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Some aspects of national language maintenance among children of Dutch and Polish origin in Canberra

Harvey, Susan Dora


The large-scale migration of non-English speaking peoples to Australia since the Second World War has led, for the first time in the country's history, to widespread, diverse multilingualism. Half a million young people in Australia were raised speaking languages other than English, but have had English as their language of school instruction. Thus, they are at least nominally bilingual. Little is known either about the fate of their mother tongue, however, or of the attitudes of such...[Show more]

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Date published: 1970
Type: Thesis (Masters sub-thesis)


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