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Language maintenance amongst the second generation

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posted on 04.05.2017, 05:17 by Khoo, Siew-Ean
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


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People and place, vol. 3, no. 4 (1995), p. 9-12. ISSN 1039-4788

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