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ERIC Number: EJ1031187
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1534-8458
Language Ideologies of Arizona Voters, Language Managers, and Teachers
Fitzsimmons-Doolan, Shannon
Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, v13 n1 p34-52 2014
Arizona is the site of many explicit language policies as well as ongoing scholarly discussions of related language ideologies--beliefs about the role of language in society. This study adds a critical piece to the investigation of the role of ideologies in language policy processes by thoroughly documenting language ideologies expressed by a large sample of influential policy stakeholders (politically active voters, language managers, and teachers [N?=?1,294]) while such policy processes were ongoing. The study uses survey methodology and statistical analysis, and for each language ideology identified, comparisons among levels of 10 demographic variables (e.g., party membership, age group, and years teaching) are reported. The findings include five language ideologies accounting for 53% of the total variance as well as significant differences related to several demographic variables. In particular, a dominant "pro-monolingualism" ideology and a complementary "pro-multilingualism" language ideology are confirmed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Arizona