Book Chapter

On the relation between linguistic and social factors in migrant language contact

M Clyne, Y Slaughter, J Hajek, D Schupbach

Language Structure and Environment | John Benjamins Publishing Company | Published : 2015


With a rich migration history, the Australian context has provided a fascinating and fertile landscape through which to explore the patterns of linguistic and sociolinguistic variation which arise when languages and cultures are transplanted from earlier, often bilingual, environments to a new English-dominant one. Drawing on extensive research undertaken in the Australian context, this chapter explores a range of linguistic and sociolinguistic features relevant to understanding language contact in a migrant setting, including facilitation of code-switching; pragmatic effects, such as the use of modal particles and discourse markers and address patterns; standardization and codification; plu..

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