ERIC Number: ED365130
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Parent Attitudes to Children's L1 Maintenance. A Cross-Sectional Study of Immigrant Groups in the Nordic Countries.
Holmen, Anne; And Others
This paper focuses on parents' attitudes about their children's maintenance of their native language (L1). It is part of an inter-nordic study of immigrant languages between generation one and generation two, that interviewed 276 parents of North American, Finnish, Turkish, and Vietnamese origin, residing in Denmark, Norway, Finland, and Sweden. Questions were about parents' attitudes to L1 maintenance by their children and second language acquisition and use. Tables show the results of the interviews, and a discussion focuses on why some of the results occurred. (AB)
Descriptors: Child Language, Children, Cultural Differences, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups, Finnish, Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Interviews, Language Maintenance, Minority Groups, North Americans, Parent Attitudes, Parent Participation, Second Language Learning, Turkish, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Vietnamese
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Denmark; Finland; Norway; Sweden
Note: Paper presented at the Conference on Maintenance and Loss of Ethnic Minority Languages (Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands, September 1-4, 1992).