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ERIC Number: EJ824102
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-May
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1466-4208
From Language to Ethnolect: Maltese to Maltraljan
Bovingdon, Roderick
Current Issues in Language Planning, v5 n2 p166-175 May 2004
This paper outlines the influences that led to new ethnolect formation among an immigrant group, the Maltese, in Australia. Their sociolinguistic background and new linguistic environment brought about a divergence, particularly in terminology, from Standard Maltese, and necessitated the compilation of a glossary of the new ethnolect, Maltraljan. The newly emerged terminology has found acceptance by a government agency as a result of community-led rather than government-planned influence. (Contains 9 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia