The Attitudes of Bilingual Children to Their Languages

Oliver, Rhonda & Purdie, Nola M. (1998) The Attitudes of Bilingual Children to Their Languages. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 19(3), pp. 199-211.


This study examines the attitudes of 58 bilingual primary-school children towards their first and second languages, and the attitudes they attribute to parents, teachers and peers in the context of the home, the classroom and the playground. It also examines whether students' attitudes to language are moderated by whether or not they were born in Australia, the cultural group to which they belong, whether or not they had received English as a Second Language (ESL) help, and the number of years they have lived in Australia.

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ID Code: 13142
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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ISSN: 0143-4632
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1998 (The authors)
Deposited On: 25 Mar 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 16:38

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