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Language Loss: Czech in the Diaspora

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Author(s): Cope, Lida | Dittmann, Robert
This entry focuses on language shift and loss in the Czech diaspora. It provides a comprehensive introduction to the most notable historically Czech communities around the world, explains the major types of mass emigration, reviews available research on the key historically Czech metropolitan centers and rural communities, features Texas Czech as one well examined diasporic variety, and offers some contrastive and general observations on language change in the Czech diaspora. Introduction: Language contact, shift, and lossIt is estimated that nearly half of the world’s…
Date: 2020-05-22