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ERIC Number: EJ1162015
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1367-0050
My Competence, Your Competence, and the Language We Use: The Moderating Effect of Interlocutor Language Constraint in Bilingual Accommodation
Vincze, László; Gasiorek, Jessica
International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, v21 n1 p70-78 2018
This paper examines the interactive effects of motives and contextual constraints predicting linguistic convergence with Finnish speakers among a small group of Swedish-speaking Finns. The data were collected among university students in Helsinki (N = 82). A moderated mediation analysis demonstrated the primacy of speakers' competence motive for linguistic convergence to Finnish. However, this relationship was moderated by interlocutors' competence in Swedish (i.e. interlocutor language constraint): speakers' competence motive was a weaker predictor of convergence to Finnish when their interlocutors' competence was low. The theoretical implications of these findings for accommodation in bilingual contexts are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Finland (Helsinki)
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