language shift

Anthea Fraser Gupta A.F.Gupta at
Mon Aug 13 08:38:48 UTC 2007

Christina said:

> Think of Britain.  Since the invasion of 
> the Germanic hordes (I am thinking of the Angles and the Saxon), part
of - 
> and that is an important proviso- the population has been steadily 
> involved in some kind of shift

On the other hand, as a result of migration, the England of the 2000s is
more multilingual than the England of my childhood in the 1950s. And
some communities that are large enough and have some geographical
concentration have been able to maintain it.


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Anthea Fraser Gupta (Dr)

School of English, University of Leeds, LS2 9JT

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