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The dynamics of contacts and multilingual practices in the Chinese community in Britain. Revisiting social network analysis

Li, W; (2021) The dynamics of contacts and multilingual practices in the Chinese community in Britain. Revisiting social network analysis. Journal of Asian Pacific Communication , 31 (2) pp. 279-297. 10.1075/japc.00068.li. Green open access

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Abstract

This article revisits the application of Social Network Analysis to the study of language maintenance and language shift in the Chinese community in Britain. An approach that focuses more on individual variations, including variable behaviours by the same speaker in different contexts, is proposed. The approach is illustrated with new data from Chinese-speaking families in London. The role of the social media in language maintenance and language shift, and in promoting multilingual practices is explored.

Type: Article
Title: The dynamics of contacts and multilingual practices in the Chinese community in Britain. Revisiting social network analysis
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1075/japc.00068.li
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1075/japc.00068.li
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Chinese in Britain; language maintenance and language shift; social media; Social Network Analysis
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Culture, Communication and Media
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10135668
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