Publication details [#56389]

Dye, T. Wayne and Sally Folger Dye. 2012. A tale of three languages: language shift in a micro-context. International Journal of the Sociology of Language 214 : 27–38.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
De Gruyter


This paper documents the processes that, over more than forty years, engendered language shift in the Wagu village of Papua New Guinea, involving the death of one language, the attrition of another, and the succesful survival of a third against the odds.