Dynamics of Marginalisation and Assertive Maintenance in Multilingual Contact

  • Ajit Kumar Mohanty


This chapter looks into multilingualism in India and outcomes of contact between different linguistic groups. Based on studies in Bodo-Assamese and Kui-Odia contact outcomes, the chapter seeks some answers to the question “Why do some languages get marginalised and others are assertively maintained in situations of language contact?”


Multilingualism Marginalisation Acculturation Assimilation Integration Segregation 


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  • Ajit Kumar Mohanty
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  1. 1.NMRC, Jawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew DelhiIndia

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