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Multilingualism in the British Isles By Edited by Safder Alladina

Multilingualism in the British Isles
by Edited by Safder Alladina

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An attempt to chart the dimensions of linguistic diversity in the British Isles, in which contributors look at those groups of the population whose linguistic background is African, Asian or from the Middle East.
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Multilingualism in the British Isles: v. 2: Africa, the Middle East and Asia by Edited by Safder Alladina

It was found in the Language Census of 1987 that there were 172 different languages spoken by children in Inner London Education Authority Schools. In this volume, the descriptions of different speech communities draws attention to the cultural renewals taking place within the value frame of each community. In its attempt to chart the dimensions of linguistic diversity in the British Isles, contributors look at those groups of the population whose linguistic background is African, Asian or from the Middle East. The four sections cover West African and Caribbean languages, before moving on to the South Asian speech communities from Bengali and Gujarati to Sinhala and Tamil. The volume includes discussions of East Asia, ranging from Filipino to Vietnamese, and the Farsi and Hebrew speech communities in the Middle East. Each chapter covers the history and origin of the language; its status in the homeland; its strength and vitality; the cultural and community factors which support its use; and the role of both community and mainstream education.

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Table of Contents


Part 1 The west African speech communities, Morgan Dalphinis; the Afro-English Creole speech community, Morgan Dalphinis; the Kweyol speech comunity, Hubisi Nwenmely. Part 2 South Asia: The Bengali speech community, Jyoti Husain; the Gujarati speech community, Jagdish Dave; the Hindi speech community, Mahendra K.Verma; the Panjabi speech community, V.K. Mahandru; the Urdu speech community, Farhat Khan; the Sri Lankan speech communities - the Sinhala speech community, Lakshmi de Zoysa, the Tamil speech community, Gnani Perinpanayagam. Part 3 East Asia: the Filipino speech communities, Amy Thompson; the Japanese speech community, Yoshiko Namie; the Hong Kong Chinese speech community, Lornita Yuen-Fan Wong; the Singaporean and Malaysian speech communities, Ron Chan; the Vietnamese Chinese speech community, Lornita Yuen-Fan Wong. Part 4 the Middle East: the Farsi Persian comunity, Shahia Taheri White; the Hebrew speech community, Judy Keiner.

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GOR001188253
Multilingualism in the British Isles: v. 2: Africa, the Middle East and Asia by Edited by Safder Alladina
Edited by Safder Alladina
Linguistics Library
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pearson Education Limited
1991-01-07
292
0582063655
9780582063655
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