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Community Languages The Australian Experience

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ISBN-10: 0521397294

ISBN-13: 9780521397292

Edition: 1991

Authors: Michael George Clyne

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Without even considering the 150 Aboriginal languages still spoken, Australia has an unparalleled mix of languages other than English in common usage, languages often described by the term 'community'. Drawing on census data and other statistics, this book addresses the current suitation of community languages in Australia, analysing which are spoken, by whom, and whereabouts. It focuses on three main issues: how languages other than English are maintained in an English speaking environment, how the structure of the languages themselves changes over time, and how the government has responded to such ethnolinguistic diversity. At a time of unprecedented awareness of these languages within…    
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Book details

List price: $39.99
Copyright year: 1991
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/19/1991
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 308
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

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Australia between monolingualism and multilingualism
Distribution and maintenance of community languages in Australia
The use of community languages in Australia
Structural and typological aspects of community languages
The formulation and implementation of language policies