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ERIC Number: ED036217
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 478
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Language Loyalty in the United States: The Maintenance and Perpetuation of Non-English Mother Tongues by American Ethnic and Religious Groups.
Fishman, Joshua A.; And Others
This is a study of cultural-linguistic self-maintenance efforts, rationales, and accomplishments of non-English speaking immigrants in America. Trend analyses, contrast of separate cultural and linguistic groups, internal comparisons, and the examination of language maintenance and language shift phenomena contribute in the major effort to reveal the current extent and status of culture and language maintenance among the ethnic and religious groups studied. A major portion concentrates on resources and institutions for formal language maintenance including size, generational structure, socio-demographic characteristics, radio broadcasts, and schools and parishes. Other chapters deal with interacting language maintenance contexts and processes, especially the ethnic family, community, and organization. Four integrative essays on Spanish, French, German, and Ukrainian facilitate a reconsideration of empirical relationships and theoretical propositions previously advanced. Appendixes discussing methodology, language maintenance and language shift as a field of inquiry, charts, tables, and a name and subject index are provided. (RL)
Mouton & Co., The Hague, The Netherlands ($20.50)
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