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Mon Mar 3 2003

Books: Sociolinguistics: Clyne

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  1. jreid, Dynamics of Language Context: Clyne

Message 1: Dynamics of Language Context: Clyne

Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 12:57:42 +0000
From: jreid <>
Subject: Dynamics of Language Context: Clyne

Title: Dynamics of Language Context
Subtitle: English and Immigrant Languages
Series Title: Cambridge Approaches to Language Contact
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press		 
Book URL:
Author: Michael Clyne, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia 

Hardback: ISBN: 0521781361, Pages: 294, Price: $65.00
Paperback: ISBN: 0521786487, Pages: 294, Price: $24.00


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.


1. Introduction; 2. Dynamics of Language Shift; 3. On Models and Terms; 
4. Dynamics of Convergence and Transference; 5. Dynamics of Transversion; 
6. Dynamics of Plurilingual Processing; 7. Dynamics of Cultural Values; 
8. Towards a Synthesis

Cambridge Approaches to Language Contact

Lingfield(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Dutch (Language code: DUT), 
German, Standard (Language code: GER>,
Hungarian (Language code: HNG), 
Italian (Language code: ITN),
Serbo-croatian (Language code: SRC),
Spanish (Language code: SPN),
Vietnamese (Language code: VIE)

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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