Remittances Review

ISSN:2059-6588 | e-ISSN: 2059-6596

ISSN:2059-6588 | e-ISSN: 2059-6596

Examining the Sociolinguistics Factors Influencing Language Shift and Language Maintenance among Immigrant Communities in English-Speaking Countries

Syed Asad Kamal Jan, Ashraf Ali, Abdullah Khan, Naseem Ullah, Zubair Hussain, Kashif Lodhi
Sociolinguistic elements, transformation of languages, immigrant populations, English-speaking countries, social affiliation. ,


This study examines the complex sociolinguistic elements that influence the preservation and transformation of languages in immigrant populations residing in English-speaking countries. The study examines the intricate dynamics that influence language patterns among immigrant groups, encompassing factors such as social affiliation, cultural conservation, economic assimilation, and linguistic status. The study employs a qualitative research methodology to examine the lived experiences and viewpoints of immigrants about language usage and preservation. This is done through in-depth interviews and ethnographic observations. Analyzing the obtained data thematically helps identify patterns and trends in language shift and maintenance. This study offers valuable understanding of the reasons behind and challenges faced by immigrant populations. The findings underscore the significance of community backing, educational initiatives, and cultural empowerment in bolstering language preservation endeavors. After the study concludes, legislators and community stakeholders are presented with recommendations for inclusive language legislation and support structures that assist immigrant groups in English-speaking countries in preserving their heritage languages.