Language Shift and Language Maintenance in Indonesia

@inproceedings{Musgrave2014LanguageSA,
  title={Language Shift and Language Maintenance in Indonesia},
  author={Simon Musgrave},
  year={2014}
}
Indonesia is a large nation in terms of both geography and population, and a very large number of languages are spoken within its territory. Historically, multilingualism was and is the norm in many parts of the archipelago, and common even in areas where one language dominates. The emergence of a unitary state with a national language after World War II has exerted pressure towards greater uniformity, but the shifts which are taking place are best viewed as changing patterns of multilingualism… Expand

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