Language maintenance patterns of Turkish immigrant communities in Australia, and Western Europe

the impact of majority attitudes on ethnolinguistic vitality perceptions

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    Abstract

    This study examines the relationship between language maintenance patterns of Turkish immigrants in two different contexts and their ethnolinguistic vitality perceptions. It appears that mainstream society¿s attitudes towards the minority groups affects the language maintenance patterns and ethnolinguistic vitality perceptions of the ethnic minority. As documented in this study, Turkish immigrants in Australia have low ethnolinguistic vitality perceptions but their language maintenance is as strong as that of Turkish immigrants in Germany, where Turkish appears to have more vitality.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)121-142
    Number of pages21
    JournalInternational Journal of the Sociology of Language
    Volume165
    Publication statusPublished - 2004

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    immigrant
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    community
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    Immigrant Communities
    Language Maintenance
    Ethnolinguistic Vitality
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    Ethnic Minorities
    Vitality
    Minority Groups
    Germany

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