ERIC Number: EJ263229
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1982
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An Intergroup Approach to Second Language Acquisition.
Giles, Howard; Byrne, Jane L.
Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, v3 n1 p17-40 1982
Outlines social psychological approach to language and ethnicity which allows understanding processes underlying group members' desires to create distinctive ethnolinguistic varieties. Evaluates Gardner's and Clement's social psychological models of second language acquisition in interethnic contexts; proposes specific social psychological conditions which facilitate or inhibit members of a subordinate ethnic group achieving near-native proficiency in language of dominant ethnic collectivity. (Author/BK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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