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Minority languages and bilingualism : case studies in maintenance and shift / Robert C. Williamson
Bib ID 720063
Format BookBook
Author
Williamson, Robert C. (Robert Clifford), 1916-
 
Description Norwood, N.J. : Ablex Pub. Corp., c1991 
vi, 169 p. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 0893917664 (cloth)
Full contents
  • 1. Bilingualism: Issues and Definitions. Domains, Roles, and Codes. Diglossia and the Status Gradient. Variations in Bilingualism and Diglossia. Bilingualism and Societal Needs. Some Behavioral Aspects of Bilingualism
  • 2. Bilingual Societies: Patterns in Continuity and Change. The Hierarchy of Languages. Societal and Individual Factors in Language Maintenance. The Individual and Language Choice: Some Critical Variables
  • 3. The Celtic Languages: Marginality and Defiance. Gaelic and Marginality. Welsh: A Success Story or Nearly So. Breton: An Uneasy Twilight. Conclusions
  • 4. Three Romance Languages: Past and Present. Romansh: Conflict, Identity, and Determination. Friulan: A People and a Language in Search of Autonomy. Galician: A Language Between Two Nations
  • 5. The American Scene: Pennsylvania German. Minority Languages in the United States. The Pennsylvania German Tradition. The 20th Century: An Irreversible Decline?
  • 6. Research Methods and the Samples.
  • Research Design and the Interviews. Description of the Samples
  • 7. Subcultures, Codes, and Language Maintenance. Age and Intergenerational Differences. The Impact of Social Class. The Question of Gender. The Rural-Urban Continuum. The Time Dimension. Other Variables
  • 8. Language Socialization and Cross-Pressures: Attitudes and Projections. Variations in Language Acquisition. The Community and the Institutional Structure. Functions, Domains, and Maintenance. Feeling, Identify, and Change
  • 9. Conclusion. Minority Languages and Language Planning.
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 143-159) and indexes.

Subjects Language maintenance.  |  Linguistic minorities.  |  Bilingualism.  |  Sociolinguistics.

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