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Title: Emerging Bilingual Speech
Subtitle: From Monolingualism to Code-Copying
URL: http://www.continuumbooks.com
Description:

Anna Verschik offers a new perspective on how a previously monolingual
community of Russian speakers in Estonia is rapidly becoming bilingual
after the end of the Soviet occupation in 1991.

The contact-induced change in Russian under the growing impact of Estonian
is analysed in the theoretical framework of code-copying.

Changes in linguistic behaviour of the speakers are often a result of
intentional cultivation of non-monolingual communication strategies and
language policies, and go hand in hand with the development of a new
identity, 'Estonian Russians'.

Emerging Bilingual Speech is a fascinating study that will be of interest
to researchers studying language contact, language change and bilingualism.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0826497209
ISBN-13: 9780826497208
Pages: 272
Prices: U.K.£ 75.00
U.S.$ 150.00