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Introduction

  • Danae PerezEmail author
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Part of the Palgrave Studies in Minority Languages and Communities book series (PSMLC)

Abstract

The Introduction starts out with the fact that even though the British Empire had a great interest in colonizing the South American continent, the impact of Britain and its language has been minimal there until today. The Introduction then describes the types of British settlers that have colonized the continent. Most of them belonged to one of three different groups, i.e., soldiers, professional staff, and members of small enclave communities that pursued specific purposes such as business or utopian ideals. The New Australian group of settlers belonged to the last group, as its goal was to establish an independent communist society in a remote location for which Paraguay, a Spanish colony in the center of the continent, was chosen. The remainder of the Introduction outlines the content of the book.

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  1. 1.University of ZurichZürichSwitzerland

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