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Title: Maltese and Portuguese in contact : emigration and language maintenance
Authors: Bonnici, Thomas
Keywords: Maltese -- Cultural assimilation -- Brazil
Language maintenance -- Malta
Language maintenance -- Brazil
Malta -- Emigration and immigration -- History
Brazil -- Emigration and immigration -- History
Issue Date: 1992
Publisher: University of Malta
Citation: Bonnici, T. (1992). Maltese and Portuguese in contact : emigration and language maintenance. Journal of Maltese Studies, 21-22, 1-9.
Abstract: Emigrants have taken the Maltese Language not only to the traditional Mediterranean settlements and to English-speaking countries but to many "exotic" places as well. Many Latin American countries have heard the intonation of the Maltese tongue too. In this research work the author would like to analyse the fortune of the Maltese language in the case of emigrants in Brazil and its influence on the Portuguese language spoken by them. After brief considerations on the peculiarities of the Maltese in Brazil, an analysis will be undertaken in a restricted area of Linguistics, namely Phonetics and Code-switching, with regard to the encounter between Maltese and Portuguese.
Appears in Collections:JMS, Volume 21-22
JMS, Volume 21-22

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