Category: Language and Identity

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Languages in Contact: An Ethnographic Study of Interaction in an Immersion School

Language is closely related to identity of the speakers and the community. Language contact and bilingualism are, thus, very interesting topics in sociolinguistics. In this blog post, I will summarise and briefly discuss the paper Languages in Contact: An Ethnographic Study of Interaction in an Immersion School by Ailie Cleghorn from McGill University and Fred Genesee...

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Language and Identity

Language is closely related to identity, especially in a place like India, which is a multi-ethnic and multi-linguistic area. While it sounds good to say things like there is unity in diversity etc., in reality, the picture is quite complicated. Language and religion have been the two major symbols of group identity in India, and,...