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Title: Varieties of English and Maltese
Authors: Briffa, Charles
Keywords: Malta -- Languages
English language -- Malta
Maltese language -- Malta
Bilingualism -- Malta
Issue Date: 1993
Publisher: De La SaIle Brothers Publications
Citation: Briffa, C. (1993). Varieties of English and Maltese. In: S. J. A. Clews (ed.),┬áThe Malta Year Book 1993. Malta: De La SaIle Brothers Publications, pp. 442-446.
Abstract: Although English is spoken in several Maltese families much of this English is a semi-literal translation from Maltese. The result is that children, coming from these homes, go to school with a brand of spoken English built up from a language highly influenced by Maltese. Teachers are often heard remarking that these children speak a language that is neither English nor Maltese. We may, therefore, assume the following possible groups of speakers in Malta. [excerpt]
Appears in Collections:Malta Yearbook : 1993

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