Language and Ethnolinguistic Identity: The Bilingualism Question

@inproceedings{Lamy1979LanguageAE,
  title={Language and Ethnolinguistic Identity: The Bilingualism Question},
  author={Paul G. Lamy},
  year={1979}
}
Until quite recently, research on bilingualism, ethnolinguistic identity and ethnic attitudes was based on clinical, experimental or participant observations, studies. The need for larger, representative samples and the use of multivariate analysis was evident. Even in the late sixties, the complaint was voiced that 'their are no surveys to aid in formulating the generalizations' (Diebold 1968:236). Actually, since the mid-sixties, suitable data have become available for Canada, Belgium, South… 

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