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Standard language ideology and multilingualism : results from a survey among European students

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This article draws upon data from 1880 students across Europe, gathered through an online survey. It aims at identifying general trends regarding their beliefs about multilingualism: Are these still shaped by the dominant standard language ideology (SLI)? In the article, results from factor analysis that examined underlying dimensions of beliefs about multilingualism and language learning are presented. These dimensions are evaluated differently by subsamples of students. On the one hand, students are divided by national backgrounds; for instance, Central European students differ from Belgian students. On the other hand, variables such as geographical mobility play an equal role: Students who consider moving to another country differ in their beliefs from their peers who prefer to stay in their home countries.
Tijdschrift: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF APPLIED LINGUISTICS
ISSN: 2192-9521
Issue: 2
Volume: 6
Pagina's: 185 - 208
Jaar van publicatie:2018