First language dominance and language shift of Turkish youngsters in Western Europe

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    Abstract

    In this paper, the language use, choice, dominance and preference of Turkish youngsters in five multicultural Western European cities are presented. Reported language proficiency of Turkish students between the ages of 6-11 is documented for Göteborg, Hamburg, The Hague, Brussels and Lyon. Also, the informants¿ language choice, language dominance, and language preference are presented cumulatively. Derived from this database, a (pseudo)-longitudinal profile and a language vitality index for Turkish youngsters of dif-ferent age groups and, ultimately, of different generations will be construed. The data pre-sented here is derived from the Multilingual Cities Project, which has been carried out among primary school students in six large European cities.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)262-278
    Number of pages19
    JournalTurkic Languages
    Volume9
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2005

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