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Basic Concepts, and Overview of Sources, Quality of Data, and Methods

  • Jacob S. Siegel
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Abstract

This book sets forth the elements of a newly defined field of study called ethnolinguistic demography, a merger of subfields of demography and linguistics, or more specifically, social demography and sociolinguistics. I begin with some notes on the concepts of population and language, their relation to one another and to the field of ethnolinguistic demography. Although I am seeking to achieve a felicitous merger of the two areas, I am primarily concerned with the analysis of issues of language as a demographer rather than the analysis of issues of demography as a linguist.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jacob S. Siegel
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  1. 1.North BethesdaUSA

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