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Language competition and shift in New Australia, Paraguay


Perez, Danae Maria (2019). Language competition and shift in New Australia, Paraguay. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan.

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This book is an innovative sociolinguistic study of New Australia, an Australian immigrant community in Paraguay in 1893, whose descendants today speak Guarani. Providing fresh data on a previously under-researched community who are an extremely rare case of language shifting from English heritage language to a local indigenous language, the case study is situated within the wider context of the colonial and post-colonial spread of English in Latin America over the past century. Drawing on insights from linguistic anthropology, sociolinguistics, Latin American studies and history, the author presents the history of the colony before closely analysing the interplay of language and identity in this uniquely diasporic setting. This book fills a longstanding gap in the World Englishes and heritage languages literature, and it will be of interest to scholars of colonial and postcolonial languages, and minority language more generally.

Abstract

This book is an innovative sociolinguistic study of New Australia, an Australian immigrant community in Paraguay in 1893, whose descendants today speak Guarani. Providing fresh data on a previously under-researched community who are an extremely rare case of language shifting from English heritage language to a local indigenous language, the case study is situated within the wider context of the colonial and post-colonial spread of English in Latin America over the past century. Drawing on insights from linguistic anthropology, sociolinguistics, Latin American studies and history, the author presents the history of the colony before closely analysing the interplay of language and identity in this uniquely diasporic setting. This book fills a longstanding gap in the World Englishes and heritage languages literature, and it will be of interest to scholars of colonial and postcolonial languages, and minority language more generally.

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Item Type:Monograph
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > English Department
Dewey Decimal Classification:410 Linguistics
Language:English
Date:2019
Deposited On:09 Dec 2019 11:28
Last Modified:07 Apr 2020 07:24
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan
Series Name:Palgrave Studies in Minority Languages and Communities
Number of Pages:238
ISBN:978-3-030-24988-5
Additional Information:Buchhandelsausgaben auf Basis der ursprünglichen Dissertation: From gringo to guarango: language shift in a former anglophone community in Paraguay. 2016, University of Zurich, Philosophische Fakultät
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-24989-2
Related URLs:https://www.recherche-portal.ch/permalink/f/5u2s2l/sfx_hbz4100000009678328 (Library Catalogue)

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