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Lecture

Minority Group Responses


Department
Sociology
Course Code
SOC336H1
Professor
Brasch

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Nov 2 – Minority Group Responses & Ethnic Community Formation
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Language retention
Knowledge, use, and transmission
Language =
-Means of communication
-Symbolic
Words can signify ethnic affiliations with others
Know “at least some” of heritage language
Other causes may be religion, affiliation with ethnic community
Reitz:
-Language knowledge, language use, listening to ethnic radio, and reading the ethnic-language
press
-High score
oAdult immigrants = 78.9%
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Language maintenance is a necessary condition for the maintenance of ethnic identity.
Depends on the group
Non-Official Language Study (1973)
Fluent in their ethnic language
-First generation: 71%
-Fourth generation: 0%
No knowledge of ethnic language
-First generation: 1.9%
-Fourth generation: 81.2%
Language change
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