Corpus ID: 150850945

Language Maintenance and Language Shift in Canada.

@inproceedings{Harrison1985LanguageMA,
  title={Language Maintenance and Language Shift in Canada.},
  author={Brian R. Harrison and R. Lachapelle},
  year={1985}
}
As in the US the traditional European sources of immigrants in Canada have given way to more newcomers from Caribbean and Asian countries adding to the ethnic diversity of the nation. For many of these ethnic groups the continued use of their language represents an important characteristic which distinguishes them from the majority. This article employs 1981 census data to study the Canadian process of language shift. Immigrants to Canada often tend to come in families which share the minority… Expand
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