Dynamics of Language Contact (Paperback)

English and Immigrant Languages (Cambridge Approaches to Language Contact)

By Michael Clyne, Clyne Michael, Salikoko S. Mufwene (Editor)

Cambridge University Press, 9780521786485, 300pp.

Publication Date: January 24, 2007

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Description

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.