Publication details [#5417]

Keenan, Edward Louis and Elinor Ochs. 1979. Becoming a competent speaker of Malagasy. In Shopen, Timothy, ed. Languages and their speakers. Winthrop. pp. 113–158.
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Article in book
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Language as a subject


K. and O. describe the major adaptations that a native speaker of a Western European language must experience in order to become a competent speaker of Malagasy (the language of Madagascar). Explicit attention is paid to conditions on the use of speech.