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Patterns of Language Attitudes and Language Use [microform] : A Study of New Mexican Adolescents / Stephanie Maietta
Bib ID 5613046
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Maietta, Stephanie
 
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Description [S.l.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1996 
83 p. 
Summary

This study, replicating an earlier experimental study, examined language attitudes in New Mexican Hispanic bilinguals aged 10-20, drawing on a socio-educational model of attitude formation and focusing on the relationship between language attitudes and five other variables: age; gender; youth culture; language ability; and language and cultural background. Data were gathered using a questionnaire, administered in both English and Spanish to 217 students in 3 schools (one elementary, one middle, and one high school). Results suggest that the community is limiting its use of Spanish despite generally positive attitudes toward both Spanish and bilingualism. The strongest relationships found in the data were between proficiency, place of origin, and language background and attitudes. Suggestions are offered for improving the reliability of two scales in the questionnaire, those concerning the youth culture and attitudes toward use value and status of Spanish. Both English and Spanish versions of the questionnaire are appended. Contains 19 references. (MSE)

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Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Adolescents.  |  Bilingualism.  |  Child Language.  |  Children.  |  Elementary Secondary Education.  |  Hispanic American Students.  |  Hispanic Americans.  |  Language Attitudes.  |  Language Maintenance.  |  Language Patterns.  |  Language Role.  |  Language Usage.  |  Questionnaires.  |  Regional Characteristics.  |  Surveys.  |  Young Adults.  |  New Mexico
Form/genre Reports, Research.  |  Tests/Questionnaires.
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