ERIC Number: ED127781
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Language Maintenance and Language Shift among Mexican American College Students.
Sole, Yolanda R.
Journal of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest, v1 n1 p22-47 Aug 1975
The aim of this study is threefold: (1) to explore differential/nondifferential code allocations for Spanish and English according to different domains of social interaction among Mexican-American college students; (2) to determine what linguistic and demographic variables are associated with differential usage patterns; (3) to relate the findings of this survey to those of other language-maintenance studies conducted among different Mexican-American subpopulations. Data for the study were obtained by mail questionnaires in the summer of 1974. One hundred and sixty-four students of Mexican descent, enrolled at The University of Texas at Austin, served as respondents. (Author)
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Bilingualism, Code Switching (Language), College Students, Diglossia, English, Language Maintenance, Language Proficiency, Language Usage, Mexican Americans, Social Relations, Sociolinguistics, Spanish
John G. Bordie, Foreign Language Education Center, University of Texas, Austin, Texas 78712
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A