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Actitudes hacia el catalán: un estudio sociolingüístico de principiantes del catalán en Barcelona
Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, Spanish.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2342-7387
2013 (Spanish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Language Attitudes towards Catalan : A Sociolinguistic Study of Beginners in Catalan in Barcelona (English)
Abstract [en]

This study focuses on the Catalan language of Catalonia, a region located in the east of Spain. There are many immigrants living in this region who decide to learn the Catalan language in hope of finding a job or to integrate in the Catalan society.

The main aim of this study was to discover the types of language attitudes the beginners of Catalan show towards this language (general, instrumental and integrative attitudes). Language attitudes are of importance because it can indicate the “health” of a minority language, such as is usually considered Catalan. The method applied was direct, where the informants had to answer a written questionnaire. The results of the study show positive attitudes towards the Catalan language and its general use in Catalonia.

The main conclusions of the study were that the informants showed positive and slightly more instrumental attitudes towards Catalan, indicating that the main motive of learning the language was more of practical use than integrative motives.

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2013. , 33 p.
Keyword [en]
attitudes, Catalan, Barcelona, instrumental, integrative, sociolinguistics
Keyword [sv]
katalanska, attityder, lingvistik, Katalonien, Barcelona, sociolingvistik
Keyword [es]
actitudes, catalán, Cataluña, Barcelona, sociolingüística, integrativa, instrumental, bilingüismo
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Specific Languages
URN: urn:nbn:se:du-12620OAI: diva2:630211
Available from: 2013-06-18 Created: 2013-06-18 Last updated: 2013-07-05Bibliographically approved

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