The language attitudes of bilingual youth in multilingual Singapore

  title={The language attitudes of bilingual youth in multilingual Singapore},
  author={Wendy D. Bokhorst‐Heng and Imelda S. Caleon},
  journal={Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development},
  pages={235 - 251}
Abstract This paper is about the language attitudes that bilingual youth in Singapore have towards their Mother Tongue and English, and towards codeswitching between the two. The language attitudes of 443 primary school students were investigated using a variation of the matched-guise technique. Status and solidarity dimensions of attitudes, with ethnicity and socio-economic status as independent variables, were used in the analysis. The Chinese and Indian children's attitudes towards English… 

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