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Bilingual Speech and Language Ecology in Greek Thrace: Romani and Pomak in contact with Turkish

Abstract : This paper examines the influence of language ecology (Mufwene 2001, 2005) on bilingual speech. It is based on first hand data from two undocumented varieties of Romani and Pomak in contact with Turkish in Greek Thrace, in both cases Turkish being an important language for the community's identity. This analysis shows, on one hand, how the Romani-Turkish fused lect (Auer 1998) was produced by intensive and extensive bilingualism through colloquial contact with the trade language, Turkish. On the other hand, it shows how semi-sedentary Pomak speakers had limited, institutional contact with Turkish, resulting in more traditional codeswitching and emblematic lexical borrowings.
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Evangelia Adamou. Bilingual Speech and Language Ecology in Greek Thrace: Romani and Pomak in contact with Turkish. Language in Society, Cambridge University Press (CUP), 2010, 39 (2), pp.147-171. ⟨10.1017/S0047404510000035⟩. ⟨hal-00410676v2⟩

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