The effect of population distribution on L1 and L2 acquisition: evidence from the multilingual region of South Tyrol

@article{Angelis2012TheEO,
  title={The effect of population distribution on L1 and L2 acquisition: evidence from the multilingual region of South Tyrol},
  author={Gessica De Angelis},
  journal={International Journal of Multilingualism},
  year={2012},
  volume={9},
  pages={407 - 422}
}
Abstract The present article examines the effect of population distribution on L1 (Italian) and L2 (German) acquisition in the multilingual context of South Tyrol, Italy. Population distribution is regarded as a central variable to assess the impact of two factors included in willingness to communicate (WTC) theory: (1) Fear of assimilation to the L2 community and (2) Intergroup Climate. The study examines whether the opportunity to communicate in the L1 or the L2 in the immediate living… Expand

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