publication . Article . 2008

Os conceitos língua materna, segunda língua e língua estrangeira e os falantes de línguas alóctones minoritárias no sul do Brasil

Spinassé, Karen Pupp;
Open Access Portuguese
  • Published: 01 May 2008
Abstract
As linguist, we always have to deal with terms like First, Second and Foreign Languages, but many times we don’t notice, how peculiars they are and how specific and difficult are their definitions. In Brazil, we have peculiar situations of immigrant languages, which are spoken in some groups of people in some communities in their day-by-day. There is much controversy related to the denomination we give to these linguistic varieties, what concerns its status and its relationship with the other neighbor or concurrent varieties. In this paper, we intend to discuss theoretically the terms above, transporting the denomination and its application to the reality of som...
Subjects
free text keywords: Bilingüismo, Língua materna, Língua estrangeira, immigrant language; minority language; linguistic contact; bilingualism.
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