Napredna pretraga

Pregled bibliografske jedinice broj: 653258

Multilingual attitudes and attitudes to multilingualism


Mihaljević Djigunović, Jelena
Multilingual attitudes and attitudes to multilingualism // Current multilingualism. A new linguistic dispensation / David Singleton, Joshua A. Fishman, Larissa Aronin i Muiris O Laoire (ur.).
Bostin/Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton, 2013. str. 163-186


Naslov
Multilingual attitudes and attitudes to multilingualism

Autori
Mihaljević Djigunović, Jelena

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Poglavlja u knjigama, znanstveni

Knjiga
Current multilingualism. A new linguistic dispensation

Urednik/ci
David Singleton, Joshua A. Fishman, Larissa Aronin i Muiris O Laoire

Izdavač
De Gruyter Mouton

Grad
Bostin/Berlin

Godina
2013

Raspon stranica
163-186

ISBN
978-1-61451-389-6

Ključne riječi
Attitudes, bilingualism, multilingualism

Sažetak
The findings in this study indicate that Croatian learners and users of foreign languages have, generally speaking, positve attitudes to foreign language learning and a rather high tolerance for otherness. More open and flexible attitudes are held by females than males, by more educated people, and by people who spent most of their lives in big cities. Positive attitudes are also associated with early foreign language learning, with greater length of learning and with higher self-assessment of foreign language competence. A significant correlation exists between attitudes and the frequency of using foreign languages, especially in private life. Multilinguals and bilinguals have displayed a range of significant differences in attitudes. These differences are evident in attitudes to foreign language learning, in tolerance of otherness, in attitudes to speaking several foreign languages, and in the value that foreign language competence entails. Although many of the relationships we looked into were associated with higher self-perceived competence and frequency of use of the first foreign language, our findings offer important evidence of major attitudinal differences between bilinguals and multilinguals. Therefore, on the basis of our study we would like to suggest that, from the attitudinal perspective, bilinguals and multilinguals should be considered as two separate types of language users.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Filologija



POVEZANOST RADA


Projekt / tema
130-1301001-0988 - Usvajanje engleskoga jezika od rane dobi: analiza učenikova međujezika (Jelena Mihaljević-Djigunović, )

Ustanove
Filozofski fakultet, Zagreb

Autor s matičnim brojem:
Jelena Mihaljević-Djigunović, (128805)