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ERIC Number: EJ889833
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1061-1932
Language Competition in an Ethnic Autonomous Region: A Case of Ethnic Mongol Students in Inner Mongolia
Ojijed, Wuyuncang
Chinese Education and Society, v43 n1 p58-69 Jan-Feb 2010
This study examines language attitudes among Mongols in Inner Mongolia, using an extensive questionnaire. Forty Mongolian students who are studying at Inner Mongolia Normal University participated in this study. The results show that Mongols hold more positive attitudes toward putonghua and English than toward the Mongolian language in many respects, such as for gathering information, gaining respect, succeeding in their studies, making friends, participating in social and school activities, and bonding in the community. Moreover, Mongols hold more positive attitudes toward learning and speaking their ethnic language than to English and putonghua at home and in school. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China