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Language maintenance, erosion and ethnic identity

Stephen W. Williams

Language maintenance, erosion and ethnic identity

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Published by North Staffordshire Polytechnic, Department of Geography and Recreation Studies in Stoke-on-Trent .
Written in English


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StatementStephen Wyn Williams.
SeriesDiscussion papers in geolinguistics -- no.6
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Open LibraryOL20380504M

The salience of ethnicity when compared to race is also highlighted in the work of some racial and ethnic scholars who refer to race as a “secondary” category of identity, whereas ethnicity is referred to as an “anchoring” or “primary identity” (Itzigsohn and Dore-Cabral ; McDermott and Samson ). Moreover, the “maintenance. Patterns of social interaction between ethnic groups form the basis of this study which deals with language usage in the multilingual, multi-ethnic community of Corozal District, Belize. Findings show that language is regarded as the principal mark of ethnic identity for this group. (Author/JLF)Cited by: 9. Identify the key geographic features of Russia. Analyze how the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union approached the issue of ethnic identity. Describe the current areas of ethnic conflict within Russia. Explain how Russian history impacted its modern-day geographic landscape. Russia is the largest country in the world, containing 1/8 of the. B) Asian Americans are the best educated of any ethnic subculture in the United States. C) Asian Americans have the distinction of having a common language that acts as a unifying cultural agent. D) Asian American households are larger than most other ethnic households in America.


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Language maintenance, erosion and ethnic identity by Stephen W. Williams Download PDF EPUB FB2

This study reveals the processes of language erosion and maintenance as they are affected by ethnicity and ethnic group interaction based on a survey of two communities in Wales, one largely anglicized and the other largely Welsh-speaking.

The foundational chapter by Joshua A. Fishman describes how language, ethnicity, and identity are variable and changeable. The essays in the first part of the Handbook view language and ethnic identity through the lenses of sociolinguistics, psychology, anthropology, politics, and : Paperback. Genre/Form: History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Ethnicity, ethnic identity, and language maintenance.

New York: Garland Pub., Get this from a library. Language maintenance and ethnic identity in a migrant context: the case of Citumbuka in Dowa District of Central Malawi. [Edrinnie Lora-Kayambazinthu; Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa.]. Language and Identity: An introduction.

The language we use forms an important part of our sense of who we are - of our identity. This book outlines the relationship between our identity as members of groups - ethnic, national, religious and gender - and the language varieties important to each s: 1.

Language Maintenance and Ethnic Identity in a Migrant Context The introduction of Cicewa as a national language sinceand the ban on Citumbuka in the national radio and schools successfully curtailed the use of the language at the national level, but it continued to be used in the peopleís everyday lives.

Book Preview. Currency. Barth's, Fredrik () edited book, Ethnic Groups and Boundaries, is a classic contribution to our understanding of the maintenance of ethnic identity over time and circumstance. Edwards's, John () Language, Society and Identity gives a comprehensive overview of the : John Edwards.

Ackaert and Deschouwer () state that language can play a role in the development of immigrant identities in two ways. In the past, the research focus on ethnic identity implied looking at national identity (a feeling of connection to a nation state) or at identification with the people of a nation : Rusty Barrett.

With the enlargement of the European Union, language, as a crucial element of ethnic identity, has recently again advanced to the focus of the European political and social stage. In the European tradition, language has become a major marker of belonging to a particular ethnic or national group.

About the Author. JOHN is Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of Edinburgh. He previously taught at the University of Maryland at College Park and at the University of Hong Kong. His books include Eloquence and Power, Ideologies of Language (with ), Limiting the Arbitrary and From Whitney to by: Assyrian Language Maintenance and Erosion in U.S.

5 5 If those conditions are not met and if the hegemony of the majority languages persists, as is the case nowadays, then Aramaic is destined to give way to English, Farsi, Arabic, Russian and Turkish, among others.

An objective. The volume presents a selection of contributions related to integration, adaptation, language attitudes and language change among young Russian-speaking immigrants in Germany. At the turn of the century, Germany, which defined itself as a mono-ethnic and mono-racial society, has become a country integrating various immigrant groups.

Among those, there are three different types. part of their identity but they also felt that the non-maintenance of the ethnic language could not deprive a person of his/her identity as an Iyer so long as he/she ‘is a Tamil Brahmin by birth’.

A Study of Maintenance and Erosion of Polish, Welsh, and Chinese Languages in Australia. The results of the analysis of the data indicate that ethnic identity development on the mainland is a dynamic, lifelong process of additive biculturalism.

Furthermore, the actual content of ethnic identity seems to vary from Puerto Rican to Puerto Rican, determined by individual interests and by: 4. Writing a book on language maintenance and language shift in the second decade of the twenty-first century poses some interesting challenges.

The term ‘language maintenance’ evokes both a sense of ‘stability’ and a level of abstraction that may seem increasingly at odds with the linguistic realities characterising many communities and societies around the world. This paper is concerned with the issue of ethnic identity maintenance and heritage language retention in Canada.

The first section of the paper deals with the importance of language to identity, arguing that language is the central marker of ethnic identity within minority groups themselves.

Issues of language and identity can make or break any kind of development project. Failure to take these concepts into account can result in irrelevant projects, unused products, and lost opportunities. But the relationship between language and identity is complex and varied—and even more so in a highly multilingual, massively migrating world.

In some instances, physical attributes­ pigmentation ofthe skin or body shape-providethe foundation of ethnic identity. To consolidate such an identity the members of an ethnic group must also share ideas, behavior patterns, feelings, and meaning. They should distinguish themselves (we) from others (they).

In this essay I will argue that language influences and does play an important role in our ethnic and social identity. Language has many definitions, here are a few that have been proposed over time, Henry Sweet, an English phonetician and language scholar, stated: ” Language is the expression of ideas by means of speech-sounds combined into words, words are combined into sentences, this.

Dive Ten years in the making, this book is the sequel to Jared Taylor's seminal Paved With Good Intentions.

In White Identity, Taylor systematically marshals the data to show that: People of all races pay lip service to the ideal of integration but generally prefer to remain apart/5. A n LANGUAGE, ETHNIC IDENTITY AND CHANGE associated language in its particular group-reference function may still have r e m n a n t s in the language used by its a d h e r e n t s.

T h e s e form a culturallyloaded vocabulary that acts to preserve one's feeling of ethnic identity (E a s t m a n, ,a, b).Cited by: 1. Identity and Self-Esteem A child’s home language is the language of his family. It is the language used to love and nurture him from the time he is born and it is the language in which he learns about the world and how he fits into it.

It is so important to support and honor this powerful beginning and to help the child see that this part of. The book is relevant for anyone looking to more deeply understand bilingual education and language maintenance in today’s global context.

Keywords Linguistic landscape Multilingual language policy for minorities in China Yi language or Han language Yi ethnic school Language ideology Yi. The volume presents a selection of contributions related to integration, adaptation, language attitudes and language change among young Russian-speaking immigrants in Germany.

At the turn of the century, Germany, which defined itself as a mono-ethnic and mono-racial society, has become a country integrating various immigrant : The book then proceeds with a description of quantitative and qualitative results on linguistic variation and ethnic identity.

These analyses show how linguistic variation is only one way of signalling belonging to a community and highlight that Chinese Americans draw on a variety of sources, most notably the heritage language, to construct and Brand: Palgrave Macmillan.

Identity is the totality of one's perception of self, or how we as individuals view ourselves as unique from others. Bhugra (6,7) notes that racial, cultural and ethnic identities form part of one's identity, and identity will change with development at a personal as well as at a social level along with migration and acculturation.

Social Cited by:   In this age of identity politics, dignity is all too often reduced to the public affirmation of ethnic or cultural identity. Witness a new book by Eric Kaufmann, Whiteshift, that is likely to stir.

The maintenance of a community’s first language is also a significant issue for many people who belong to diverse ethnic communities whose members, or their ancestors, have migrated to Australia.

The use of community languages is important both for individual and group identity. Ethnic Identity and the Maintenance of Heritage Languages ‘Neither ethnicity nor mother tongue nor even identities can be treated as things, commodities, that one can choose and discard like an old coat at will’ ~Tove Skutnabb-Kangas (qtd in Fishman 55) Broadly speaking, “language policy” in the United States is thought of as a covert policy.

Language maintenance, shift and revitalization: Theoretical background 5 Language and Ethnic identity 7 Studies on language maintenance and shift among immigrants in Sweden 8 3. The Socio-linguistic Situation in Eritrea 9 Language in Eritrea 9 Language policy during the colonial period () Language and Ethnic Boundaries Christina Bratt Paulston University o f ~'ttsburgh Rolland G.

Paulston ABSTRACT This paper examines the phenomenon of group bilingualism, the origins of the contact situations which lead to it, and the role of lan- guage in maintaining ethnic boundaries, especially in revitalization by: 6.

An ethnic dialect is the distinct form of a language spoken by members of a particular ethnic group. Also called socioethnic dialect. Ronald Wardhaugh and Janet Fuller point out that "ethnic dialects are not simply foreign accents of the majority language, as many of their speakers may well be monolingual speakers of the majority languageAuthor: Richard Nordquist.

Klee, CAMigration, ethnic identity and heritage language maintenance of Spanish-speaking youth in English-speaking societies: A reexamination: Spanish in English-speaking societies.

in K Potowski & J Rothman (eds), Bilingual Youth: Spanish in English-speaking societies. John Benjamins, Amsterdam, pp.

Author: Carol A Klee. The notion of identity as an ever-changing process also comes back in a performance piece by Christina M. Ceisel (), tailored to what ethnic identity means: “Ethnicity is the product of actions undertaken by ethnic groups as they shape and reshape their self-definition and culture; however, ethnicity is also constructed by external social.

Ethnic identities factor into a wide variety of cultural practices – including politics, religion, marriage and economics.

Geography play a significant role in the creation, maintenance and erosion of ethnic identity. To read the latest version of this chapter, click on.

Language preservation is the effort to prevent languages from becoming unknown. A language is at risk of being lost when it no longer is taught to younger generations, while fluent speakers of the language (usually the elderly) die.

Language is an important part of any society, because it enables people to communicate and express themselves. Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. participants. An awareness of individual perceptions of the presumed language/identity link may have implications for conceptualising Aboriginality, for understanding the role of language in identity negotiation, and for undertaking language maintenance efforts.

Keywords: language attitudes, cultural identity, Aboriginal, Canada, discourse analysis. THE MAINTENANCE OF ETHNIC CULTURE AND MANIFESTATIONS OF ETHNIC IDENTITY IN THE LIFE STORIES OF FINNISH IMMIGRANTS by MINNA K. GRANTHAM B.S. University of Florida, A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in the Department of Sociology in the College of Arts and SciencesAuthor: Minna Grantham.

When originally published in Norway, Ethnic Groups and Boundaries marked the transition to a new era of ethnic studies. Today this much-cited classic is regarded as the seminal volume from which stems much current anthropological thinking about ethnicity.

Ethnic Groups and Boundaries opens with Barths invaluable thirty-page essay that introduces students to important theoretical issues in the.

The current chapter reviews existing empirical work on ethnic identity and its relation to psychosocial functioning among ethnic minorities in the United States.

A working definition of the construct of ethnic identity is presented, followed by an overview of the theoretical frameworks that have informed the literature on ethnic identity.An endangered language or moribund language, is a language that is at risk of falling out of use as its speakers die out or shift to speaking other languages.

Language loss occurs when the language has no more native speakers and becomes a "dead language".If no one can speak the language at all, it becomes an "extinct language".A dead language may still be studied through recordings or.