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Language maintenance and shift: A review of theoretical and regional issues with special reference to Borneo

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Author(s): Sercombe PG

Editor(s): David, M.K.

Publication type: Book Chapter

Publication status: Published

Book Title: Methodological and Analytical Issues in Language Maintenance and Language Shift Studies

Year: 2002

Pages: 1-19

Edition: 1st

Series Title: Duisburg Papers on Research in Language & Culture

Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing

Place Published: Berlin

Notes: This chapter considers the main debates regarding the underlying causes of language shift and seeks to test their validity in relation to a number of contexts in Borneo. One of the main issues to arise is that of applying theory that has been developed mainly in 'bi'lingual situations to those where 'multi'lingualism is the norm.

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ISBN: 9783631389201