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    Sources of variation in Galician multilinguals’ attitudes towards Galician, Spanish, English and French

    Dewaele, Jean-Marc and Pena Diaz, C. (2018) Sources of variation in Galician multilinguals’ attitudes towards Galician, Spanish, English and French. Revista Nebrija de Lingüística Aplicada a la Enseñanza de Lenguas 12 (25), pp. 34-58. ISSN 1699-6569.

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    Abstract

    In this study we investigate the sources of individual differences in the language attitudes of 125 students enrolled in a language school in La Coruña (Galicia). Adopting a multicompetence perspective (Cook, 2012), we assumed that the presence of a particular language in the mind of a multilingual may affect attitudes towards the other languages. Considering the unique status, prestige and history of Galician, Spanish, English and French in La Coruña, we also assumed that differences in attitudes towards these languages could be linked more or less strongly to various background variables in participants such as self-perceived proficiency, type of upbringing (monolingual or bilingual), age of onset of learning, exposure to foreign languages through television and visits to the foreign country, gender and age. The results of statistical analyses confirm that connections exist in the attitudes toward the different languages, and that the independent variables have different effects on the attitudes towards the four language.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Applied Linguistics and Communication
    Depositing User: Professor Jean-Marc Dewaele
    Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2018 11:28
    Last Modified: 29 Nov 2018 11:28
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/25292

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