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Title: Tiles in a Multilingual Mosaic
Subtitle: Macedonian, Filipino and Somali in Melbourne
Written By: Sandra Kipp
URL: http://www.pacling.com/catalogue/578.html
Description:

Human history has been characterised by the movement of peoples from one
part of the world to another. The current tendency towards globalisation
has accentuated this movement. While the proliferation of economic ties and
the speed of travel and communication have made the world a much smaller
place, any particular location within the world is now faced with an
increasing degree of contact between cultures and languages. Migrating
people bring with them languages in various stages of planning, with
differing status and with differing relationships to their personal and
group identity.

The present study explores the ways in which three immigrant communities
have adjusted and adapted to a new setting in Australia , and the ways in
which the host community has contributed to this process. It focuses
specifically on the ways in which patterns of language use contribute to
the maintenance of a pre-migration identity and/or the negotiation of a new
one. The languages chosen for this research are Macedonian,
Filipino/Tagalog and Somali.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Pacific Linguistics
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Language contact
Subject Language(s): Macedonian
Somali
Tagalog
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 085883569X
ISBN-13: N/A
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