Examining an example of linguistic plurality on the island of Mauritius, where more than two-thirds of the population is of Indian ancestry, this study focuses on the formation of diaspora as mediated through the cultural phenomenon of Indian ancestral languages - principally Hindi, which is used in religious contexts.That is, they cannot be clearly attributed to only one of the two languages in question. ... a language that does not have value they will say to you . . . you are going to school, you speak English, you speak French, why do ... It is a language like all other languages but culture is the reason that English and French dominate.
|Publisher||:||Univ of California Press - 2006|