Community language

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A community language is a language spoken by members of minority groups or communities within a majority language context.[1] It is a term used in preference to terms like "immigrant language", "ethnic language" or "mother language".

Note that the term community language learning usually doesn't refer to learning a community language, but to methodology.

Further reading[edit]

Clyne, Michael (1991) Community Languages: The Australian Experience. Cambridge : CUP.

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