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={G. D. Angelis},
  journal={International Journal of Multilingualism},
  year={2012},
  volume={9},
  pages={407-422}
}
  • G. D. Angelis
  • Published 2012
  • Geography
  • International Journal of Multilingualism
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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