David Lasagabaster y Ángel Huguet (eds.) (2006) Multilingualism in European Bilingual Contexts. Language Use and Attitudes. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters.
Despite the spread of multilingualism, the number of research studies in multilingual contexts is scarce. This book deals with this question by examining would-be teachers' language use and attitudes, as their influence on future generations can be enormous. All the papers included in this volume, therefore, elicit information from university students whose degrees are geared towards teaching. The sample consisted of more than 1800 undergraduates. The use of the same questionnaire and the same methodology allows the reader to compare the results obtained in different European bilingual contexts (the Basque Country, Catalonia, Galicia, and the Valencian Community in Spain, plus Belgium, Friesland, Ireland, Malta and Wales), where the presence of diverse foreign languages (mainly English) leads to a situation in which several languages are in contact.
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