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Sociodemographic, psychological and politico-cultural correlates in Flemish students' attitude toward French and English

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dc.contributor.author Dewaele, Jean-Marc
dc.date.accessioned 2008-08-05T18:38:16Z
dc.date.available 2008-08-05T18:38:16Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 26(2): 118-137 en
dc.identifier.issn 0143-4632
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10315/1335
dc.description.abstract An analysis of 100 Flemish high-school students' attitudes towards French and English (both foreign languages) revealed complex links etween personality factors, gender, politicocultural identity, communicative behaviour and foreign language attitudes. Attitudes towards English were found to be much more positive than those towards French, despite the fact that the participants had enjoyed a longer and more intense formal instruction in French (it being their second language). The independent variables were found to have stronger effects for French than for English, with the exception of politicocultural identity of the participant, which had a strong effect on attitudes towards French but not English. Overall, it seems that social factors, including exposure to the foreign languages, are linked with lowerlevel personality dimensions and thus shape attitudes towards these languages. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Multilingual Matters & Channel View Publications en
dc.subject French as a Foreign Language en
dc.subject English as a Foreign Language en
dc.subject Belgium en
dc.subject Language Attitudes en
dc.subject Foreign Language Acquisition en
dc.title Sociodemographic, psychological and politico-cultural correlates in Flemish students' attitude toward French and English en
dc.type Article en

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