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Language attitudes of Mauritian youth in secondary education: some preliminary results

Conference Paper


Abstract


  • Two sociolinguistic studies carried out in secondary schools in

    Mauritius in a decade have revealed a growing interest for the Asian

    ancestral languages. This article reports on results of a study conducted in

    2009 on language perceptions and language attitudes of young Mauritians of

    Indian descent. Data is analysed within the theoretical framework of

    accommodative behaviour with reference to an earlier study. Some

    predictions on the future of languages in Mauritius are made by taking into

    consideration the various issues at stake in a globalising world where

    English is the dominant international language with India and China as the

    two fastest growing world economies.

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Bissoonauth-Bedford, A. (2014). Language attitudes of Mauritian youth in secondary education: some preliminary results. Actes du Xlll6 colloque du Comite International des Etudes Creoles (pp. 247-266). Mauritius: Arnaud Carpooran/Creole Speaking Union.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/1819

Start Page


  • 247

End Page


  • 266

Place Of Publication


  • Mauritius

Abstract


  • Two sociolinguistic studies carried out in secondary schools in

    Mauritius in a decade have revealed a growing interest for the Asian

    ancestral languages. This article reports on results of a study conducted in

    2009 on language perceptions and language attitudes of young Mauritians of

    Indian descent. Data is analysed within the theoretical framework of

    accommodative behaviour with reference to an earlier study. Some

    predictions on the future of languages in Mauritius are made by taking into

    consideration the various issues at stake in a globalising world where

    English is the dominant international language with India and China as the

    two fastest growing world economies.

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Bissoonauth-Bedford, A. (2014). Language attitudes of Mauritian youth in secondary education: some preliminary results. Actes du Xlll6 colloque du Comite International des Etudes Creoles (pp. 247-266). Mauritius: Arnaud Carpooran/Creole Speaking Union.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/1819

Start Page


  • 247

End Page


  • 266

Place Of Publication


  • Mauritius