Date of Award

7-31-2017

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Applied Linguistics and University Honors

Department

Applied Linguistics

First Advisor

Tucker Childs

Subjects

Code switching (Linguistics), Language maintenance, Persian language -- Oregon -- Portland -- Case studies

DOI

10.15760/honors.470

Abstract

This study looks at language shift and language maintenance as they pertain to Farsi-English speakers in Portland, Oregon. Using five informal interviews, insights into language use are provided, and the motivation behind language choices is explored. Using both first-generation and second-generation participants of immigrant families, a multi-faceted and inter-generational perspective on language shift is provided.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/21080

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