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Title: Language shift and code alternation: a study of the multi-lingual speech community of Mennonites at the First Mennonite Church, Calgary
Authors: Funk, Vera
Keywords: Linguistics;German language;Ethnology;Multilingual communication;Code switching (Linguistics);Linguistic change;Sociolinguistics;Christian sociology--Mennonites;English language;Names, Personal--Mennonite
Issue Date: Jun-1985
Publisher: University of Calgary
Citation: Funk, V. (1985). Language shift and code alternation: a study of the multi-lingual speech community of Mennonites at the First Mennonite Church, Calgary. Calgary Working Papers in Linguistics, 11(Summer),33-47.
Abstract: The speech community being examined in this paper was founded in 1946 and included members who were immigrants from the post World War II migration and also of the post World War I migration. The community known as the Scarborough Mennonite Church originated with 29 members. Based on the church registry at the church's inception, all members' names were of Dutch origin. The comparison of this early list with that of today's membership indicates a definite change in the Mennonites' view of admitting 'outsiders' to the church and thus the accompanying shift in value placed on language within the church.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1880/51331
ISSN: English
2371-2643
Appears in Collections:Volume 11, Summer 1985

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