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Authors: Kocaevli G.
Abstract: This paper aims to conduct a comparative analysis on the linguistic integration both in the case of Turkish immigrants in Germany, and Mexican immigrants in the United States within a historical perspective. These integrative policies will be studied first by giving certain background information on the migratory history of the two countries, Mexican immigration to the US, and Turkish immigration to Germany, respectively. These two cases were picked as the analytical subjects of this paper because both immigrant nations migrated to the related country to constitute a labour force since there was a huge need for that due to several reasons such as the loss of manpower after certain wars or revolutions. At the end of this comparative study, it is speculated to be found that there are certain parallels between these two immigrant societies in the way that they speak their native languages as part of their cultures in the receiving country since both nations have a conventionalist nature which makes them tend more to protect their own culture and pay less effort to integrate into the society in which they are living. Even though this integration might be realized in certain forms such as economic status and exogamy, it does not cover all segments nor is there any desire of the receiving government to integrate the immigrants but rather they make policies to isolate them.
Keywords: Keywords: culture, German Turks, immigration, integration, language, Mexican Americans.
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