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    Sociocultural integration and second language proficiency following migration

    Hammer, Kate (2017) Sociocultural integration and second language proficiency following migration. In: Beacco, J.-C. and Krumm, H.-J. and Little, D. and Thalgott, P. (eds.) The Linguistic Integration of Adult Migrants: Some lessons From research / L’intégration linguistique des migrants adultes: Les enseignements de la Recherche. Berlin, Germany: DeGruyter Mouton, pp. 91-96. ISBN 9783110477498.

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    Abstract

    This presentation reports on an investigation into the links between proficiency level in the second language and degree of sociocultural integration in the host country following migration. Participants were 149 highly-educated young-adult sequential Polish-English bilinguals who had been resident in the UK for an average of eight years. Statistical analyses backed up with interview data show that the degree of acculturation and sociocultural integration are strongly linked to the ultimate proficiency level in the new language following migration.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Applied Linguistics and Communication
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2017 07:58
    Last Modified: 24 Mar 2017 13:20
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/18414

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