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Title: Insights into Cypriot-Greek attitudes toward multilingualism and multiculturalism in Cyprus
Authors: Kkese, Elena 
Lokhtina, Irina 
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.
ISSN: 10163476
Rights: © 2017 Mediterranean Institute, University of Malta
Type: Article
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