Language maintenance and language shift among first-generation Franco-Mauritians

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAn international perspective on language policies, practices and proficiencies
EditorsDenis Cunningham, Aniko Hatoss
Place of PublicationBelgrave
PublisherFederation Internationale des Professeurs de Langues Vivantes (FIPLV)
Pages393-416
Number of pages24
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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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)