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Author Gasser, Elena, author
Title Structure of language change : a case study of language use by Russian immigrants to Israel / Elena Gasser
Imprint Frankfurt am Main : PL Academic Research, 2015
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  P115.5.I75 G37 2015    AVAILABLE    30630020094528
Descript vii, 214 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
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Series European University Studies. Series XXI, Linguistics, 0721-3352 ; volume 387 = Europäische Hochschulschriften. Reihe XXI, Linguistik ; Band 387 = Publications Universitaires Européennes. Série XXI, Linguistique ; volume 387
European university studies. Series 21, Linguistics ; v. 387
Europäische Hochschulschriften. Reihe 21, Linguistik ; Bd. 387
Publications universitaires européennes. Série 21, Linguistique ; v. 387
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-179)
"The goal of the present study was to identify, describe and account for bilingual (Russian-Hebrew) varieties spoken in the Russian immigrant community in Israel. In order to achieve this complex goal, an interdisciplinary approach was chosen based on a combination of linguistic, psychological and sociological disciplines. The analysis of bilingual data has shown that there were three main types of bilingual varieties in use. The varieties were distinguished on the basis of the dominant patterns of language mixing (showing the evidence of a general shift from insertional to alternational CS) as well as of the directionality of CS. The three main speech styles were partly related to their speakers' generational memberships. However, the differences in speech styles were not so much the function of generational affiliations, as of the actual linguistic behavior in the immigrants' social lives. The variations within generational cohorts were better accounted for in terms of these speakers' identities, attitudes and habitual language choices"-- Provided by publisher
In English; with German and English introductions
Link 9783653032499 (online)
Subject Bilingualism -- Israel
Russians -- Israel -- Languages
Immigrants -- Israel -- Language
Alt Title Structural aspects of bilingual speech : a case study of language use in the Russian immigrants community in Israel
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