Language and migration: perspectives and experiences
Published Online: 4 FEB 2013
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The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration
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Carnevale, N. C. 2013. Language and migration: perspectives and experiences. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .
- Published Online: 4 FEB 2013
Immigrants have always had to contend with language. Even internal migrants may be faced with different languages. India, to take one example of a country with significant levels of internal migration, is home to some two dozen official languages and hundreds of “mother tongues” reflecting the country's tremendous cultural diversity that includes languages that are not native to the subcontinent. Migrants who share the language of their host country still encounter linguistic variations. While each circumstance is unique, immigrant encounters with language around the globe, p and present, have some common features.
- cultural diversity;