LINGUIST List 18.136|
Mon Jan 15 2007
Qs: Dialect Contact Minority Language
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Dialect Contact Minority Language
Message 1: Dialect Contact Minority Language
From: Kim Potowski <kimpotowuic.edu>
Subject: Dialect Contact Minority Language
Has there been research on the variety of a minority language acquired by
children of two parents with different dialects of that minority language?
Here are two examples:
a. A child with a Mexican father and a Puerto Rican mother - both of whom
speak a fair amount of Spanish in the home - who grows up in a monolingual
English-speaking area of the U.S.
b. A child of a Quebecoise mother and a French father - who speak French in
the home - growing up in Portugal.
Thanks for any assistance.
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