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Title:Shift Happens, but When? The Timing of Language Shift in Immigrant Generations
Author(s):Ortman, Jennifer M.
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Stevens, Gillian
Department / Program:Sociology
Discipline:Sociology
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Hispanic American Studies
Abstract:This study provides an antidote to the assumption in prior research that the process of language shift is entirely the outcome of mother-tongue shift, an intergenerational process. It is not a simple matter of mother-tongue shift, nor is it a process experienced in the same way by all immigrant groups. The maintenance of a non-English language across generations requires that the language be passed from parents to children, but while some children continue to use their parent's non-English mother tongue over their lifetime, other children grow to prefer and use only English.
Issue Date:2008
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:214 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/86230
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3347492
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:2008


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