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|Title:||Insights into Cypriot-Greek attitudes toward multilingualism and multiculturalism in Cyprus||Authors:||Kkese, Elena
|Keywords:||Workplace;Multilingualism;Multiculturalism;Media;Language attitudes;Education||Category:||Languages and Literature||Field:||Humanities||Issue Date:||2017||Publisher:||Malta University Publishers Ltd||Source:||Journal of Mediterranean Studies, 2017, Volume 26, Issue 2, Pages 227-246||Abstract:||This paper seeks to explore language attitudes toward multilingualism and multiculturalism in the Cypriot-Greek context by investigating different domains of society. The sociolinguistic situation in Cyprus is of particular interest since the island is a dynamic bidialectal and multilingual country attracting individuals from both the EU and other foreign populations especially over the last decades with the massive increase in immigration. This leads Cypriot- Greek users to forming particular attitudes toward the languages present in the Cypriot-Greek context. To examine these attitudes, data was collected through a questionnaire administered upon a sample of native Cypriot-Greek users living in the district of Larnaca; this was analysed quantitatively. Drawing on the results, Cypriot-Greek users seem to acknowledge the importance of learning additional languages especially for the domains of education, workplace and media.||URI:||http://ktisis.cut.ac.cy/handle/10488/12661||ISSN:||10163476||Rights:||© 2017 Mediterranean Institute, University of Malta||Type:||Article|
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