ERIC Number: EJ598448
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Home Background Characteristics and Second Language Learning.
Gardner, R. C.; Masgoret, Anne-Marie; Tremblay, Paul F.
Journal of Language and Social Psychology, v18 n4 p419-37 Dec 1999
Assesses the linguistic nature of home community, recollections of early experiences in second language learning, and attitudes and beliefs about language learning and bilingualism in English-speaking Canadian college students who study French. Surveys provide support for a causal model which indicates that sociocultural experiences influence students' cultural attitudes, motivations to learn French, and self-perceptions of second-language proficiency. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Canada