Language maintenance amongst the second generation
journal contributionposted on 04.05.2017 by Khoo, Siew-Ean
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The maintenance of community languages in the home varies greatly amongst the second-generation by ethnic origin. The shift towards English is greatest in families where one parent is Australian-born. However, in all communities there is a marked shift towards English amongst the second generation aged 25 or more. This implies a further substantial contraction in the maintenance of community languages in the third generation. Copyright. Monash University and the author/s