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Nations in Africa, the United States, Asia and Europe give you the sociolinguistic contexts defined during this quantity. They contain settings the place 3 or extra languages are spoken and the place audio system are trilingual. With the point of interest on kinfolk, tuition and the broader neighborhood, the e-book illustrates own, social, cultural and political components contributing to the purchase and upkeep of trilingualism and highlights a wealthy trend of trilingual language use.

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Nations in Africa, the United States, Asia and Europe give you the sociolinguistic contexts defined during this quantity. They contain settings the place 3 or extra languages are spoken and the place audio system are trilingual. With the point of interest on family members, university and the broader group, the booklet illustrates own, social, cultural and political elements contributing to the purchase and upkeep of trilingualism and highlights a wealthy trend of trilingual language use.

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On the other hand, adult intellectuals and professionals in the community expressed their regrets for not having achieved higher levels of literacy in Hebrew. It seems that, sometimes, multilinguals feel that they have a price to pay for maintaining the use of different languages and not becoming fully proficient in the dominant language. Professionals in the Circassian community expressed this feeling of cost and benefit. In the context of natural trilingualism or multilingualism, the individual makes choices with respect to a dominant language among three or four, depending on perceptions of societal dominance, personal aspirations and attitudes towards the different languages.

We shall discuss, in this respect, perceptions of language proficiency, perceptions of identity and perceptions of language dominance, focusing on how they might lead to preferences of language choice. Perceptions of language proficiency How do people in the two contexts perceive the concept of language proficiency? A person born into a monolingual community, whose mother tongue happens to coincide with the dominant language in the 31 32 1111 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1011 1 2 3111 4 5 6 7 8 9 20111 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 30111 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 40 41111 Contexts of Trilingualism community, tends to perceive the desired language proficiency in that language as being ‘close to perfect’.

They were brought here by the Turks at the time of the Ottoman Empire as a loyal Moslem community. Today one might say that they function in the following manner: they speak Circassian as their mother tongue and home language, they acquire Arabic at a very early age as the language of religion and of communication with the immediate environment and as the main language of instruction in school, and they acquire Hebrew as their second school language and the language of the state in which they live.

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