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An investigation of individual networks of linguistic contact among Vietnamese origin children in Australia


Nguyen, TMP and Le, Q, An investigation of individual networks of linguistic contact among Vietnamese origin children in Australia, Linguistic Diversity and Cultural Identity: A Global Perspective, Nova Science Publishers, Q Le and T Le (ed), New York, pp. 117-128. ISBN 978-1-61209-602-5 (2011) [Research Book Chapter]

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Australia is a linguistically and culturally diverse nation with migrants and refugees from different parts of the world. Among those are Vietnamese, the fifth largest community in Australia (after English, Greek, Chinese, and New Zealand). This study aims to examine three Vietnamese-origin children’s individual networks of linguistic contact to form a framework that assists in the community language maintenance in Australia. Several factors which contribute or impede Vietnamese language maintenance were identified. It is also suggested from the study that collective efforts from familial environments, school authorities and local communities are vital to the maintenance of community languages. For creating a literacy-rich environment, parents’ guidance and tutoring, and grandparents’ involvement are essential factors to contribute to the development and maintenance of community languages in general and Vietnamese language in particular.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:Community languages, Vietnamese; Australia, language maintenance.
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Linguistics
Research Field:Sociolinguistics
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Communication
Objective Field:Communication across languages and culture
UTAS Author:Le, Q (Dr Quynh Le)
ID Code:73661
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:UTAS Centre for Rural Health
Deposited On:2011-10-19
Last Modified:2014-05-21
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