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ERIC Number: ED342232
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 168
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-2-89219-223-4
Les attitudes des eleves acadiens neo-ecossais a l'egard du francais et de l'anglais au Canada (The Attitudes of Nova Scotian Acadian Students with Regard to French and English in Canada).
Starets, Moshe
The second of three sociolinguistic studies of Nova Scotian Acadian attitudes, this volume focuses on the language attitudes of high school juniors and seniors, especially in comparison with their parents' attitudes. It draws on parent data accumulated for the first study. The sample consisted of 216 students in 2 regions, comprising about one-fourth of the Acadian student population in those grades. Subjects were administered a questionnaire of 89 items concerning socioeconomic and language background, language use, and language-related opinions. The results are presented and analyzed in detail in three sections dealing respectively with: (1) attitudes concerning French and English language, cultures, and communities inside the region, within Canada, and in general; (2) the role of French and French-English language competence for Acadians and anglophones in the workplace; and (3) languages in school, including the best methods for language learning, language of instruction, and English second language instruction in francophone schools. Each section has its own appendixes containing questionnaire data. It is concluded that in this population of students and parents, affective attitudes toward both languages are very positive. A brief analysis of results by region, native language, language of home use, and socioeconomic status are also presented. The opinion questionnaire and a 48-item bibliography are included. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: French
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Center for Research on Language Planning, Quebec (Quebec).
Identifiers - Location: Canada