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ERIC Number: EJ1030889
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-0143-4632
Reset or Forge Ahead? Is There a Future and "Value" in the Study of Spanish? Historical Trends and Calculations of the Merit or Dollar Worth of the Language
Dulfano, Isabel; Rubio, Fernando
Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, v35 n2 p139-150 2014
The objective of this paper is to trace the actual demand on enrolments over time, as much as the history of wavering public and academic sentiment towards teaching and speaking Spanish in this country during the last century. Secondarily, we examine the question of the value of mother tongue fluency or the acquisition, mastery and usage of the Spanish language in today's international marketplace. Using a qualitative review of current research, we provide some approximations of economic and marketing quantitative determinations of "value" of the language.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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