A gap exists in this field of study [LMLS, or Language Maintenance and Shift] where Franco-Mauritians are concerned. Individual figures relating to LMLS in this community group as a separate entity are not readily available, although Clyne’s (1991) studies refer occasionally to the Mauritian community as a whole, which would necessarily incorporate the divergent groups consisting of Franco-, Sino-, Indo-, Creole- and Anglo-Mauritians. It is therefore important to investigate how individual language groups from Mauritius maintain their language. This paper will focus on the pattern of LMLS among first generation Franco-Mauritians to examine how French is maintained in a single community.
|Title of host publication||An international perspective on language policies, practices and proficiencies|
|Editors||Denis Cunningham, Aniko Hatoss|
|Place of Publication||Belgrave|
|Publisher||Federation Internationale des Professeurs de Langues Vivantes (FIPLV)|
|Number of pages||24|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|
Patron, M. C. (2005). Language maintenance and language shift among first-generation Franco-Mauritians. In D. Cunningham, & A. Hatoss (Eds.), An international perspective on language policies, practices and proficiencies (pp. 393-416). Belgrave : Federation Internationale des Professeurs de Langues Vivantes (FIPLV)