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Revitalizing Endangered Languages

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Academic Paper

Title: Enjeux des politiques linguistiques: pratiques et comportements langagiers mutilingues dans un pays monolingue
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Linguistic Field: Sociolinguistics
Subject Language: Haryanvi
Abstract: This paper is a case study of an immigrant Indian family residing in France with its two children. The language behaviour of the family allows exploring the different status of the languages spoken in the house as well as their evolution in the process of acculturation. The necessity of the maintenance of one language, the imposition of the other as well as the voluntary or involuntary loss of third language preoccupy the family members and give birth to what we can qualify as family language policy. It would appear that there is a conflict situation between the language policy of parents who wish to preserve their identity and the language policy of the host country which is monolingual and leaves little or no space to promote the cultural and linguistic diversity of its immigrant community.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Venue: 2-8 Sept 2007, XXV CILPR, Innsbruck, Austria
Publication Info: In: M.Iliescu, H. Siller-Runggaldier, P. Danler (éds.) Actes du XXVe Congrès International de Linguistique et de Philologie Romanes, Innsbruck 2007, Tome I. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter. 163-172.
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