified; 1 Maps; 3 Line drawings, unspecified
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
300
Dimensions
152x229x17
ISBN-13
9780521786485
Product ID
1929894

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