ERIC Number: ED184329
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Attitude linguistique des adolescents francophones du Canada (Linguistic Attitude of French Adolescents in Canada).
A report is presented of research on the attitudes of French-speaking adolescents toward the English language and culture. For the purposes of this study, Shaw and Wright's definition of attitude was accepted, that is, an evaluative reaction of the affective order. The four parts of the study describe the following: (1) the preparation of the instrument; (2) the reaction of the adolescents to a number of photographs and visual stereotypes illustrating the two principal Canadian cultures; (3) an analysis of the importance of attitude and aptitude in learning a second language; and (4) an inventory of the variables that can influence linguistic attitudes. Results seem to indicate the need to look for new factors affecting attitude, while accepting some of the traditional influences. In addition to bibliographic footnotes, there is a list of Masters theses on related aspects of the question of language attitudes in Quebec. (AMH)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Attitude Measures, Attitudes, Biculturalism, Bilingualism, Cultural Context, Cultural Influences, English (Second Language), French, Language Aptitude, Language Attitudes, Language Research, Language Role, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Social Attitudes, Sociocultural Patterns, Sociolinguistics
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Laval Univ., Quebec (Quebec). International Center for Research on Bilingualism.
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