Multilingualism and Language Attitudes : Local Versus Immigrant Students ’ Perceptions

@inproceedings{Ibarraran2008MultilingualismAL,
  title={Multilingualism and Language Attitudes : Local Versus Immigrant Students ’ Perceptions},
  author={Amaia Ibarraran and David Lasagabaster and J. M. Sierra},
  year={2008}
}
  • Amaia Ibarraran, David Lasagabaster, J. M. Sierra
  • Published 2008
Spain took in more immigrants than any other European country in 2005, a fact which has had a clear impact on the education system. This paper examines the language attitudes held by 125 local or autochtonous (42.4%) and immigrant (57.6%) students in the Basque Country. The results showed that both groups of students held rather negative attitudes towards Basque, whereas their attitudes towards Spanish were very favourable. As for English, immigrant students’ attitudes were far more positive… CONTINUE READING

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