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Author Hatoss, Anikó

Title Displacement, language maintenance and identity : Sudanese refugees in Australia / by Aniko Hatoss
Published Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2013


Description 1 online resource
Series IMPACT : studies in language and society, 1385-7908 ; v. 34
Impact, studies in language and society ; 34.
Contents Introduction: Communities in transition -- The ecology of immigrant languages -- The ethnolinguistic study -- Language policy context -- Displacement -- Languages lost and gained in transition -- New spaces of multilingualism in Australia -- Constructing identities -- Projecting the future -- Micro-level language planning
Summary This monograph presents an ecological perspective to the study of language maintenance and shift in immigrant contexts. The ecology incorporates past, present and future and treats spatial and temporal dimensions as the main organizing frames in which everyday language use and identity development can be explored. The methods combine a quantitative domain-based sociolinguistic survey with discourse analytic approaches. The novel approach is valuable for fellow researchers working in interdisciplinary fields of language maintenance, language shift, multilingualism andlanguage planning in migration contexts. The ecological perspective adds to sociolinguistic theories of globalization and responds to current dynamics of translocality in modern immigrant contexts. The research presents language use and language planning efforts in the Sudanese community of Australia. Language, culture, race and ethnic identity are explored in unique sociolinguistic contexts using an emic research lens and giving voice to the participants
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Language maintenance.
Language and culture.
Sudanese -- Australia
Refugees -- Australia
Intercultural communication.
17.23 multilingual sociolinguistics.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture.
Intercultural communication.
Language and culture.
Language maintenance.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789027271006