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Ehala, Martin. 2011. Hot and cold ethnicities: modes of Ethnolinguistic Vitality. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development 32 (2) : 187–200.
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This study argues that ethnolinguistic behaviour is more influenced by social structural factors and by members' motivations than by their subjective ethnolinguistic vitality perceptions. It suggests that ethnolinguistic vitality, -or the group's capacity to act as an energetic collective complex-, depends on the emotional adhesion of its members to this collective identity.