Hatoss, Aniko (2003) Identity formation, cross-cultural attitudes and language maintenance in the Hungarian Diaspora of Queensland. In: Cultural Citizenship: Challenges of globalisation: An interdisciplinary conference., 5-7 December 2002, Melbourne, Australia.
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[Abstract]: The purpose of this paper is to discuss some cultural factors influencing the language maintenance and shift patterns of the Hungarian community of Brisbane. This paper examines language shift in the context of language use in the family domain and discusses the connections between the development of cross-cultural attitudes (attitudes to the host society as well as the home culture), identity development and language maintenance and shift. The empirical evidence based on a sociolinguistic survey suggests that Hungarians attach great value to their language. Keeping a strong Hungarian identity is a strong factor in intergenerational language maintenance, and the development of dual identities does not necessarily lead to language shift. Dual identity can be an additive rather than a subtractive force in the development of Hungarian-English bilinguality.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)|
|Additional Information:||Published with permission from the publisher.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||cultural identity, ethnolinguistic identity, Hungarian-English bilingualism, immigrant communities' language maintenance and shift, acculturation, European communities in Australia|
|Subjects:||380000 Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences > 380200 Linguistics > 380205 Language in Culture and Society (Sociolinguistics)|
|Depositing User:||Dr Aniko Hatoss|
|Date Deposited:||11 Oct 2007 00:36|
|Last Modified:||02 Jul 2013 22:36|
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