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Martin-Rubió, Xavier; Cots, Josep Maria – Language Awareness, 2018
In this paper, we explore the extent to which a stay abroad in a Danish university in which English is a frequent medium of instruction can be a very suitable context for students to increase their language proficiency and to develop both awareness of their communicative skills and their confidence in them. The data analysed come from (i) a pre-…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Esteem, Study Abroad, College Students
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Kristiansen, Tore – Language Awareness, 2001
Argues that young Danes are changing the notion of standard Danish. Data gathered in the Danish town of Naestved indicated standard Danish is moving in the direction of low Copenhagen speech. Suggests that young Danes operate with two standards when it comes to language: one for school where excellence is perceived in terms of superiority; and one…
Descriptors: Danish, Foreign Countries, Language Standardization, Language Usage
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Jorgensen, J. N.; Quist, P. – Language Awareness, 2001
Examines native speakers' reactions to the second language Danish of young Bilingual Turkish-Danish school students. Respondents were asked to evaluate the quality of the Danish of these students on the basis of tape recorded excerpts. Overall, respondents evaluated all speakers more negatively when they considered them to be nonnative Danes, but…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Bilingualism, Danish, Foreign Countries
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Ladegaard, Hans J. – Language Awareness, 2001
Focuses on popular perceptions of standard language in Denmark. Presents results from a study of folk linguistic awareness in which subjects listened to five different versions of regional standard Danish (SD) and filled in a questionnaire. Results show that subjects' perception of SD correlates with their own regional background, and that…
Descriptors: Danish, Foreign Countries, Language Attitudes, Language Standardization